on Sat May 9 2020
Christian Jost Rewrites Dichterliebe
A moving recomposition of Dichterliebe by Christian Jost, who explores life, love and impermanence through the prism of Heine’s words and Schumann’s melodies and harmonies. Jointly commissioned by the Konzerthaus Berlin and the Copenhagen Opera Festival, Christian Jost’s reinterpretation of Schumann’s Dichterliebe (A Poet’s Love) was first performed in Berlin in October 2017 by the artists who appear on its Deutsche Grammophon world premiere recording. Two years after that, the composer will bring to Shanghai this piece together with Soprano Juliane Banse and pianist Annika Treutler. Christian Jost is a leading figure on today’s contemporary music scene. Born in Trier in 1963, he studied in Cologne and at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Jost is well established in the European operatic and orchestral repertoire today, his works are regularly performed at venues around the globe.