Wagner Songs and Student Chamber Music

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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Best of Biddle

Welcome to Best of Biddle, a virtual series of concerts, workshops, and lectures curated by Duke Music faculty.

The Best of Biddle virtual series began in Fall 2020 as a way for Duke Music to highlight the creativity, resilience, and musicianship of our students and faculty during the Covid-19 pandemic. All the Best of Biddle videos, from October 2020 to the present, are permanently available on this blog to view free of charge.

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