LIEDBasel Festival — Recital Angelika Kirchschlager

Don Bosco Basel
Thursday, 20 April

The festival LIEDBasel (SONGBasel), which will run this year from April 19-23, is a contemporary and interdisciplinary examination of the art form of song. Song reflects everyday life in different centuries and different facets. It tells and sings about the individual who tries to assert themselves in society. Unlike an aria, the song is already the entire narrative. It is negotiated in just a few minutes, which is what makes the song so extraordinary and distinctive. In this 5-day festival, song specialists as well as experts in completely different fields will touch on various topics around the song. The festival consists of six formats—academy, recital, salon, laboratory, on demand, and education. These different approaches are intended to be inspiring for both the performers and the audience. The individual events offer opportunities for exchange and reflection. Consult the website to peruse the whole program at
This evening’s recital is entitled “Ich weiss nicht, was soll es bedeuten?” (I don’t know, what does it mean?). Angelika Kirchschlager, who is one of the most versatile and exciting singers of our time, together with one of the most accomplished Lied pianists, Malcolm Martineau, will go in search of the light moments in our dangerous world. The program will include works by Schumann, Schubert, Liszt, Brahms, Grieg, and many more.
Tickets are CHF 20-60 (you choose whether you want to pay regular price, are on a budget, or want to add a solidarity contribution).


Don Bosco Basel
Waldenburgerstrasse 34
4052 Basel

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