Wilhelm Müller - Rose, the miller maiden 1816
The poems were created by the circle of friends around the poet Wilhelm Müller ("Wehmüller") in the Staegemann'sche Salon on Berlin's Jägerstraße.
The creative young people see Giovanni Paisiello's opera "La molinara" in the theater on Gendarmenmarkt and decide to create something of their own from the material. They improvise a song play, set tableaux vivants and sing songs by the Berlin piano luminary Ludwig Berger. The actors along with Wilhelm Müller as the "Miller Boy" are:
Hedwig Staegemann as "Rose, the miller maiden", Luise Hensel as "Gardener's boy" and Wilhelm Hensel as "A young gardener".
Spicy detail: Luise Hensel is being courted by Wilhelm Müller, Ludwig Berger and the great poet Clemens Brentano, all at the same time...
Guten Morgen, schöne Müllerin!
Franz Schubert - Die schöne Müllerin
The Müller poems written in Berlin reach the composer Franz Schubert in Vienna via the paperback edition “Urania”. He is currently receiving treatments for the symptoms of a suspected syphilis disease in the general hospital. In the autumn of 1823 he began to compose it, he set only 20 of Wilhelm Müller's original 25 poems to music and created a heartrending monodrama. The first 12 hiking songs by Wilhelm Müller, which form the basis of the “Winterreise” (completed later), are already in the same edition.
Ist es der Nachklang meiner Liebespein?
Franz Schubert - Winterreise
The year of Wilhelm Müller's death was also the year in which "Winterreise" was written, the second song cycle by the two soul brothers. In two sections, Franz Schubert composed a total of 24 songs, which disturbed his circle of friends rather than inspired them, and they are among the most frequently performed art songs today. Wilhelm Müller wrote in his diary: "But take heart, there can be a like-minded soul who listens to the melody in the words and gives it back to me."
Willst zu meinen Liedern deine Leier drehn?
Julian Prégardien - P.Rhéi
Julian Prégardien is launching the “P.RHÉI” platform with the “Winterreise” edition project
In three CD editions with the titles INSPIRATION - INTERPRETATION - IMAGINATION, the history of the performance and interpretation practice of the song cycle can be traced in an extraordinary way. The pianist Clara Schumann, the singer Julius Stockhausen, the universal artist Lotte Lehmann, the composer Hans Zender and the improvisation artist Michael Gees were the artistic sponsors and partners of the project.
The name of the platform is derived from the philosophical saying "Panta Rhei" - everything flows - and also the surname of the person who gave the idea. The reading: "perei" means "go under" in Esperanto and the English word "pray" - to ask earnestly - reveals the orientation of the platform towards deep penetration of artistic content.
Vom Wasser haben wirs gelernt, vom Wasser!
Julian Prégardien - Miller*in' 2023
In winter, Julian Prégardien goes to a hut in the Austrian mountains with the song missionary Johannes Held and together they rewrite the old song play "Rose, die Müllerin". In the beautiful month of May, the singer is in Naples for an opera production. The song enthusiast visits Giovanni Paisiello's grave, hikes to the village of La Molinara, doesn't let his hands and heart rest and decides to celebrate the 200th birthday of the composition of Franz Schubert's "Müllerin" with a multifaceted project.
Nun hab' ich genug, für die Hände, fürs Herze
The miller maiden would like to be taken home - to Naples. The expansion of the project, which started in 2023, is planned.
hinunter und immer weiter
P.Rhéi - Winterreise 2027
Ah, whoever heard them, and understood them correctly, and sang again in verse and rhyme: Those songs there!
Nun bin ich manche Stunde entfernt von jedem Ort
am Bach viel kleine Blumen stehen
am Bach viel kleine Blumen stehen
The exceptional singer is the head of P.RHÈI. He loves nothing more than Schubert’s songs. At least for now. Everything flows… picture: Atelier Fleckenstein
The pianist and Bohemian from Weimar has his artistic home at Ettersburg Castle. He is the favorite collaborator of many singers. picture: Guido Werner
The Swabian Berliner is a Lied missionary. He has sung the Winterreise more often than almost anyone else, and directs the first German art song festival in Sindelfingen. picture: Jens Oellermann
The patron of the Miller*in project: “Julian Prégardien, one of the greatest Schubert song interpreters of our time, brings Franz Schubert home.“ picture: Julia Wesely
is a magician on the fortepiano keys. He is also artistic co-director of the legendary Freiburg Baroque Orchestra. picture: Marco Borggreve
is a musical jack-of-all-trades. And sommelier. And a diver. A great companion for a Winter-Weltreise. picture: Ane Yarza
is a musicology professor at the Freiburg University of Music. Her specialty: The performance practice of Lied. picture: Hochschule für Musik Freiburg
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6 p.m. • Bergson Kunstkraftwerk pop-up concert on Marienplatz
Anna Gebhardt, pianist
free entrance LINK
8 p.m. • Michaelssaal
Die Schöne Müllerin
Els Biesemans, Hammerklavier live painting with James Gardiner LINK
10 p.m. • Kulturdachgarten
Schubert with his friends wine tasting „Pinot Meunier“ with Fabian Fleckenstein live painting with James Gardiner
Johannes Öllinger, guitar LINK
Julian Prégardien produziert gemeinsam mit dem SWR im Laufe der nächsten Monate ein Liederhörspiel, einen Dokumentarfilm (Drehorte: Neapel – Berlin – Wien), einen Konzertfilm für die ARD Mediathek und eine CD-Aufnahme gemeinsam mit dem Hammerklavierspazialisten Kristian Bezuidenhout.
Co-Autor des Liederhörspieles ist Johannes Held, Regisseurin ist Iris Drögekamp, Regisseurin und Autorin der Filme ist Nanna Schmidt, Hörfunkredakteurin ist Doris Blaich.
Schubert for All
Julian Prégardien and Daniel Heide are giving away Schubert songs to all visitors to the museum.
„Schubert for everyone! With Schubert’s Birthplace, the Wien Museum is pleased to be able to offer an extraordinary space for Julian Prégardien’s residence „Müller*in Wien“. Schubert-Lieder on demand corresponds perfectly to our understanding of music education.“
Julian Prégardien (Tenor) and Daniel Heide (Pianist)