Schubert Week at the Pierre Boulez Saal

Thomas Hampson’s acclaimed Schubert Week returns to the Pierre Boulez Saal this month from January 22-28. Franz Schubert and Hugo Wolf are the focus of this year’s Schubert Week, once again curated by Hampson. The week will feature renowned song interpreters as well as young artists in concerts and workshops in the Pierre Boulez Saal.

Franz Schubert’s emotive compositions, particularly in German Lieder, bridged the Classical and Romantic eras, influencing generations with his rich melodies and innovative harmony. Hugo Wolf, a late-Romantic composer, born in 1860, left an enduring mark on classical music, building upon Schubert’s legacy with expressive depth and innovative harmonic language in German Lieder.

Hampson will start the week with a recital of Wolf songs with pianist Wolfram Rieger on January 22. Additionally, he will work with scholarship holders from the Song Academy of the Heidelberg Spring Song Center in two public workshops, which will also be broadcast via live stream, on January 26 & January 27. The young artists will then present the results of their work in a final concert on January 28.

For more information about this year’s Schubert Week and events, please visit the Pierre Boulez Saal website. Additionally, check out the free livestreams available via Pierre Boulez Saal Online.

Photo: Peter Adamik