Christian Gerhaher & Gerold Huber
The Patio de los Arrayanes
Sunday 27 June 22:30 Recital
Lied at the Alhambra


Christian Gerhaher, baritone

Gerold Huber, piano



Schubertiada II


Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Abendröthe (Afterglow): lieder on poems by F. von Schlegel, F. G. Klopstock, J. W. von Goethe and J. Mayrhofer

Concert with no interval

The Evening Glow

Schubert is to songs what Verdi is to opera, Shakespeare to playwriting or Velázquez to painting, a true prodigy of continuous creativity and emotion. On the basis of chamber song models that had mainly developed in the Berlin scene, Schubert created and set the course for the German lied. For more than 600 of his lieder, the composer used texts of all the great German poets from the middle of the 18th century, including his youngest contemporaries, he went through all the themes that were to be used later by the romantic musicians and he transformed them into every imaginable form. The melodic charm, the perfect adaptation to the vocal possibilities and the expressive use of harmony make his lieder the absolute epitome of the genre. Gerhaher is in the present day one of his most renowned and refined interpreters.