Samuel Hasselhorn on the songs of Robert Schumann and Franz Schubert

June 11, 2022, 4:00 pm

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Samuel Hasselhorn portrait, in blue sportscoat and eyeglasses squatting in front of a brick wall
Samuel Hasselhorn (Photo: Nikolaj Lund)

German baritone Samuel Hasselhorn, an alum of Ravinia Festival’s Steans Music Institute, has won the 2013 Lied Prize in the Nadia and Lili Boulanger Competition, Second Prize in the 2015 Wigmore Hall Song Competition; and First Prize in the 2017 Das Lied Competition. In 2018, Hasselhorn won the Queen Elisabeth Competition, which proved to be an inflection point. Since then, he joined the Vienna State Opera Ensemble and made debuts at the Berlin State Opera and Teatro alla Scala. Art song, however, has remained central to his career. Samuel Hasselhorn joins Oliver to discuss his two recent albums of lieder by Robert Schumann and Franz Schubert with his regular collaborator Joseph Middleton.

 


Playlist

All selections performed by baritone Samuel Hasselhorn and pianist Joseph Middleton *unless otherwise indicated. Click on song title for link to text and translation.

Franz Schubert: Lied eines Schiffers an die Dioskuren, D. 360
from Glaube, Hoffnung, Liebe
Harmonia Mundi HMM-902689

Hugo Wolf: “Benedeit die sel’ge Mutter” from Italienisches Liederbuch
*Gustav Mahler: “Wer hat das Liedlein erdacht?” from Des Knaben Wunderhorn 
La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra
Alain Altinoglu, conductor
Samuel Hasselhorn Live at the Queen Elisabeth Competition 2018
Queen Elisabeth Competition BNPPF20182D

Robert Schumann: Die beiden Grenadiere, Op. 49/1
Schumann: Zwolf Gedichte von Justinus Kerner, Op. 35
I. Lust der Sturmnacht
II. Stirb, Lieb’ und Freud’!
X. Stille Tränen
from Stille Liebe — Robert Schumann Lieder
Harmonia Mundi HMN916114

Schubert: Rastlose Liebe, D. 138
Schubert: Litanei auf das Fest Allerseelen, D.343
Schubert: Der Zwerg, D. 771
Schubert: Nacht und Träume, D. 827
from Glaube, Hoffnung, Liebe
Harmonia Mundi HMM-902689