Touring Frauenliebe und -leben: Variations in the United States
Susan Graham brings “Frauenliebe und -leben: Variations” — her recital program centered around Schumann’s song cycle Frauenliebe und -leben (A Woman’s Love and Life) — to the Northeastern and Midwestern United States this spring, touring with pianist Bradley Moore. A performance at Amherst College on April 24 is followed by a stop at New England Conservatory for the Celebrity Series of Boston on April 29. Susan then appears at the Gilmore in Kalamazoo, Michigan on May 2 under the auspices of the Gilmore International Keyboard Festival. The series concludes on May 26 at the Baldwin Wallace University Art Song Festival.
“Frauenliebe und -leben: Variations” augments each song from Schumann’s cycle — which tells a story of love, marriage, and death — with related works by Grieg, Strauss, Fauré, Mahler, Ravel, Debussy, Tchaikovsky, Poulenc, and others, expanding thematically upon the iconic work.