Between Solitude and Loneliness

feat. Schubert, Starer, Purcell, Carter & Satie

Solitude and Loneliness are two very different things.

Solitude can be blissful, inspiring, relaxing. Enjoying a good read or having a hot bath just for oneself can be wonderful. It can be very inspiring simply to take a solitary walk and some grant themselves days or even weeks of solitude to connect with their true selves and the essence of their life. Yet sometimes it’s not our choice to be alone. Then our feelings are different: lonely, melancholic, sad. Most of us recognise both aspects of being alone and, likewise, composers have reflected on both in their music. This collection musically meanders between solitude and loneliness.

Curation: Birgit Nockenberg

Text: Birgit Nockenberg

Translation and Speaker: David Hall

Visual Art: Philipp Nicolai Hertel

  • Between Solitude and Loneliness

  • An introduction to Schubert — Winterreise D 911 op. 89 - 12. Einsamkeit

  • Winterreise D 911 op. 89 - 12. Einsamkeit Preview Only

    Franz Schubert

    Christoph Prégardien, Michael Gees2012
  • An introduction to Starer — Song of Solitude

  • Song of Solitude Preview Only

    Robert Starer

    Steven Honigberg
  • An introduction to Purcell — O Solitude, my sweetest choice Z 406 - O Solitude, my sweetest choice

  • O Solitude, my sweetest choice Z 406 - O Solitude, my sweetest choice Preview Only

    Henry Purcell

    Carolyn Sampson, Laurence Cummings, Elizabeth Kenny, Anne-Marie Lasla, Sarah Sexton, Andrea Morris, Jane Rogers2006
  • An introduction to Carter — String Quartet No. 1

  • String Quartet No. 1 Preview Only

    Elliott Carter

    Pacifica Quartet2007
  • A small introduction to Satie – Gymnopédies

  • Gymnopédie Nr. 1 Preview Only

    Erik Satie

    Orchestre Symphonique et Lyrique de Nancy, Jérôme Kaltenbach1997
  • Gymnopédie Nr. 2 Preview Only

    Erik Satie

    Orchestre Symphonique et Lyrique de Nancy, Jérôme Kaltenbach1997
  • Gymnopédie Nr. 3 Preview Only

    Erik Satie

    Orchestre Symphonique et Lyrique de Nancy, Jérôme Kaltenbach1997

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