The Beethoven Frieze
Mezzo Soprano, Cello
A collaboration with poet Ian Harker.
Gustav Klimt created the Beethoven Frieze for the XIVth Secession exhibition, held in Vienna in 1902. The theme is drawn from Richard Wagner’s interpretation of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, and depicts humankind’s search for happiness and fulfilment. Klimt created his Frieze as a tribute to the great composer, and a symbolic allegory of the Secessionist belief that humanity could find true happiness through poetry, music and art.
Live Recording, performed by Dana Cerminaro and Renczés Balázs as part of the Leeds Lieder Festival.