Christiane Karg  © Gisela Schenker
Christiane Karg © Gisela Schenker


CHRISTIANE KARG sings recitals with harpist Anneleen Lenaerts

After her great success with Mahler's IV Symphony with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam, Christiane Karg is giving a beautiful series of song recitals with the Vienna Philharmonic's principal harpist Anneleen Lenaerts. Entitled "Wir sind durch Not und Freude gegangen Hand in Hand," the two exceptional artists will perform songs by Claude Debussy, Ottorino Respighi and Richard Strauss. The program will conclude with his "Four Last Songs".

"Happiness is love, nothing else. He who can love is happy." 
(Hermann Hesse)

With his "Four Last Songs" Richard Strauss looks back at the end of his life to a world that has become a different one after two world wars. A kind of personal requiem full of sonority and poetry. Originally not intended as a cycle, they have become Strauss' artistic legacy; in the version for orchestra and voice, many great interpreters, alongside important conductors, have traced these sounds, which unite foreboding of death and hope for the hereafter. The next recitals will feature the "Four Last Songs" are performed by Christiane Karg and harpist Anneleen Lenaerts: delicate, fragile, intimate.

„Wir sind durch Not und Freude gegangen Hand in Hand"

Claude Debussy: Clair de lune (aus "Suite bergamasque")
Claude Debussy: Le jet d'eau, aus "5 Poèmes de Charles Baudelaire"
Claude Debussy: Nuit d’étoiles
Claude Debussy: Beau soir
Claude Debussy: Colloque sentimental (aus "Fêtes galantes")
Ottorino Respighi: Van li effluvi de le rose
Ottorino Respighi: Serenata Indiana (aus "Sei Liriche")
Ottorino Respighi: Piccola mano bianca (aus "Sei Liriche",Vol. 2)
Ottorino Respighi: Storia breve
Ottorino Respighi: Su una violetta morta (aus "Sei Liriche", Vol. 2)
Ottorino Respighi: Nebbie
Richard Strauss: Zueignung, op. 10/1
Richard Strauss: Heimliche Aufforderung, op. 27/3
Richard Strauss: Allerseelen, op. 10/8
Richard Strauss: Befreit, op. 39/4
Richard Strauss: Vier letzte Lieder

Christiane Karg, soprano
Anneleen Lenaerts, harp