Andrè Schuen & Daniel Heide
Patio de los Mármoles (Hospital Real)
Wednesday 6 July 21:30 Chamber music concert
Chamber Music




Andrè Schuen, baritone

Daniel Heide, piano





Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Die schöne Magelone, op. 33 (1861-1869)

Concert with no interval

Ballads for Maguelone

In the tribute that the Festival dedicates to Brahms for the 125th anniversary of his death, they have included this exceptional cycle of songs, the first written by the composer, which has less of a presence on stage than what its importance would presume. It is the young Andrè Schuen, already settled at the top of the international lied, who will deal with these fifteen ballads that Brahms wrote about poems by Ludwig Tieck for the baritone Julius Stockhausen, a renowned disciple of Manuel García, between 1861 and 1869. Brahms called them “Romanzas”, but the term should be understood as ‘ballads’, that is, as songs of a narrative nature, which build the medieval legend of courtly love between the beautiful Neapolitan princess Maguelone and Pierre, son of the Count of Provence.