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A Spring Schubertiad: the 13th Greta Kraus Schubertiad | Walter Hall, Toronto
Songs, partsongs and piano-duets by Schubert for the spring season

date: May 1, 2011

Since it toook place on May 1, our Greta Kraus Schubertiad  –  named for our beloved friend and mentor  –  focussed, inevitably, on the season of spring. Its centrepiece was the dramatic scena, Der Hochzeitsbraten, and its conclusion was Schubert’s only song for chamber ensemble, Der Hirt auf dem Felsen.  Since Stephen Ralls was recovering from ankle surgery, he limited his playing to one piano-duet; he was, however, able to deliver all of the narration, which was taken from documentary material of Schubert’s period.

SONG ARTIST COMPOSER POET
Licht und Liebe, D352 Keith, Gillian, soprano; Wiliford, Lawrence, tenor; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Schubert, Franz Collin, Matthäus von
An die Leier, D737 Duncan, Tyler, baritone; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Schubert, Franz Bruchmann, Franz von
Frühlingssehnsucht, D957/4 Wiliford, Lawrence, tenor; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Schubert, Franz Rellstab, Ludwig
An den Mond, D259 Keith, Gillian, soprano; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Schubert, Franz Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
Der Wanderer an den Mond, D870 Duncan, Tyler, baritone; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Schubert, Franz Seidl, Johann Gabriel
Der Wanderer, D489 Duncan, Tyler, baritone; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Schubert, Franz Schmidt von Lübeck, Georg Philipp
Heimliches Lieben, D922 Keith, Gillian, 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 Keith, Gillian, soprano; Wiliford, Lawrence, tenor; Duncan, Tyler, baritone; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Schubert, Franz Schober, Franz von
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Deutscher with two trios, D618 Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Schubert, Franz n/a
Mignon und der Harfner, D877/1 Keith, Gillian, soprano; Wiliford, Lawrence, tenor; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Schubert, Franz Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
Die Taubenpost, D957/14 Duncan, Tyler, baritone; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Schubert, Franz Seidl, Johann Gabriel
Greisengesang, D778 Duncan, Tyler, baritone; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Schubert, Franz Rückert, Friedrich
Das Lied im Grünen, D917 Keith, Gillian, soprano; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Schubert, Franz Reil, Friedrich
Ganymed, D544 Wiliford, Lawrence, tenor; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Schubert, Franz Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
Der Hirt auf dem Felsen, D965 Keith, Gillian, soprano; Valdepeñas, Joaquin, clarinet; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Schubert, Franz Müller, Wilhelm / Chézy, Helmina von
Punschlied (im Norden zu singen), D253 – ENCORE Keith, Gillian, soprano; Wiliford, Lawrence, tenor; Duncan, Tyler, baritone; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Schubert, Franz Schiller, Friedrich von