Music Alumni Series: Erinnerung an Eichendorff und Schumann [Livestream]

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Music Alumni Series: Erinnerung an Eichendorff und Schumann (In memory of Eichendorff and Schumann) [Livestream]

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Joseph von Eichendorff is a prominent figure in German romantic literature and his works have been set to music by numerous composers. This concert embarks on a scholarly approach in featuring the different musical settings of his poems used in Schumann’s Liederkreis, Op. 39.

In the first half of the concert, Schumann’s Op. 39, also known as the Eichendorff Liederkreis (Eichendorff cycle), will be presented as a whole. The second half opens with Eisler’s Erinnerung an Eichendorff und Schumann (In memory of Eichendorff and Schumann). This is followed by settings of the same poems employed by Schumann, but by other composers. These songs span over almost two centuries ranging from works of significant German romantic composers to songs by contemporary composers, and include two songs by NAFA alumni and lecturer Americ Goh specially composed for this programme. The concert closes with a solo piano performance of Liszt's transcription of Schumann’s Frühlingsnacht.

Joyce Lee Tung, Soprano

Kseniia Vokhmianina, Piano

Thursday 27 January 2022, 7.30pm to 8.45pm

Live broadcast from Lee Foundation Theatre, NAFA Campus 3

Enquiries: 6512 4179



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Established in 1984, the School of Music aims to provide a portfolio of music courses, which are both relevant to the Singaporean music performance and education scene, and also attractive to talented international students. NAFA is the only education institution in Singapore that offers diploma and degree programmes for both Chinese and Western music instrumentalists; the Bachelor of Music (Honours) is offered in collaboration with the Royal College of Music, London (RCM) and supported by the Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing. Over 200 diploma and degree students are supported by a distinguished international faculty. In addition to weekly public performances on campus, our student soloists, ensembles and orchestra can be heard regularly at performances in Singapore and abroad.

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