Versatile: Sophie Rennert presents Lied recitals and concerts ranging from Barock music to the 20th century

As part of the Klavierfrühling Deutschlandsberg, Sophie Rennert and pianist Sascha El Mouissi perform works by Fauré, Debussy, Schönberg, and Richard Strauss, concentrating on the threshold connecting the 19th and 20th centuries.

A few days later, Ms. Rennert will grace Lower Austria’s renowned music center of Grafenegg with her mezzosoprano, as she sings in Bach’s Johannes-Passion with the Niederösterreichische Tonkünstler Orchestra conducted by Johannes Spering.

For the first of her two performances at the Schubertiade, she and theorbist David Bergmüller have chosen a programme under the title “Morire d’Amore”; it presents already-strong women from Baroque operas who gain in strength and power.

Her second presentation, just a few days later, builds a great arc from Brahms via Schubert and Takemitsu right up to Kit Armstrong. For this recital, Ms. Rennert is joined by baritone Benjamin Appl, Barbara Buntrock (viola), and composer Kit Armstrong at the piano.

Deutschlandsberger Klavierfrühling
“Fin de siècle” — Werke von Gabriel Fauré, Claude Debussy, Arnold Schönberg, Richard Strauss
Sophie Rennert: mezzo-soprano
Sascha El Mouissi: piano
April 7th

Johann Sebastian Bach: Johannes-Passion BWV 245
Sophie Rennert: alto
April 19th

Schubertiade Hohenems
“Morire d’amore” oder “The Joy of Suffering” — works by Claudio Monteverdi, Jacopo Peri, Barbara Strozzi et al.
Sophie Rennert: mezzo-soprnao
David Bergmüller: Theorbe
April 27th

Schubertiade Hohenems
Johannes Brahms, Franz Schubert, Kit Armstrong, and Toru Takemitsu
Sophie Rennert: mezzo-soprano
April 30th


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