Nothing comes as close to your heart as a Lied. It is a small piece of music, but very intimate and pure. The classic and romantic Lied repertoire is practiced around the world, but what about contemporary Lied writing? This Podcast is meant to be a window for contemporary Lied, presenting composers, poets and musicians, all alive, all producing Lied for many years. It is time to open the treasure chest and let Lied fly around the world to find you.
The next part of the song cycle is taking us in a warm area, where love is embedding every step of the wanderer. But isn't it just a utopian wish? The Vienna based composer Alexander Keuk and poet Sabine Bergk talk about the sun, the cage of time, small things becoming universal and the beauty and intensity of a moment.
The lines of a beloved face can melt into music. How to catch the intensity of a moment of peacefulness and love? The young composer Eva Kuhn and poet Sabine Bergk talk about special moments in life and music.
How does it feel to be a fern in the forest, completely enrolled in itself? And how may it sound? The young composer Leon Zmelty talks with Sabine Bergk about his first Lied, based on a poem by Marion Poschmann.
What kind of influence has Schumann on contemporary Lied composition? Three of four composers of the German podcast were deeply admiring Schumann. So it is time to do a special edition. The composer Moritz Eggert and Sabine Bergk talk about the Schumann phenomena, trying to dig into his complexity and endlessly flowing ingenuity.
Friendship and music are based on time. The composer Alexander Keuk and poet Sabine Bergk talk about the development of art, crossing ways in life and their song cycle about the timeless but tired sun.
If life was a white garden, every day would be like a white piece of paper - of poetry and Lied. Moritz Eggert (composer) and Sabine Bergk (poet) talk about the process of creating Lied. Moritz has been writing Lied for more than 20 years and Sabine collaborated with contemporary composers nearly 200 times. It is time to show, that contemporary Lied exists, that it has a heartbeat and that it can open its wings to an audience around the world.