Performance Monday, April 12, 2010 | 7:30 PM

Dorothea Röschmann
Julius Drake

Zankel Hall
We first hear Robert Schumann at the height of his love for Clara Wieck and then at the edge of his shattering descent into mental illness. The program’s second half probes deeply into the art of Gustav Mahler and Hugo Wolf. Dorothea Röschmann's silvery soprano, says the New York Times, is "clear and ethereally pretty on top," and "has a startling quality of voluptuousness, going down to rich, warm, earthy low notes."

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  • Dorothea Röschmann, Soprano
  • Julius Drake, Piano


  • SCHUMANN Frauenliebe und -leben, Op. 42
    ·· Seit ich ihn gesehen
    ·· Er, der Herrlichste von allen
    ·· Ich kann’s nicht fassen, nicht glauben
    ·· Du Ring an meinem Finger
    ·· Helft mir, ihr Schwestern
    ·· Süsser Freund, du blickest
    ·· An meinem Herzen, an meiner Brust
    ·· Nun hast du mir den ersten Schmerz getan
  • SCHUMANN Gedichte der Königin Maria Stuart, Op. 135 (trans. Gisbert Vincke)
    ·· Abschied von Frankreich
    ·· Nach der Geburt ihres Sohnes
    ·· An die Königin Elisabeth
    ·· Abschied von der Welt
    ·· Gebet
  • MAHLER Songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn
    ·· Rheinlegendchen
    ·· Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen
    ·· Wer hat dies Liedlein erdacht?
    ·· Lob des hohen Verstandes
    ·· Verlor’ne Müh
  • WOLF "Nimmersatte Liebe"
  • WOLF "An eine Äolsharfe"
  • WOLF "Erstes Liebeslied eines Mädchens"
  • WOLF "Denk es, o Seele!"
  • WOLF "Im Frühling"
  • WOLF "Gesang Weylas"
  • WOLF "Begegnung"

  • Encores:
  • SCHUMANN "Waldesgespräch," Op. 39, No. 3
  • WOLF "In der Frühe"

  • Program is approximately 1 hour, 40 minutes, including one intermission


  • Dorothea Röschmann

    Born in Flensburg, Germany, Dorothea Röschmann made her critically acclaimed debut at the 1995 Salzburg Festival as Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt, and has since returned to sing Countess Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro), Ilia (Idomeneo), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Nannetta (Falstaff), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), and Servilia and Vitellia (La clemenza di Tito), with such conductors as Claudio Abbado, Daniel Harding, Sir Charles Mackerras, and Christoph von Dohnányi.

    At the Metropolitan Opera she has sung Susanna, Pamina, and Ilia with James Levine; at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, her roles have included Pamina and Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte) with Sir Colin Davis, and Countess Almaviva with Antonio Pappano. At the Wiener Staatsoper, Ms. Röschmann has appeared as Susanna; at the Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich, she has sung Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Susanna, Ännchen (Der Freischütz), Marzelline (Fidelio), Anne Trulove (The Rake's Progress), and Rodelinda (Rodelinda). She is also closely associated with the Deutsche Staatsoper, Berlin, where her roles have included Ännchen with Zubin Mehta; Nannetta with Abbado; Pamina, Fiordiligi, Susanna, Zerlina, Donna Elvira, Eva (Lohengrin), and Elsa (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg) with Daniel Barenboim. She has also appeared at La Monnaie, Brussels, as Norina (Don Pasquale) and at L'Opéra de la Bastille, Paris, as Pamina.

    Her future engagements include returns to the Salzburg Festival as Donna Elvira, and to the Opéra national de Paris and the Wiener Staatsoper as the Countess Almaviva.
    Ms. Röschmann's recent concert appearances have included the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra with Harnoncourt, the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia with Wolfgang Sawallisch, the London Symphony Orchestra with Pappano, Berliner Philharmoniker with Rattle and Bernard Haitink, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra with Barenboim, Munich Philharmonic with Levine, and The Cleveland Orchestra with Franz Welser-Möst.

    Her appearances this season include the Vienna Philharmonic with Harnoncourt and Barenboim, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra with Georges Prêtre, the Rotterdam Philharmonic with Yannick Nézet-Séguin, and the Bavarian Radio Symphony with Harding.

    Her recordings include Countess Almaviva with Harnoncourt, Pamina and Nannetta with Abbado, Puccini's Suor Angelica with Pappano, Brahms's Requiem with Rattle (winner of a Grammy and a Gramophone Award), Mahler's Symphony No. 4 with Harding, Handel's Neun Deutsche Arien with the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Handel's Messiah with Paul McCreesh, Pergolesi's Stabat Mater with David Daniels and Fabio Biondi, and a disc of Schumann songs with Ian Bostridge and Graham Johnson.
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  • Julius Drake

    Pianist Julius Drake specializes in chamber music, working with many of the world's leading artists. Recent engagements have taken him to the Aldeburgh, Edinburgh, Munich, Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, and Salzburg festivals; Lincoln Center; the Concertgebouw; the Philarmonie (Cologne); the Théâtre du Châtelet; the Musée du Louvre; the Teatro alla Scala; the Gran Teatre del Liceu; the Musikverein and Konzerthaus (Vienna); Wigmore Hall; and the BBC Proms.

    Passionate about song, Mr. Drake has created song series for Wigmore Hall, the BBC, and the Concertgebouw, among others. His Julius Drake and Friends series-at London's historic Middle Temple Hall-has featured many outstanding artists.

    Mr. Drake's discography includes live recordings for the Wigmore Hall Live label, award-winning recordings with Ian Bostridge for EMI, and Gramophone Award-winning albums of Barber's songs and Schumann's Lieder (set to Heine) with Gerald Finley.

    Among Mr. Drake's highlights this season are a special concert at Wigmore Hall; Schumann duets and quartets with Dorothea Röschmann, Angelika Kirchschlager, Bostridge, Thomas Quasthoff, and Helmut Deutsch throughout Europe; recitals with Finley in the US, Canada, and Europe; recitals with Bejun Mehta at the Edinburgh International Festival and in Barcelona, London, and Brussels; recordings of the complete Liszt songs with Matthew Polenzani; recitals with Alice Coote at Carnegie Hall, the Concertgebouw, and Wigmore Hall; and a European tour with Bostridge and Kirchschlager, performing Wolf's Spanisches Liederbuch.
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This concert and the Pure Voice series are sponsored by the Jean & Jula Goldwurm Memorial Foundation in memory of Jula Goldwurm.