Steuart is pleased to join leading new music ensemble Asko | Schönberg for the following program:
for more information see: https://www.askoschoenberg.nl/en/concerts-2/20172018/im-wunderschoenen-monat-mai-2/?season=375&month=&city=
Im wunderschönen Monat Mai is Reinbert de Leeuw's highly praised and lauded impression, for musical theatre, on the songs of Schumann and Schubert, with actress Katja Herbers in the leading role and De Leeuw himself playing piano.
He has arranged some well-known romantic lieder into an idiosyncratic and vulnerable but wondrously beautiful cycle for voice, piano and ensemble. It represents a journey through life and the tragic love that surpasses all human emotions.
The role of the singer/actress here is expressive and moving, with just as much acting as singing. Reinbert de Leeuw opted to use an untrained voice for this work, specifically to emphasise the aspects of vulnerability and theatricality. This role fits the young internationally renowned actress Katja Herbers like a glove.
Im wunderschönen Monat Mai received an Edison Award in 2008.