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October 9, 2019
Luca Pisaroni and Jonathan Ware
Luca Pisaroni, bass-baritone (left) and Jonathan Ware, piano

The songs performed by Luca Pisaroni, bass-baritone and Jonathan Ware, piano, also required dual efforts to compose. This program features several works by composer Franz Schubert set to the texts of Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe.

Learn more about Schubert, Goethe, and their relationship from the resources below:

In "Goethe's Reaction to Schubert's Dedication" on the blog titled Musicological Trifles and Biographical Paralipomena, Dr. Michael Lorenz digs into misperceptions about Goethe's response to Schubert's composition.

Schubert, Goethe and the Singspiel. An Elective Affinity by Lorraine Byrne takes an in-depth look at the similarities between Goethe and Schubert.

Painting of Schubert (left) by Wilhelm August Reider, c. 1825; Goethe (right) by Joseph Karl Stiegler, 1828. Source: Wikipedia

After 200 Years, A Schubert Song Still Resonates by NPR's Tom Huizenga delves into the story behind Schubert's fascination with Goethe's Faust.

Poetry Foundation's article on Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe shares a bit more biographical background on the poet.

Luca Pisaroni and Jonathan Ware perform at the Mondavi Center on Thursday, October 17, 2019.
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