Season 1, Episode 2: Gretchen is to blame! (May 24, 2020)
The quartet is joined by Dana Brown, Associate Professor of Opera and Vocal Coaching at Roosevelt University, to discuss the origins of art song in 19th century Germany. Dana traces the history of the German Lied from Franz Schubert's "Gretchen am Spinnrade" through Richard Strauss; the ensemble reads translations of the great German poets; and everyone waxes poetic about iconic recordings from great artists of the last 100 years.
A suggested listening guide compiled by Dana is posted on YouTube here.
Post your questions in the comments throughout and they will be answered on air!
Join us for the live broadcast – on either Facebook or Zoom – at 6PM CST on Sunday, May 24, 2020.
In the inaugural episode of The Art Song Hour, watch the May 2018 world premiere performance of Wayland Rogers' song cycle I-Thou, commissioned and performed by the ensemble.
Part Two: Live talk-back with the quartet
Sarah, Bridget, Ace, and Dave take questions via Facebook Live, reflect on the group's first commission, and shout out to Wayland Rogers, Kaz Tanahashi, Dana Brown, and former ensemble tenor Zach Vanderburg.
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