Im wunderschonen Monat Mai In Kiel and Hamburg

Last July The Asko|Schoenberg played Im Wunderschoenen Monat Mai at the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival. Maarten Warmerdam made a new light design for the performance.

Im wunderschoenen Monat Mai is the impressive comeback of Reinbert de Leeuw as a composer and orchestrator. The ˜three times seven songs after Schumann and Schubert’, which De Leeuw ˜recomposed’ especially for actress Barbara Sukowa, has already received a great deal of interest. With his playful reference to Schoenberg’s Sprechgesang and the melancholy reminder of the world of Schubert and Schumann De Leeuw has given the song recital a new impulse.

The Im Wunderschoenen Monat Mai will be performed again on the 27th of February 2010 In the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.