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‘THE WESENDONCK LIEDER’, PRESENTED BY SOPRANO REBECCA CASSIDY WITH STEPHEN EMMERSON, AT QMC KANGAROO POINT

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Date/Time
Saturday 17 Aug 2024
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm


Mathilde Wesendonck (1828-1902) whose maiden name was Agnes Luckemeyer. She took the name Mathilde to please her husband whose first wife and elder sister were both named Mathilde.

A performance of Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder by soprano Rebecca Cassidy with Stephen Emmerson. At the Queensland Multicultural Centre, Kangaroo Point. Mathilde Wesendonck wrote Five Poems for a Female Voice, which were set to music for piano accompaniment by Wagner in 1857-58. He subsequently orchestrated Träume (‘Dreams’) – a study for Tristan und Isolde, and the other songs were later orchestrated by Felix Mottl.

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