Chamber Concert: Die schöne Müllerin

Thu 17 Mar 2016 7.00 pm
St Thomas’ Church, Pihlajatie 16, Helsinki

FRANZ SCHUBERT: Die schöne Müllerin

Martti Anttila, tenor
Anna Kuvaja, piano

Setting poems by Wilhelm Müller, Die schöne Müllerin is a defining song cycle of the Lied repertoire and one of Franz Schubert’s best-known works. The main character follows a stream and ends up working at a mill. There he falls deeply in love with the miller’s daughter, but she does not return his feelings. Jealousy leads him to despair, and where the stream once offered joy and advice, it now seals his fate. The expressive power of Die schöne Müllerin lies especially in its parallel depiction of two levels of time – alongside the fleeting senses and feelings of the present moment, the memory of the past is ever-present.

Free admission, programme 10€

In collaboration with: The Parish of Meilahti

Martti Anttila (Photo by VP Kangas)

Anna Kuvaja (Photo by Marco Borggreve)
The work with them was exciting and efficient. They have a particular ability to adapt themselves to a different sound and aesthetic conception. Their flexibility and enthusiasm gave me the the possibility to work in-depth because of the individual human, vocal and musical qualities of each singer.
Dominique Vellard,
choral conductor
and singer