Nothing comes as close to your heart as a Lied. It is a small piece of music, but very intimate and pure. The classic and romantic Lied repertoire is practiced around the world, but what about contemporary Lied writing? This Podcast is meant to be a window for contemporary Lied, presenting composers, poets and musicians, all alive, all producing Lied for many years. It is time to open the treasure chest and let Lied fly around the world to find you.
The Tired Sun II
16:23The next part of the song cycle is taking us in a warm area, where love is embedding every step of the wanderer. But isn't it just a utopian wish? The Vienna based composer Alexander Keuk and poet Sabine Bergk talk about the sun, the cage of time, small things becoming universal and the beauty and intensity of a moment.
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26:52What kind of influence has Schumann on contemporary Lied composition? Three of four composers of the German podcast were deeply admiring Schumann. So it is time to do a special edition. The composer Moritz Eggert and Sabine Bergk talk about the Schumann phenomena, trying to dig into his complexity and endlessly flowing ingenuity.
The White Garden
22:26If life was a white garden, every day would be like a white piece of paper - of poetry and Lied. Moritz Eggert (composer) and Sabine Bergk (poet) talk about the process of creating Lied. Moritz has been writing Lied for more than 20 years and Sabine collaborated with contemporary composers nearly 200 times. It is time to show, that contemporary Lied exists, that it has a heartbeat and that it can open its wings to an audience around the world.