Roland Barthes called them “fragments of a language of love”: forms of intimacy, affection and desire, but also of desperation, dependency and ruin. Magdalena Kožená and Yefim Bronfman close in on these characterisations of love with songs composed by Johannes Brahms, Modest Mussorgsky, Dmitri Shostakovich and Béla Bartók.
Magdalena Kožená mezzo-soprano
Yefim Bronfman piano
Songs and chants, selection from the cycles for singing voice and piano
Satires (Pictures of the Past), op. 109
Dedinské scény (Village Scenes), Sz 78
A Berliner Festspiele/Musikfest Berlin event