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Wagner Songs and Student Chamber Music

By: Elizabeth Thompson

Video will premiere on Friday, February 25 at 7:30 pm EST.

Pianist David Heid (Duke) and soprano LaToya Lain (UNC-Chapel Hill) present Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder, followed by Student Chamber selections filmed in November, 2021.

“Five Poems for Female Voice,” more commonly known as Wesendonck Lieder, is Richard Wagner’s most performed non-operatic work. The setting of five poems by Mathilde Wesendonck was written while Wagner was working on Tristan und Isolde, and some of the songs represent true sketches that would be fully realized in the Tristan score. The songs were originally written for voice and piano but Wagner later orchestrated them.

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