Friday, October 19, 2007

Liederabend - First Ever German Art Song Series to be held in Malaysia

I received this in my mailbox ...... I think I should publish it.

Dear Music Lovers,
Artists Platform and Goethe-Institut Malaysia present Liederabend - German Art Song Series 2007, supported by The Actors Studio and KLPAC.

The series will begin in October 2007 at The Actors Studio Greenhall Penang, followed by four different programmes in November 2007 at KLPAC, Johor Bahru and Ipoh. ( For more info, please refer to the flyers attached).

This is the first ever German Art Song Series to be held in Malaysia. Never before has our audience been exposed to this important art form from the German Romantic period. The concerts feature some of Malaysia's young talented singers accompanied at the piano by Kok-Ting Chong.

Telephone reservation is recommended as seats are limited.

For further enquiries, do drop us a line at email address

Hope to see you at the concert.

Best Regards,
Kok-Ting Chong
Music Director ,
Artists Platform .


So ladies and gentlemen, lovers of lieders and vocal art, here's your chance to savour the moment. The most interesting ones from famous composers such as Schubert, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Beethoven and Wagner will be sung and heard.

I do have some curiosity on the "Journey" section. I have heard "Winterreise" before from CD tracks. Time to experience it live perhaps.

I plan to try something new too. I gather that Tan Wei Han (tenor) and Chia Yee Yean (soprano) will be singing the "Letters" section on 17th November at Indicine (of KLPac).

Time to try something from Schumann, "Dichterliebe" and "Frauenliebe und Leben"


[ For Enquiries, try calling 04-263 5400 (Penang), 03-4047 9000 (Kuala Lumpur), 07-221 4935 (Johor Bahru) or 05-5487814 (Ipoh) ]

(To view the details, please click on the flyers to enlarge)

1 comment:

Music Critic said...

Although this is touted to be the first ever German art song series in Malaysia, this is NOT true as lieder (German art songs) have been promoted and performed by Cantus Musicus of Kuala Lumpur since their first "Liederabend" concert in 2004, which has been borrowed by Artist Platform. This was followed by a lieder recital in 2005 and 2 more in 2006. In March 2006, Cantus Musicus gave another "Liederabend" concert in Penang and this was reported in The Star. This was followed by a superbly programmed lieder concert on 8 August 2006 entitled " Love, Grief & Obsession - The Vision of the Herald & the Hawk". On 27 January 2007, Cantus Musicus gave their 4th lieder recital followed by their most recent lieder concert, "Leise Flehen Meine Lieder" on 21 May 2007 which was attended by Artist Platform's Chong Kok Ting. It is believed by many that Artist Platform has borrowed many of Cantus Musicus' ideas without giving them credit although Dr Volker Wolf, Director of the Goethe Institut in Kuala Lumpur, has officially acknowledged in the programme of Artist Platform's "Liederabend" Art Song Series that Artist Platform owed a debt to Cantus Musicus' previous 4 lieder concerts and 4 lieder recitals.