Camilla Tilling, Soprano and Emanuel Ax, Piano

Virtuosi Soloist Series
Jennifer Velva Bernstein Performance Hall
The Isabel
Camilla Tilling, Soprano and Emanuel Ax, Piano

Jenny Lind: Love and Lieder

With her “beguiling tone and unfailing musicality” (Gramophone, 2020), the renowned Swedish soprano makes her Isabel debut with Grammy-winning and world-renowned pianist Emanuel Ax.

Jenny Lind (1820-1887) was affectionately known as the “Swedish Nightingale”. Receiving a scholarship named in honour of Jenny Lind at the age of 24, Swedish soprano Camilla Tilling has long felt a connection to this legendary singer and in 2020, curated the concert to celebrate the 200th anniversary of her birth, with a specific focus on Lind’s passion for German Lieder. As Camilla writes, “the composers on this program not only featured on Jenny’s famed US tour that was promoted by the showman, P.T. Barnum, but were linked to Jenny through musical collaboration and friendship. Indeed, the Schumanns were such dear friends–Jenny regularly performing works by Robert—that she would on occasion join Clara Schumann (a most celebrated concert pianist and tourer at this time) on stage in order to bolster audience numbers at her concerts. Through the Schumanns, Jenny was introduced to both Chopin–it is rumoured she even gifted him a large sum to help him in his final years—and Mendelssohn with whom Jenny had a supposedly turbulent romantic entanglement.”


Felix Mendelssohn

Hexenlied Op 8. no 8

Die Liebende schreibt 86. no 3
Allnächtlich im Traum 86. no 4
Der Mond Op 86. no 5

Blumenstrauss Op. 47/5
Frühlingslied Op. 47/3
Pagenlied ohne opuszahl
Auf Flügeln des Gesanges Op. 34/2

Frederich Chopin

Nocturne for solo piano
Mazurka for solo piano

Chopin-Viardot: Mazurka


R. Schumann

Arabeske, Op. 8

Op. 98
Heiss mich nicht reden, heiss mich schweigen
Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt
So lasst mich scheinen
Singet nicht in Trauertönen

Op 79.
Er ist‘s

Der Himmel hat eine Träne geweint Op.37. no 1
Der Nussbaum Op 25. No3
FrühlingsNacht Op. 39 No 12
An den Sonnenschein Op 36. No 4

Photo of Camilla Tilling by Carin Ekblom. Photo of Emanuel Ax by Nigel Parry.