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A Schubertiad in May: the 6th Greta Kraus Schubertiad | Walter Hall, Toronto
Songs and piano music by Schubert to celebrate the arrival of spring

date: May 2, 2004

Our Schubertiad remembering our beloved friend and mentor, Greta Kraus, celebrated the arrival of spring  –  rather later in Ontario than in Schubert’s Vienna!  The programme consisted of mostly well-beloved songs, with the comic trio Der Hochzeitsbratenat its centre, followed after intermission by our favourite piano-duet, the Rondo in A. The concert was also dedicated to the memory of Nicholas Goldschmidt, who had died in February 2004: “Himself born in the same Empire which nourished Schubert and Wolf, Niki imparted to generations of Canadian singers his deep love of German song”.

Song Artist Composer Poet
Licht und Liebe, D352 Such, Jennie, soprano; Wiliford, Lawrence, tenor; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Schubert, Franz Collin, Matthäus von
An die Leier, D737 McGillivray, Peter, baritone; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Schubert, Franz Bruchmann, Franz von
Im Frühling, D882 Wiliford, Lawrence, tenor; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schubert, Franz Schulze, Ernst
Die Blumensprache, D519 Such, Jennie, soprano; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schubert, Franz Platner, Anton ?
An den Mond, D296 Such, Jennie, soprano; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schubert, Franz Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
Der Wanderer an den Mond, D870 McGillivray, Peter, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schubert, Franz Seidl, Johann Gabriel
Der Wanderer, D489 McGillivray, Peter, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schubert, Franz Schmidt von Lübeck, Georg Philipp
Heimliches Lieben, D922 Such, Jennie, soprano; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Schubert, Franz Klenke, Karoline Louise von
Nähe des Geliebten, D162 Wiliford, Lawrence, tenor; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Schubert, Franz Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
Der Hochzeitsbraten, D930 Such, Jennie, soprano; Wiliford, Lawrence, tenor; McGillivray, Peter, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schubert, Franz Schober, Franz von
INTERMISSION
Rondo in A, D951 Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Schubert, Franz n/a
Mignon und der Harfner, D877/1 Such, Jennie, soprano; Wiliford, Lawrence, tenor; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Schubert, Franz Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
Der Tod und das Mädchen, D531 McGillivray, Peter, baritone; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Schubert, Franz Claudius, Matthias
Greisengesang, D778 McGillivray, Peter, baritone; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Schubert, Franz Rückert, Friedrich
Suleika I (Was bedeutet die Bewegung?), D720 Such, Jennie, soprano; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schubert, Franz Willemer, Marianne von / Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
Der Musensohn, D764 Wiliford, Lawrence, tenor; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schubert, Franz Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
Punschlied (im Norden zu singen), D253 – ENCORE Such, Jennie, soprano; Wiliford, Lawrence, tenor; McGillivray, Peter, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schubert, Franz Schiller, Friedrich von