“There is still a widespread opinion that Lied is a hobby for opera singers – in the sense that a Lieder recital is inserted once in a while for ‘relaxation’ … This is a big mistake!” (Hartmut Höll)

But the oratorio is again closer to the opera than to the Lied, but needs its access
to the word …

Repertoire oratorio
& concert

J.S. Bach, St. Matthew Passion, Jesus Words and Bass Arias
J.S. Bach, St. John Passion, Jesus words and bass arias
J.S. Bach, Christmas Oratorio
J.S. Bach, I will gladly carry the cross staff
J.S. Bach, I have had enough
J.S. Bach, Mass in B minor
J. Brahms, Requiem
G. Fauré, Requiem
G.F. Handel, Messiah
G.F. Händel, Italian cantatas
J. Haydn, Creation
J. Haydn, Seasons
W. A. Mozart, Concert arias
H. Purcell, When night her purple veil
R. Vaughan Williams, 5 Mystical Songs

Liederabend programs

“… climb courageously, sing cheerfully, and the world seems good to me”.

Schubert: selected songs

G. Mahler: “Songs of a traveling journeyman”.

R. Vaughan Williams: “Songs of Travel”

“… what is all the pain and pleasure …?”

The beautiful miller

Winter Journey

Swan Song

“… if my verses had wings”.

Romantic Love and “L’amour
Schubert, R. Schumann, J. Brahms, H. Wolf,
Reynaldo Hahn, Henri Duparc, Maurice Ravel

“…for before the sound of song all space and time escapes…”

Joseph Haydn: Three Canzonettas
Ludwig van Beethoven: To the distant beloved
Robert Schumann : Songs on Heine
Franz Schubert: Songs on poems by F. Schiller

“… sleeps a song in all things”.

Kreisler, F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, H. Wolf,
R. Schumann: Liederkreis op. 39

“… I cried in a dream”.

Songs on texts by Heinrich Heine
Robert Franz, selected songs
Robert Schumann: song circle op. 24
Bernhard van Dieren: selected songs
Russian Heine settings by
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Sergei Rachmaninov, Peter Tchaikovsky, Valeri Gavrilin

“… let this heart alone have its delight, its pain”.

Eduard Mörike and Paul Verlaine
in songs by Hugo Wolf,
Gabriel Fauré and Claude Debussy

“… many notes mute in the heart”.

Tchaikovsky, S. Rachmaninov: selected songs

Mussorgsky: “Without Sun

Kabaliewski: from “Shakespeare Sonnets” op. 52

“… make something happen to us!”

Jewish composers of the 19th and 20th centuries Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, G. Mahler, A. Schönberg, Pavel Haas, Hans Kràsa,
Viktor Ullmann

“… go down, world, go down”

From the splendor of the gloomy
Franz Schubert: Mayrhofer songs
Modest Mussorgski: Selected Songs and “Songs and Dances of Death

“… and the cricket chirps in the forest: everything falls into the soot”.

Of madmen and the enraptured
Wolfgang Rihm: Wölfli songbook
Hanns Eisler: Hölderlin Fragments
Benjamin Britten: Songs and Proverbs of William Blake

“… it is the beauty you see!”

Old Italian songs and arias Shostakovich:
“Michelangelo Suite” op. 145

“…c `est l `heure exquise”

Mélodies by Hahn, Delius, Fauré, Debussy and Stravinsky

“Rosa del ciel, vita del mondo…”

“Bel Canto” from three centuries
Monteverdi and old Italian masters
Aria da camera by Bellini, Puccini and Verdi

“Salute to me, noble lords, Salute to you, beautiful ladies!”

by Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, Claude Debussy and Carl Loewe