Boesch and Quasthoff dissect the poet’s soul

Schubert/Schumann/Liszt: Florian Boesch, Thomas Quasthoff, Justus Zeyen

Concertgebouw, 23rd February 2016

Wandering in a mythical wood, a poet encounters a seductive sphinx. As he succumbs to her kisses, she shreds his body with her leonine claws. This grisly tale is the foreword to the third edition of Heinrich Heine’s best-selling poetry collection, Buch der Lieder, and it also preambled the all-Heine evening with baritone Florian Boesch in musical settings by Schumann, Schubert and Liszt. Thomas Quasthoff, retired singer but active performer, recited poems between the song sets.

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Florian Boesch © Lukas Beck | Wiener Konzerthaus

Full review on Bachtrack.

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