Marie Seidler & Marcelo Amaral

Concert: 23.08.2022


At Rose Time

A rose fascinates - attracts us because it is beautiful and at the same time transient. We are witnesses of a short period of time in which blossoming and dying, coming into being and passing away live very close to each other. We want to dedicate an entire group with different composers to this flower, which beguiles us, which gives us gifts, and which has been described, used as a metaphor, set to music and revered by many poets and musicians. This group is framed by Schubert and de Falla, whose songs set their very own "mini-dramas" on the themes of love, loss, loneliness and fulfilment.

Franz Schubert Heimliches Lieben, D.922 Im Frühling, D.882 Nähe des Geliebten Rastlose Liebe D. 138

Charles Gounod Le temps des roses
Gabriel Fauré Les roses d'Ispahan, Op. 39, No. 4 Le papillon et la fleur, Op.1, No.1
Robert Schumann My Rose Op. 90, No.2
Richard Strauss Red Roses
Roger Quilter Go lovely rose - Damask roses
Hugo Wolf Bedeckt mich mit Blumen
Richard Strauss Das Rosenband, Op.36, No.1
Emmanuel Chabrier Toutes les fleurs
Ernst Chausson Le temps de Lila
Carlos Guastavino La rosa y el sauce

Manuel de Falla Siete canciones populares españolas El pano moruno - Seguidilla - Murciana - Asturiana - Jota - Nana - Canción - Polo.

Marie Seidler, Mezzospran

Her credo: "Breathe".

Marie Seidler is a German mezzo-soprano. She studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where she graduated with distinction. She completed her concert exam at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Frankfurt am Main with Hedwig Fassbender. Marie Seidler is a prizewinner of the International Competition for Lied Art of the Hugo Wolf Academy Stuttgart and winner of the Trude-Eipperle-Rieger Prize. In 2018 she was nominated by Opernwelt as Young Artist of the Year. Since then she has appeared in many opera roles, on the concert platform and as a lieder singer.

Engagements have taken her to Berlin to the Boulezsaal as part of the Schubert Week in the Berlin Boulezsaal, to Hohenems for the Schubertiade, to Moscow and London, among others. Marie Seidler lives in Cologne.

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Marcelo Amaral, piano

His credo: "Breathe with me"

Celebrated by the New York Times as a "superlative accompanist", the Brazilian pianist Marcelo Amaral has established himself as a sought-after piano partner for singers and instrumentalists. He studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music and at Indiana University and completed his studies by working with artists such as Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Andras Schiff, Peter Schreier and many others. Since winning the pianist prize at the International Robert Schumann Lied Competition in 2009, he has worked with many renowned artists such as Manuel Fischer-Dieskau, Nils Mönkemeyer, Christoph Pregardien, Roman Trekel and the Alfama Quartet. With great success Marcelo Amaral made his debut at the Wigmore Hall in London, at the Musée d`Orsay in Paris and was a guest at numerous festivals.

Marcelo Amaral is also a regular guest lecturer at the International Hugo Wolf Academy in Stuttgart and a member of the artistic advisory board, and has held a professorship for Lied composition at the Nuremberg University of Music since 2014.

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