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La Monnaie - Matthias Goerne
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Matthias Goerne

Ernste Gesänge

‘To reach out to people, to bring them face to face with feelings that are becoming rarer and rarer and which are less and less part of everyday life.’ For Matthias Goerne, this is the true meaning of a recital. The German baritone is enjoying more and more success on the international stage, particularly because of his qualities as a melodist, proving his mastery of Schubert, Schumann, Wolf and Brahms. The warmth of his timbre, the organic fluidity of his singing, the subtlety and originality of his interpretation really touches the heart. With, amongst others, the Vier ernste Gesänge in the programme for his recital, he is presenting us with an intense meditation on death. This masterpiece of ‘four serious songs’ became a poignant legacy, composed, as it was, by Brahms only a year before his death. Matthias Goerne employs his art to express the many twists and turns, from bitter vanity to calming hope.

Production Bozar Music
Co-presentation La Monnaie / De Munt
© Marco Borggreve