Schubert: Schwanengesang

Irish Songmakers

Acclaimed Irish baritone Owen Gilhooly-Miles and pianist Niall Kinsella collaborate to perform Schubert’s iconic final song-cycle, Schwanengesang (Swan-Song). Composed in the final months of his life and published as a cycle after his death, Schwanengesang is often seen as Schubert’s final testament to life. Comprising of two groups of songs to poems by Heinrich Heine and Ludwig Rellstab, plus his final song, the poignant ‘Die Taubenpost’Schwanengesang’s experimental and sometimes avant-garde nature shows us the promise of a hugely-talented composer taken in his prime. Irish Songmakers is delighted to present this performance of Schubert’s Schwanengesang, having presented performances of the composer’s other two cycles in recent years: Die schöne Müllerin in 2020, and Winterreise in 2022.

“Gilhooly’s performance had a vivid presence, with singing of unflagging perception and energy.”
– Classical Source on Owen Gilhooly-Miles 
“Kinsella is a meticulous collaborator.”
– BBC Music Magazine on Niall Kinsella

BARITONE Owen Gilhooly-Miles
PIANO Niall Kinsella
MUSIC Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Tickets €20 | €16 concession (student/OAP) | Early-bird tickets available until January 20th €15 | €12
Running time 75 mins no interval


About the company…

Irish Songmakers was set up in 2012 to present song recitals with a fresh perspective in Dublin. Since then, Irish Songmakers has presented acclaimed recitals at Dublin Freemasons’ Hall, Hugh Lane Gallery, National Concert Hall and Smock Alley Theatre with some of the finest Irish and international artists. www.songmakers.ie 
“Pianist Niall Kinsella in his Irish Songmakers series has been shaking up the format of the song recital.” – The Irish Examiner

For more information

Irish Songmakers
Twitter: @IrishSongmakers
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Owen Gilhooly-Miles
Twitter: @unclehooly
Instgram: @unclehooly

Niall Kinsella
Twitter: @niallkinsella
Instagram: @niallkinsellapiano

26 Feb
Main Space