Anna Prohaska (photo Marco Borggreve)

Behind the lines

Anna Prohaska + Eric Schneider
Sat 10 May 2025 20:15 - 22:00
Sat 10 May 2025
20:15 - 22:00
  • Sat 10 May 2025
    20:15 - 22:00
    Grote Zaal


Traditional Es geht ein dunkel Wolk herein
Ludwig von Beethoven Die Trommel gerühret
Hanns Eisler Kriegslied eines Kindes
Hugo Wolf Der Tambour
Hugo Wolf Der Soldat II
Sergej Rachmaninov Polyubila ya na pechal’ svoyu (To my sorrow I have grown to love)
Thomas Traill My Luve’s in Germanie
Charles Ives In Flanders Fields
Charles Ives 1, 2, 3
Charles Ives Tom Sails Away
Roger Quilter Fear No More The Heat O’The Sun
Hanns Eisler Panzerschlacht
Hanns Eisler Die letzte Elegie
Hanns Eisler Die Heimkehr
Michael Cavendish Wandring in This Place
Franz Schubert Kriegers Ahnung
Franz Schubert Ellens Gesange I D 837
Wolfgang Rihm Untergang
Franz Liszt Jeanne d’Arc au bucher
Robert Schumann Die beiden Grenadiere
Frances Poulenc  Le retour de sergent
Robert Schumann Der Soldat
Gustav Mahler Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen
Kurt Weill Beat! Beat! Drums!
Kurt Weill Dirge For Two Veterans


Anna Prohaska soprano
Eric Schneider piano

Warm, lyrical soprano expresses the sorrow of war

Sometimes there seems to be more war than peace in the world. Austrian-British soprano Anna Prohaska explores this tragic fact. Twenty-five songs about war, soldiers, the executed and the front; a deeply moving concert. At the recommendation of Daniel Barenboim, Prohaska joined the soloist ensemble of the Staatsoper Unter den Linden at the young age of 23. Since then, she has performed at the Salzburg Festival, Wigmore Hall and Philharmonie de Paris, among other venues.

From Beethoven to Wolfgang Rihm, and from Die Trommel gerühret to Untergang. Loved are the songs of Schubert, Schumann and Mahler. There is also plenty of repertoire that centres on the First World War. In addition, Rachmaninoff and two war songs by Kurt Weill from his later years in America are performed. Anna Prohaska infuses the songs with her warm, lyrical soprano, delivering a powerful emotional impact.