The 5th International “Das Lied” Competition is currently underway with 26 singers from 22 countries competing in 3 rounds. It was founded by Thomas Quasthoff, baritone, in 2009 and is held every other year. This year “Das Lied” is a part of the International Song Center in Heidelberg.
Winners will be announced on March 4, 2017.
Each competitor must prepare 30 songs:
15 by Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
- IMSLP Score Library http://imslp.org/wiki/Category:Schubert,_Franz
- Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franz_Schubert
10 by Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
- IMSLP Score Library http://imslp.org/wiki/Category:Schumann,_Robert
- Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Schumann
5 by Wolfgang Rihm (b. 1952)