Confluence Concerts' Dichterliebe: Whose Love?

July 21 clock 07:30 PM


Heliconian Hall
Toronto, ON

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With Teiya Kasahara 笠原 貞野, voice and David Eliakis, piano

A gender-expansive re-telling of Schumann’s Dichterliebe including additional musical settings by his contemporaries.

Drawing inspiration from the original poetry of Heinrich Heine’s ‘Lyrisches Intermezzo’, Dichterliebe: Whose Love? takes us down a queer, chosen journey rather than the expected 19th century lieder recital of Robert Schumann’s music. Exploring the central question, “Whose love is important, valid, and celebrated?” is the impetus for co-curators and performers Teiya Kasahara and David Eliakis’ inquiry into their classical music educations, the traditions which they have perpetuated in both music and life, and the sex and gender norms that still govern much of today’s performance practices and social discourse. Dichterliebe: Whose Love? gives space for these performer-poets to express their gender-expansive interpretation of love through a variety of settings from Schumann’s original and those of his contemporaries.

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Dichterliebe: Whose Love?

Poetry by Heinrich Heine from Lyrisches Intermezzo
Music by Robert Schumann, based on Dichterliebe, op. 48

Prologue: Whose Love?
Words by Teiya Kasahara, music arranged by David Eliakis

  1. Dein Angesicht (op. 127, no. 2)

  2. Im wunderschönen Monat Mai

  3. Aus meinen Tränen sprießen

  4. Die Rose, die Lilie, die Taube

  5. Wenn ich in deine Augen seh’ (music by Hugo Wolf)

  6. Die Lotosblume (from Myrthen, op. 25, no. 7)

  7. Ich will meine Seele tauchen (arr. David Eliakis)

  8. Im Rhein, im heiligen Strome (music by Franz Liszt)

  9. Ich grolle nicht

  10. Stirb’, Lieb’ und Freud’! (op. 25, no. 2; words by Justinus Kerner)

  11. Hör’ ich das Liedchen klingen (arr. David Eliakis)

  12. Am Leuchtenden Sommermorgen (music by Robert Franz and R. Schumann)

  13. Ich hab’ in Traum geweinet

  14. Allnächtlich im Träume (music by Fanny Hensel Mendelssohn, Robert Franz, and Felix Mendelssohn)

  15. Die alten, bösen Lieder


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