Hello everyone, I’m very excited to premiere a song cycle tomorrow here in Schloss Elmau. I wrote for it tenor Ian Bostridge to sing with myself accompanying. The second half of the program is Schumann’s Dichterliebe. We’ll continue a tour in Paris, London, Barcelona, Hamburg, Berlin and Luxembourg. In the photo I’m flanked by Dietmar Müller-Elmau on my left, who generously invited us to spend a week here rehearsing and preparing the music; and on my left by Ian Bostridge. It’s a dream to work with him! We will bring this program to North America next fall.