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Dichterliebe

Dichterliebe

based on "Dichterliebe" op. 48 by Robert Schumann on texts by Heinrich Heine

Version for high voice (tenor or soprano) and 9 instrumentalists


  • Instrumentation: tenor (or Mezzosoprano) and 9 instrumentalists
  • Edition: performance material
  • Language: German

 
Description
Love, solitude and human transience: these timeless themes pervade the seemingly simple, folkloristic tone of the sixteen lieder in Robert Schumann’s famous song cycle Dichterliebe with poems by Heinrich Heine. These lieder are the tonal realisation of the imagination of a disjointed soul – an enigmatic soul singing of his love, leaving us unclear as to whether this was a genuine event in the past or merely a dream.

Schumann’s lieder in his cycle are each self-contained, whereas the sixteen songs are featured in my work as individual islands woven organically into a larger, newly created composition. Schumann’s harmonies and melodies form the basis of my work, acting as a wellspring for my tonal stream. All Heine’s texts and Schumann’s melodic lines are retained, although certain text passages are repeated or given new focal points. Here everything remains in a state of flux: a tonal stream of the subconscious. Accompanied by associative visualisation, my work does not narrate a chronological story, but unexpectedly opens individual windows in the human soul. Christian Jost
Details
Auftragswerk : Auftragswerk des Konzerthaus Berlin
Performance duration: 65'0"
Publisher: Schott Music
Uraufführung : 21. Oktober 2017 Berlin, Konzerthaus, Werner-Otto-Saal (D) · Peter Lodahl, Tenor; Horenstein Ensemble · Dirigent: Christian Jost
Year of composition: 2017
instrumentation: Fl. · Klar. · Vibr. (auch Marimba) · Hfe. · Klav. (auch Cel.) · 2 Vl · Vla. · Vc.
Delivery rights: worldwide
Performances
2020-08-29 | Konstanz (Germany), RathausOper
2020-08-28 | Konstanz (Germany), RathausOper
2020-08-26 | Konstanz (Germany), RathausOper
2020-08-24 | Konstanz (Germany), RathausOper
2020-08-23 | Konstanz (Germany), RathausOper
2020-08-21 | Konstanz (Germany), RathausOper | First Night
Conductor: Jan Croonenbroeck
2020-07-11 | Darmstadt (Germany), Staatstheater
Conductor: Jan Croonenbroeck
2020-07-01 | Darmstadt (Germany), Staatstheater
Conductor: Jan Croonenbroeck
2020-06-28 | Darmstadt (Germany), Staatstheater
Conductor: Jan Croonenbroeck
2020-06-27 | Darmstadt (Germany), Staatstheater
Conductor: Jan Croonenbroeck
2020-06-26 | Darmstadt (Germany), Staatstheater | First Night
Conductor: Christian Jost
Orchestra: Shanghai Symphony Orchestra
2020-05-09 | Shanghai (China, People's Republic) | national Premiere
Conductor: Christian Jost
Orchestra: Saarländisches Staatsorchester
2020-02-16 | Saarbrücken (Germany), Alte Feuerwache — 18:00
Conductor: Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez
Orchestra: New Orchestra of Washington
2020-02-15 | Washington, DC (United States of America), Live! @ 10th & G — 16:00
Conductor: Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez
Orchestra: New Orchestra of Washington
2020-02-14 | Washington, DC (United States of America), Live! @ 10th & G — 20:00 | national Premiere
Conductor: Christian Jost
2019-12-12 | Dortmund (Germany), Konzerthaus
Conductor: Christian Jost
Orchestra: Krzyzowa-Music Workshop
2019-08-22 | Krzyżowa (Poland), Konzertsaal — 18:00 | national Premiere
Conductor: Christian Jost
Orchestra: Horenstein Ensemble
2019-04-17 | Berlin (Germany), Konzerthaus, Werner-Otto-Saal — 20:00
Conductor: Christian Jost
Orchestra: Horenstein Ensemble
2018-08-09 | København (Denmark), Det Kongelige Teater — 19:30
Conductor: Christian Jost
Orchestra: Horenstein Ensemble
2018-08-08 | København (Denmark), Det Kongelige Teater — 19:30 | national Premiere
Conductor: Christian Jost
Orchestra: Ensemble TIMF
2018-04-01 | Tongyeong (South Korea), Concert Hall — 11:00 | national Premiere
Conductor: Christian Jost
2017-10-23 | Berlin (Germany), Konzerthaus, Werner-Otto-Saal — 20:00
Conductor: Christian Jost
2017-10-22 | Berlin (Germany), Konzerthaus, Werner-Otto-Saal — 20:00
Conductor: Christian Jost
2017-10-21 | Berlin (Germany), Konzerthaus, Werner-Otto-Saal — 20:00 | World Premiere
Audio Stream
Video
Christian Jost: Dichterliebe
Love, solitude and human transience: these timeless themes pervade the seemingly simple, folkloristic tone of the sixteen lieder in Robert Schumann’s famous song cycle Dichterliebe with poems by Heinrich Heine. These lieder are the tonal realisation of the imagination of a disjointed soul – an enigmatic soul singing of his love, leaving us unclear as to whether this was a genuine event in the past or merely a dream.

