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Texts and Translations:
  Richard Strauss: Traum durch die Dämmerung op.29 No.1
  Nachtgang op.29 No.3
  Richard Strauss: Du meines Herzens Krönelein op.21 No.2
  Ach Lieb, ich muss nun scheiden op. 21 No.3
  Hugo Wolf: Das verlassene Mägdlein
  Wo find ich Trost
  Der Genesene an die Hoffnung
  Richard Strauss: In goldener Fülle op.49 No.2
  Wer lieben will, muss leiden op.49 No.7
  Ach was Kummer, Qual und Schmerzen op.49 No.8
  Richard Strauss: Blauer Sommer op.31 No.1
  Weisser Jasmin op.31 No.3
  Das Rosenband op.36 No.1
  Richard Strauss: Drei Lieder der Ophelia Wie erkenn ich mein Treulieb vor andern nun op.67 No1; Original Shakespeare
  Guten Morgen ess ist St.Valentinstag op.67 No. 2; Original Shakespeare
  Sie trugen ihn auf der Bahre bloss op.67 No.3; Original Shakespeare
  Hugo Wolf: Hier lieg ich auf dem Frühlingshügel
  Gesang Wellas: Du bist Orplid, mein Land
  Verborgenheit: Lass, o Welt, o lass mich sein
  Richard Strauss: Die Nacht op.10 No.3
  Geduld op. 10 No.5


Vocal Arts DC
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Washington DC 20015





Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Theatre of the Arts at the University of DC

Anne Schwanewilms is recognised as one of the leading interpreters of the works of Richard Strauss. Her extensive repertoire covers roles such as the title roles in Arabella and Ariadne auf Naxos, and Chrysothemis in Elektra, the Feldmarschallin in Der Rosenkavalier, the Empress in Die Frau ohne Schatten, Danae in Die Liebe der Danae, Elsa in Lohengrin, Elisabeth in Tannhäuser, Desdemona in Otello, Marie in Wozzeck and Madame Lidoine in Dialogues des Carmélites. She has appeared at many of the major opera houses of the world including Munich, Dresden, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Vienna, Madrid, Barcelona, Milan, New York and Tokyo. At the Semperoper Dresden, Anne Schwanewilms enjoyed a great success as Arabella and Chrysothemis under the musical direction of Christian Thielemann, roles which she reprised at the Vienna National Opera under the baton of Ulf Schirmer and Franz Welser-Möst. Anne Schwanewilms is a regular at the Salzburg and the Bayreuth Festivals, where her performances as Carlotta in Die Gezeichneten by Franz Schreker and as the Empress in Richard Strauss' Die Frau ohne Schatten were particularly significant.

Anne Schwanewilms appears regularly with conductors including Christian Thielemann, Zubin Mehta, Sir Simon Rattle, Daniel Barenboim, Franz Welser-Möst, Kent Nagano, Stefan Soltesz, Vladimir Jurowski, Christoph von Dohnanyi, Simone Young, Christoph Eschenbach and Riccardo Chailly. Her prolific concert career takes her to the foremost halls of Europe and she appears regularly with the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, the Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, the London Symphony Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Orchestre National de France.

One of the leading exponents of Lied, Anne Schwanewilms has appeared in recital at the Wigmore Hall London, at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam and at the Edinburgh Festival. She is a member of the jury of the international Louis Spohr Competition and leads masterclasses. A British music critic described her as a 'veritable sound painter.' Accompanied by Malcolm Martineau, Charles Spencer and Roger Vignoles, Anne Schwanewilms has set artistic standards with her interpretations of songs by Schumann, Wolf, Wagner, Liszt, Mahler, Strauss and Schönberg. Music critics praise her unfailing sense of the subtlest details of phrasing, lustre and suppleness of voice and great technical expertise. "Recitals are my staging", Anne Schwanewilms said once in an interview. "Here, I can create something from the beginning with very simple means - the voice and the piano."

