Sir András Schiff, © Nadja Sjöström; Julian Prégardien, © Peter Rigaud

Nature as a mirror of the soul

Instead of giving a second recital, Sir András Schiff will perform Franz Schubert’s song cycle “Die schöne Müllerin” together with tenor Julian Prégardien on 2 August 2024 at 7.30 pm. Ticket holders have been informed separately.

There has never been a Lieder recital at Klosters Music before. Sir András Schiff and Julian Prégardien will dedicate themselves to art song, instead of giving a second recital. The two artists have chosen one of the most popular song cycles in Franz Schubert’s “Die schöne Müllerin”. The musical journey begins with an upbeat hiking song. The young miller’s step is brisk, the landscape bathed in bright colours. But the song cycle, which begins so cheerfully, leads to heartache, jealousy and, in the end, death. Nature becomes a mirror of the soul, the brook a comforting companion. Schubert’s masterpiece, composed in 1823, which transforms Wilhelm Müller’s twenty poems into psychologically finely drawn art songs, touches the audience to the core even 200 years after its composition.

Sir András Schiff can be enjoyed as a Lied accompanist for the first time in Klosters. Along with the German tenor Julian Prégardien, who made his debut at the Salzburg Festival in 2018, a singer will interpret the popular cycle who, together with Schiff, will immerse himself deeply in the Romantic period with his understanding of the text and his tonally rich voice. Prégardien celebrated the 200th anniversary of the cycle last year during a two-week residency in Vienna with the multimedia project “Müller*in Wien”, in which he interpreted songs by the composer at various locations, including Schubert’s birthplace in the ninth district. Julian Prégardien presented the whole cycle in Warsaw, Amsterdam, Hamburg and Berlin. He will now perform it for the first time together with Sir András Schiff at his debut in Klosters.

The title of the concert at 7.30 pm is now “Die schöne Müllerin”, but all tickets already purchased remain valid.

2 August 2024, 7.30 pm, St. Jacob’s Church, Klosters
Sir András Schiff (piano), Julian Prégardien (tenor)

2 August 2024, 5 pm, St. Jacob’s Church, Klosters

Sir András Schiff (piano)
The concert at 5.00 pm “Into the Depths I” remains as announced as a solo recital with Sir András Schiff.