Thu, Nov 02|
5th Floor Beethoven Society, MLK Library
American Beethoven Society - Free Noontime Concert Series 2
Beethoven, Six Songs, op. 75 (1809) Beethoven, selections from 25 Scottish Songs, op. 108 (1815–18): No. 7 “Highland Laddie” No. 14 “O, How Can I be Blithe” No. 15 “O Cruel Was my Father” No. 24 “Again, my Dyre”
Time & Location
Nov 02, 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM
5th Floor Beethoven Society, MLK Library, 150 E San Fernando St, San Jose, CA 95112, USA
About The Event
SJSU faculty members Jacque Wilson Scharlach and Simona Snitkovsky present a program of Beethoven’s songs, including selections from his rarely performed Scottish folksong settings.
The Six Songs op. 75 are musical settings of poems by two German Romantic poets, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Christian Ludwig Reissig. The Scottish Songs op. 108 are among the dozens of folksongs that Beethoven arranged for voice and piano with additional parts for violin and cello at the request of a Scottish publisher, George Thomson of Edinburgh.
Each of the Beethoven Center’s Noontime Concerts features a short lecture and performance followed by an informal coffee reception. These events are free – all are welcome!