Love and Death – a vocal hour with Brahms
Bariton Jan Willem Baljet sings some of the highlights of Brahms vocal repertoire.
His last vocal work is also on the program, the impressive cycle ‘Vier ernste Gezänge’. His friend, and the love of his life, Clara Schumann had suffered a stroke. Brahms completed the composition of this set of songs in anticipation of her death. This work, here in a powerful arrangement for piano quintet & voice, sets to music words from the Bible on the transiency of life.
+ Jan Willem Baljet (bariton)
+ Tiziana Pintus (violin)
+ Julija Hartig (violin)
+ Anna-Magdalena den Herder (viola)
+ Leonard Besseling (cello)
+ Shuann Chai (piano)