In the Lied, poetry, melody and instrumental commentary of the piano merge. It presents singers and pianists - and also their listeners - with special challenges. Partnership music-making, chamber-musical listening and joint breathing are called for, but also playing words or singing colours, which can develop into a fascinating adventure.
The rich repertoire of the piano song from Schubert to Rihm, from Fauré to Britten or from Dvořák to Shostakovich offers the most diverse possibilities for lively narration and soulful creation, whereby each song unfolds its own cosmos.
Song duos, but also individual singers and pianists who want to deepen their understanding of style, form and interpretation of the song can go on a journey of discovery. Particularly addressed are students of voice, piano, lied, accompaniment and conducting, but also professional or particularly ambitious musicians. Song duos will be given priority in the allocation of course places.
At least 6 songs should be prepared for the course (including at least one song by Franz Schubert).
Please send your application with CV and photo to the course office.
Please send the desired repertoire by 08 July 2022 at the latest, so that duos can be sensibly formed from individually registered participants.
The course can be combined with the singing course by Prof. Ulrike Sonntag.
Participants of the two courses by Prof. Ulrike Sonntag and Thomas Seyboldt have the opportunity to get to know the Franklin Method® and to optimise their posture and body tension in daily training with the certified movement pedagogue Helga Seyboldt.