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A Birthday Recital | Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto
Songs, duets and piano music for the 200th anniversary of Franz Schubert

date: February 1, 1997

Two of Canada’s internationally renowned singers performed a concert of their own favourite Schubert songs. To accompany them, we were delighted to welcome the distinguished performer of early piano music, Malcolm Bilson, who brought his own Viennese instrument which dated from the time of Schubert. His young colleague, Blaise Bryski, also accompanied some of the songs and joined in the piano-duets, which included two duets from Schubert operas, almost never heard today, arranged for voices and piano-duet by Stephen Ralls.

Song Artist Composer Poet
Marche militaire in D, D733/1 Bilson, Malcolm / Bryski, Blaise, piano Schubert, Franz n/a
Liebhaber in allen Gestalten, D558 Argenta, Nancy, soprano; Bilson, Malcolm, piano Schubert, Franz Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
An die Entfernte, D765 Argenta, Nancy, soprano; Bilson, Malcolm, piano Schubert, Franz Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
Mignon: Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt, D877/4 Argenta, Nancy, soprano; Bilson, Malcolm, piano Schubert, Franz Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
Rastlose Liebe, D138 Argenta, Nancy, soprano; Bilson, Malcolm, piano Schubert, Franz Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
Wehmut, D772 Robbin, Catherine, mezzo; Bryski, Blaise, piano Schubert, Franz Collin, Matthäus von
Der Zwerg, D771 Robbin, Catherine, mezzo; Bryski, Blaise, piano Schubert, Franz Collin, Matthäus von
Nacht und Träume, D827 Robbin, Catherine, mezzo; Bryski, Blaise, piano Schubert, Franz Collin, Matthäus von
Heimliches Lieben, D922 Argenta, Nancy, soprano; Bryski, Blaise, piano Schubert, Franz Klenke, Karoline Louise von
An die Sonne, D270 Argenta, Nancy, soprano; Bryski, Blaise, piano Schubert, Franz Baumberg, Gabriele von
Suleika II (Ach, um deine feuchten Schwingen), D717 Robbin, Catherine, mezzo; Bryski, Blaise, piano Schubert, Franz Willemer, Marianne von / Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
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Impromptu in F minor, D935/1 Bilson, Malcolm, piano Schubert, Franz n/a
Der Wanderer an den Mond, D870 Argenta, Nancy, soprano; Bilson, Malcolm, piano Schubert, Franz Seidl, Johann Gabriel
Frühlingsglaube, D686 Robbin, Catherine, mezzo; Bilson, Malcolm, piano Schubert, Franz Uhland, Ludwig
Auf dem Wasser zu singen, D774 Argenta, Nancy, soprano; Bilson, Malcolm, piano Schubert, Franz Stolberg, Friedrich Leopold, Graf zu Stolberg-
Die junge Nonne, D828 Robbin, Catherine, mezzo; Bilson, Malcolm, piano Schubert, Franz Craigher, Jacob Nikolaus
Der Musensohn, D764 Argenta, Nancy, soprano; Bilson, Malcolm, piano Schubert, Franz Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
Weit über Glanz und Erdenschimmer (Fierrabras, D796) Argenta, Nancy, soprano; Robbin, Catherine, mezzo; Bilson, Malcolm / Bryski, Blaise, piano Schubert, Franz Kupelwieser, Josef
Sie ist’s! Er ist’s! (Die Verschworenen, D787) – ENCORE Argenta, Nancy, soprano; Robbin, Catherine, mezzo; Bilson, Malcolm / Bryski, Blaise, piano Schubert, Franz Castelli, Ignaz
Liebhaber in allen Gestalten, D558 – ENCORE Argenta, Nancy, soprano; Bilson, Malcolm, piano Schubert, Franz Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von