Rainer Maria Rilke

Rainer Maria Rilke


Wanderlust: Songs of Travel, Solitude and Homecoming


Wanderlust -- the yearning to travel, to discover new places and cultures, to find inner peace. And yet, home calls us back, especially when loved ones await.

This recital program integrates a set of readings from the poetry and prose of early 20th Century poet, Rainer Maria Rilke. A romantic spirit, Rilke grew up in Prague and in his adult life travelled to Russia (to meet Tolstoy), Paris (where he was secretary to Rodin), Spain, and Italy, among others. He died in Switzerland in 1926 at the age of 51.


The Vagabond and Roadside Fire from Songs of Travel (Vaughan-Williams)

Ach Lieb, ich muss nun scheiden (R. Strauss)

Aus der Fremde from Liederkreis op. 39 (Schumann)

L'Invitation au voyage (Duparc)

Mein Lied ertönt and Als die alte Mutter from Gypsy Songs (Dvorak)

El Vito (Nin)

El paño moruno (DeFalla)

Connais-tu le pays from Mignon (Thomas)

Einsamkeit from Winterreise (Schubert)

My Ain Folk (Lemon)

We'll Gather Lilacs (Novello)

Bring Him Home from Les Misérables (Schönberg)


Running Time : 1 hour


"Winterreise" by Hanna Bendtsen

"Winterreise" by Hanna Bendtsen