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“How lucky is the man who, like Mozart and others, goes to the tavern of an evening and writes some fresh music. For he lives while he is creating.”

 

Johannes Brahms

in search of lost time

Saturday 27 November 2021, 15:00

The Hague: Paleiskerk

Liebeslieder-walzer

Damask Vocal Quartet

Katharine Dain soprano

Marine Fribourg mezzo-soprano

Guy Cutting tenor

Drew Santini bass

Flore Merlin piano

Anne le Bozec piano

 

Programme

Johannes Brahms
Liebeslieder-Walzer, opus 52

Zachary Wadsworth
Walzer einen neuen Liebe

Franz Schubert
Vocal quartets

John Corigliano
Liebeslied

The ultimate music for the salon

Four singers, two pianists quatre-mains. In the 19th century, this was an ideal ensemble for musical soirées at home. Dozens of composers wrote pieces for vocal quartet. Schumann and Brahms even contributed some masterpieces. The singers of Damask,  also  successful as soloists, elevate this domestic music to an exceptional level. Their debut CD O schöne Nacht was honoured with the prestigious Choc Award in 2019.

 

With his Liebeslieder-Walzer, Brahms composed music for the salon and, according to his biographers, a declaration of love to Clara Schumann. Also today, composers indulge in vocal quartets, including John Corigliano and Zachary Wadsworth, who gave a contemporary twist to Brahms’s Liebeslieder-Walzer.

Order tickets : € 10,00 – € 27,50

The Hague: Paleiskerk

The four singers of Damask during the recording of their CD ‘O schöne Nacht’

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