Sie nicht mehr gehen würde, sondern fliegen

SSA and Piano

As with any poem by Rilke, this one is a bit of a mystery. He describes observing a woman drinking tea with a group of (presumably) her friends and we are told very little about her. Rather than focus on what’s different about this woman (something which is only revealed to the reader via the title of the poem) I chose to center my attention on the beautiful sense of freedom in the final line of text.

"Sie nicht mehr gehen würde, sondern fliegen" was commissioned by the Association for Music in International Schools and received its premiere in Vienna in April of 2012

Beth Beauchamp

Having worked as a professional musician, a music-educator, and the Executive Director of a number of non-profit arts organizations, Beth has over 10 years of experience in catering to the unique needs of artists. Beth believes that the talent, education, and skill-sets of her clients have inherent worth. As a passionate artist advocate, she aims to help her artists improve the quality of their own lives by encouraging them to honor the value of their own work, and by creating materials which allow them to champion their art with confidence. Equally interested in building community, Beth aims to create a roster of artists who are excited to support and collaborate together.