Thomas Hengelbrock III

Sunday matinee: Choruses, Ballads, and Songs of Longing

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The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence! This sentiment was common in Romanticism. Many choral and solo songs were devoted to the longing that incited free spirits to set off for other horizons. The symbol of the age was the wayfarer – along with his anti-bourgeois brother in spirit, the “gypsy.” Away with politics, factories, locomotives! They fled civilization into an imagined Middle Ages or into the welcoming arms of their beloved. The most beautiful choral songs were written during this period – some of which will be presented to us today by Thomas Hengelbrock and his Balthasar Neumann Choir.

Photo that shows Balthasar Neumann Chor® Florence Grandidier. © Florence Grandidier
© Florence Grandidier

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Works by Johannes Brahms, Robert Schumann, and Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy.

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