One woman and the four men whose lives revolved around her. A muse, an artist, a wife, a mother, a lover and a patron, Alma Mahler was a central figure in the musical zeitgeist of Vienna in the early 20th century whose influence continued even after her immigration to America. But beyond the tropes imposed on her by the men around her, was a woman whose fierce independence and talent were ahead of her time.
This concert by the newly formed Wayfarer Sinfonia, explores both the inner world of Alma and the external world of the male composers whose life and works she was central including works by Gustav Mahler, Alma Mahler, Alexander von Zemlinsky, Erich Korngold and Ferruccio Busoni, performed by soprano Felicia Teo Kaixin, baritone Martin Ng, music direction by Lien Boon Hua with direction and dramaturgy by Tang Xinxin and Noah Diggs.
Ferrucio Busoni: Berceuse élégiaque, Op. 42
Alma Mahler: In meines Vaters Garten
Gustav Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
Alexander von Zemlinsky: 6 Songs after Poems by Maeterlinck, Op.13
Erich Wolfgang Korngold: “Tanzlied des Pierrot” and “Marietta’s Lied” from Die Tote Stadt, Op. 12