Anne Schwanewilms has a comprehensive discography. Her opera recordings include DVDs of Die Gezeichneten (Salzburg Festival, Kent Nagano, DSO, 2005), Die Frau ohne Schatten (Salzburg Festival, Christian ielemann, Vienna Philharmonic), Der Rosenkavalier (Fabio Luisi, Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, 2007) and Dialogues des Carmélites (Simone Young, Hamburg State Opera, 2008). In addition, she has presented a Richard Strauss CD (Vier letzte Lieder and excerpts from Der Rosenkavalier, Capriccio and Arabella, Markus Stenz, Cologne Gürzenich Orchestra), a Richard Wagner CD with Tristan and Isolde, Tannhäuser and the Wesendonck-Lieder (Cornelius Meister, RSO Vienna) as well as several recital discs including works by Liszt, Mahler, Schumann, Wolf and Schönberg.

A recipient of many awards, in 2014 she received a Grammy Award nomination for her CD recording of Richard Strauss' Elektra with Christian ielemann.

Malcolm Martineau was born in Edinburgh, read Music at St Catharine's College, Cambridge and studied at the Royal College of Music.

Recognised as one of the leading accompanists of his generation, he has worked with many of the world's greatest singers including Sir Thomas Allen, Dame Janet Baker, Olaf Bär, Barbara Bonney, Ian Bostridge, Angela Gheorghiu, Susan Graham, omas Hampson, Della Jones, Simon Keenlyside, Angelika Kirchschlager, Magdalena Kozena, Solveig Kringelborn, Jonathan Lemalu, Dame Felicity Lott, Christopher Maltman, Karita Mattila, Lisa Milne, Ann Murray, Anna Netrebko, Anne Sofie von Otter, Joan Rodgers, Amanda Roocro, Michael Schade, Frederica von Stade, Sarah Walker and Bryn Terfel.

He has presented his own series at the Wigmore Hall (a Britten and a Poulenc series and Decade by Decade - 100 years of German Song broadcast by the BBC) and at the Edinburgh Festival (the complete lieder of Hugo Wolf). He has appeared throughout Europe (including London's Wigmore Hall, Barbican, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Royal Opera House; La Scala, Milan; the Chatelet, Paris; the Liceu, Barcelona; Berlin's Philharmonie and Konzerthaus; Amsterdam's Concertgebouw and the Vienna Konzerthaus and Musikverein), North America (including in New York both Alice Tully Hall and Carnegie Hall), Australia (including the Sydney Opera House) and at the Aix en Provence, Vienna, Edinburgh, Schubertiade, Munich and Salzburg Festivals.

Recording projects have included Schubert, Schumann and English song recitals with Bryn Terfel (for Deutsche Grammophon); Schubert and Strauss recitals with Simon Keenlyside (for EMI); recital recordings with Angela Gheorghiu and Barbara Bonney (for Decca), Magdalena Kozena (for DG), Della Jones (for Chandos), Susan Bullock (for Crear Classics), Solveig Kringelborn (for NMA); Amanda Roocro (for Onyx); the complete Fauré songs with Sarah Walker and Tom Krause; the complete Britten Folk Songs for Hyperion; the complete Beethoven Folk Songs for Deutsche Grammophon; the complete Poulenc songs for Signum; and Britten Song Cycles as well as Schubert's Winterreise with Florian Boesch for Onyx.

This season's engagements include appearances with Simon Keenlyside, Magdalena Kozena, Dorothea Röschmann, Susan Graham, Christopher Maltman, Thomas Oliemans, Kate Royal, Christiane Karg, Iestyn Davies, Florian Boesch and Anne Schwanewilms.

He was a given an honorary doctorate at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in 2004, and appointed International Fellow of Accompaniment in 2009. Malcolm Martineau was the Artistic Director of the 2011 Leeds Lieder+ Festival.

Ms. Schwanewilms and Mr. Martineau will present an all-Strauss program.

"The voice of Schwanewilms soars, in silken, arching lines, wide reaching-vertically in great melodic intervals-horizontally in outstretched phrases, the Strauss lyricism that captivates."

Robert Commanday, San Francisco Classical Voice

Photo of Anne Schwanewilms by Javier Del Real.
Photo of Malcolm Martineau by Russell Duncan.


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