NEW ALBUM PROJECT: The Erlkings Do Schumann
After sharing our wild love of Schubert with you in our last two albums, we are finally ready to bring all that we’ve learned to a new world of song: the complex and beautiful madness of Robert Schumann’s Lieder.
Norman Shetler, acclaimed Lieder pianist 10/2017
Deutschland Radio 04/2017
Richard Stokes, Professor of Lieder at the Royal Academy of Music, London 04/2016
Frank Siebert, Schleswig Holstein Musik Festival 02/2018
The Erlkings are the bridge between today’s beloved genre of acoustic Singer Songwriters and the great Lied composers of the past. The songs of masters like Schubert and Schumann are rediscovered through the lens of a modern musical vocabulary and given new life in the 21st century through lovingly crafted English translations. The unusual combination of voice, guitar, cello, tuba and drums makes for a whole new world of sound, offering even the most conservative art song expert a chance to enjoy this repertoire as though for the first time.