Woman in front of a black background
Soprano Anna Prohaska | Picture: Marco Borggreve

Concert information

Musikfest Berlin



harles Ives occasionally wrote songs that manage without a human voice – singers made such a fuss, he felt, he would replace them with a solo instrument. However, in the pieces chosen by Anna Prohaska and pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard, the voice will take the leading role. Ives’s songs work with a broad palette of themes, wandering from childhood dreams to industrialisation, from criticism of society to autumn moods. They are contrasted with songs by  Debussy and Strawinsky.


Anna Prohaska soprano
Pierre-Laurent Aimard piano


Charles Ives
25 Songs chosen from the collections 114 Songs and Eleven Songs and Two Harmonizations

Igor Stravinsky
Four Russian Songs

Igor Stravinsky
Three Songs from William Shakespeare: “Full fathom fiveˮ (The Tempest)

Claude Debussy
Proses lyriques

Additional information

In co-operation with Berliner Festspiele

Chamber Music Hall