Schumann’s lieder in his cycle are each self-contained, whereas the sixteen songs are featured in my work as individual islands woven organically into a larger, newly created composition. Schumann’s harmonies and melodies form the basis of my work, acting as a wellspring for my tonal stream. All Heine’s texts and Schumann’s melodic lines are retained, although certain text passages are repeated or given new focal points. Here everything remains in a state of flux: a tonal stream of the subconscious. Accompanied by associative visualisation, my work does not narrate a chronological story, but unexpectedly opens individual windows in the human soul. Christian Jost
Auftragswerk : Auftragswerk des Konzerthaus Berlin
Performance duration: 65'0"
Publisher: Schott Music
Uraufführung : 21. Oktober 2017 Berlin, Konzerthaus, Werner-Otto-Saal (D) · Peter Lodahl, Tenor; Horenstein Ensemble · Dirigent: Christian Jost
Year of composition: 2017
instrumentation: Fl. · Klar. · Vibr. (auch Marimba) · Hfe. · Klav. (auch Cel.) · 2 Vl · Vla. · Vc.
Delivery rights: worldwide
2020-08-29 | Konstanz (Germany), RathausOper
2020-08-28 | Konstanz (Germany), RathausOper
2020-08-26 | Konstanz (Germany), RathausOper
2020-08-24 | Konstanz (Germany), RathausOper
2020-08-23 | Konstanz (Germany), RathausOper
2020-08-21 | Konstanz (Germany), RathausOper | First Night
Conductor: Jan Croonenbroeck
2020-07-11 | Darmstadt (Germany), Staatstheater
Conductor: Jan Croonenbroeck
2020-07-01 | Darmstadt (Germany), Staatstheater
Conductor: Jan Croonenbroeck
2020-06-28 | Darmstadt (Germany), Staatstheater
Conductor: Jan Croonenbroeck
2020-06-27 | Darmstadt (Germany), Staatstheater
Conductor: Jan Croonenbroeck
2020-06-26 | Darmstadt (Germany), Staatstheater | First Night
Conductor: Christian Jost
Orchestra: Shanghai Symphony Orchestra
2020-05-09 | Shanghai (China, People's Republic) | national Premiere
Conductor: Christian Jost
Orchestra: Saarländisches Staatsorchester
2020-02-16 | Saarbrücken (Germany), Alte Feuerwache — 18:00
Conductor: Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez
Orchestra: New Orchestra of Washington
2020-02-15 | Washington, DC (United States of America), Live! @ 10th & G — 16:00
Conductor: Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez
Orchestra: New Orchestra of Washington
2020-02-14 | Washington, DC (United States of America), Live! @ 10th & G — 20:00 | national Premiere
Conductor: Christian Jost
2019-12-12 | Dortmund (Germany), Konzerthaus
Conductor: Christian Jost
Orchestra: Krzyzowa-Music Workshop
2019-08-22 | Krzyżowa (Poland), Konzertsaal — 18:00 | national Premiere
Conductor: Christian Jost
Orchestra: Horenstein Ensemble
2019-04-17 | Berlin (Germany), Konzerthaus, Werner-Otto-Saal — 20:00
Conductor: Christian Jost
Orchestra: Horenstein Ensemble
2018-08-09 | København (Denmark), Det Kongelige Teater — 19:30
Conductor: Christian Jost
Orchestra: Horenstein Ensemble
2018-08-08 | København (Denmark), Det Kongelige Teater — 19:30 | national Premiere
Conductor: Christian Jost
Orchestra: Ensemble TIMF
2018-04-01 | Tongyeong (South Korea), Concert Hall — 11:00 | national Premiere
Conductor: Christian Jost
2017-10-23 | Berlin (Germany), Konzerthaus, Werner-Otto-Saal — 20:00
Conductor: Christian Jost
2017-10-22 | Berlin (Germany), Konzerthaus, Werner-Otto-Saal — 20:00
Conductor: Christian Jost
2017-10-21 | Berlin (Germany), Konzerthaus, Werner-Otto-Saal — 20:00 | World Premiere
Christian Jost: Dichterliebe