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Die schöne Müllerin

Andreas Pehl - Bild 1

Andreas Pehl and Anette Hornsteiner perform Schuberts "Schöne Müllerin" in a version for Countertenor and harp (transcription of the piano-part by A. Hornsteiner). The two internationally active artists met for the first time in 2008 at a concert during the Kirchenmusiktage in Fürth. Since then they perform often together and created some exceptional chamber-music programms. The poems of the cycle "Die Schönen Müllerin" by Wilhelm Müller depaint the tragic lovestory of a young journeyman miller and the beautiful miller's daughter. As the beloved does not reply his love, the young man despairs and drowns himself in the brook. The streamlet that at first was a guide and friend for the journeyman turnes into his grave. The by Schubert omitted parts of the cycle, such as a prologue and an epilogue and three poems will be recited by the artists. The high male voice of the countertenor illuminate in particular the juvenileness of the young journeyman miller while the harp approximate the sound of a historical fortepiano in a astonishing way, so that the initially unusual cast sounds very consistent in the end:
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Anette Hornsteiner studied harp with Helga Storck in Munich and Ursula Holliger in Freiburg. She was also teached by Maria Graf (Berlin). For many years, she was a member of the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie and was invited to play with many orchestras (eg. Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Münchner Philharmoniker). Thereby she met artists like Pierre Boulez, Gidon Kremer, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Thomas Hengelbrock, Carlo Maria Giulini or Wolfgang Rihm. As soloist she performed among others with the Münchner Symphoniker or the Orchester der Stadt Freiburg. Beside her success at the "Jugend musiziert" competition she got the Felix-Mottl-Gedächtnispreis and was admitted to the Villa Musica Mainz and the Yehudi-Menuhin-foundation. Besides her soloistic and chamber musical activities she acts as a pedagogue and member of jury.