»Lieder seines Lebens / Songs of His Life«

Matinee recital dedicated to Richard Strauss with Christiane Karg and Gerold Huber (piano)





As part of the Richard Strauss Days at the Semperoper, the internationally celebrated opera star and concert singer Christiane Karg together with renowned pianist-accompanist Gerold Huber are presenting a programme entirely devoted to Richard Strauss and his development as a composer of song. The soprano and her accompanist will explore the multifaceted oeuvre of the great composer, beginning with his earliest vocal works and continuing with the compositions he wrote for his (later) wife Pauline de Ahna, ending with his late songs, which were marked by the experience of war and loss.


Boyhood and Early Career in Munich & Meiningen 1864 – 1885  
»Weihnachtslied«, op.2
»Ein Röslein zog ich mir im Garten«, TrV 67

From the Earliest ‘Music of the Future’ Days to Marriage to Pauline de Ahna 1885-1898  
»Geduld«,  op.10 Nr.5
»Madrigal«, op.15 Nr. 1
»Heimliche Aufforderung«,  op.27 Nr.3
»Hat gesagt - bleibt's nicht dabei«,  op. 36 Nr. 3
»Befreit«,  op. 39 Nr. 4

The Opera Composer 1898 – 1916
»Am Ufer«,  op. 41 Nr. 3
»Winterweihe «, op.48 Nr.4
»Waldseligkeit«, op.49 Nr.1


World War I, Vienna, and The Weimar Era  
»Drei Lieder der Ophelia«, op. 67

 Nr.1 »Wie erkenn' ich mein Treulieb«
 NR.2 »Guten Morgen, 's ist Sankt Valentinstag«
 NR.3 »Sie trugen ihn auf der Bahre bloss«

At the end: The last songs  

»Four last songs«, AV 150

Nr.1: »Frühling«
Nr.2: »September«
Nr.3: »Beim Schlafengehen«
Nr.4: »Im Abendrot«

»Malven«, TrV 297