BTHVN2020 | Detmold: My Beethoven – Manuel Lange
The Berlin-born pianist Manuel Lange studied under Oleg Maisenberg in Stuttgart and Hans Leygraf in Salzburg and Berlin. He also took song masterclasses with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Aribert Reimann and Wolfram Rieger.
He has appeared in concert accompanying Anne Schwanewilms, Doris Soffel, Mojca Erdmann, Gerhild Romberger, Maria Bengtsson, Olga Bezsmertna, Sibylla Rubens, Stella Doufexis, Lothar Odinius, Jussi Myllys, Mario Zeffiri, Sebastian Noack and many at venues such as the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Vienna Musikverein, the Dresden Semperoper, the Scala in Milan, the Opéra Comique in Paris, the Teatro del Liceo in Barcelona, the Théatre de la Monnaie in Brussels, the Opéra du Rhin in Strasbourg, the Cologne and Essen Philharmonic, the Frankfurt Opera House, the Megaron in Athens and the Musiikkitalo in Helsinki. In addition, he has also performed at various festivals such as the Baden-Baden Summer Festival, the Ruhrtriennale, the Lake Constance Music Festival, the Autumn Music Festival in Bad Urach, the Gluck Festival in Nuremberg and the May Festival in Wiesbaden. After a six-year tenure as professor of song repertoire at the Berlin University of the Arts (Universität der Künste Berlin), Manuel Lange accepted a professorship for Lied accompaniment and song-writing at the Detmold University of Music (Hochschule für Musik Detmold) starting from the 2011/2012 winter semester.
Manuel Lange lives in Berlin with his wife and two children, and is the twin brother of the composer Marius Felix Lange. He considers Beethoven's op. 98 “To the Distant Beloved” (“An die ferne Geliebte”) the ultimate song cycle, due to the completeness of the composition and the immanent "song" theme which is also his own.
"To the Distant Beloved" op. 98
Konstantin Ingenpass, Baritone
Manuel Lange, Piano
Violin Sonata No. 5 in F major op. 24 "Spring Sonata"
Maria-Elisabeth Lott, Violin
Manuel Lange, Piano
Photo: © Astrid Ackermann
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