20.9.2017, 8 p.m.,
Schumannhaus Schumannhaus Sebastianstraße 182 53115BonnVanished words
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy:
Six songs without words (volume 5), op. 62
Three intermezzi for piano op. 117
Improvisations on hungarian peasant songs, op. 20 Sz 74
Fantasy in C major, op. 17
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During the classical and romantic periods, instrumental music was proclaimed to be the summit of musical expression, regardless of the instruments employed. But what was the role of ‘song’ in piano music as it grew increasingly popular? The young Bonn pianist Fabian Müller sets out to answer this question. Mendelssohn’s ‘Songs without words’ translate poetry into music; Robert Schumann, in his ‘C-major Fantasy’, quotes Beethoven’s ‘An die ferne Geliebte’ as a wordless declaration of love to Clara. Finally, Béla Bartók took orally transmitted ‘peasant music’ as the point of departure for an independent new style in the form of written-out improvisations.
Joint event with the Bonn Schumannfest