The Zigeunerlieder (“Gypsy Songs”) are the vocal counterpart to Brahms’ Hungarian Dances and the exotic parallel to his Liebeslieder Walzes. The cycle consists of eleven settings of Hungarian folksongs, translated by a Hungarian nanny, with an occasionally extremely demanding piano part.
With the set of six refreshing choral songs in memory of holidays in Upper Bavaria, Elgar gives his enthusiasm for alpine music a resonating memorial – in the typical English form of part songs, something completely different from his well known Pomp and Circumstance marches.
Martin Wiedenhofer, piano
Benedikt Haag, conductor
Tickets € 30 / 20 (plus booking fees)
Friends: Tickets € 30 / 20
Church of St ‘Matthäus’
Nußbaumstraße 1, 80336 München
Underground station: Sendlinger Tor
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