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A Toast to Vienna | Town Hall, Bayfield, ON
A century of music, from Schubert to Richard Strauss, in celebration of the city of Vienna

date: July 24, 2004

This was the first in an annual series of fundraising concerts on behalf of the Bayfield Town Hall which eventually gave rise to the Bayfield Festival of Song (2007-2012).  At the suggestion of friends in the village, the performance was a celebration of Vienna (and was followed by dinner, for most of the audience, at the Red Pump).  The singers were four present and recent students of the Opera School at the University of Toronto.  Their performance of the Brahms Liebeslieder-Walzer (in an order reestablishing the composer’s original plan) occupied the second half of the programme; the Artistic Directors introduced themselves at the start with four piano-duets.

Song Artist Composer Poet
Marche militaire in D, D733/1 Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Schubert, Franz n/a
Rondo in A, D951 Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Schubert, Franz n/a
Walzer (Der Rosenkavalier) Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Strauss, Richard, arr. Singer, Otto n/a
Qui vive! (Grand galop de concert) Ralls, Stephen; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Ganz, Wilhelm n/a
INTERMISSION
Rede, Mädchen, allzu liebes, Op.52/1 (Liebeslieder-Walzer) Angelo, Allison, soprano; Knapp, Kathryn, mezzo; Fowler, Charles, tenor; Nedecky, Jason, baritone; Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Brahms, Johannes Daumer, Georg Friedrich
Am Gesteine rauscht die Flut, Op.52/2 (Liebeslieder-Walzer) Angelo, Allison, soprano; Knapp, Kathryn, mezzo; Fowler, Charles, tenor; Nedecky, Jason, baritone; Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Brahms, Johannes Daumer, Georg Friedrich
O die Frauen, Op.52/3 (Liebeslieder-Walzer) Fowler, Charles, tenor; Nedecky, Jason, baritone; Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Brahms, Johannes Daumer, Georg Friedrich
Wie des Abends schöne Röte, Op.52/4 (Liebeslieder-Walzer) Angelo, Allison, soprano; Knapp, Kathryn, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Brahms, Johannes Daumer, Georg Friedrich
Die grüne Hopfenranke, Op.52/5 (Liebeslieder-Walzer) Angelo, Allison, soprano; Knapp, Kathryn, mezzo; Fowler, Charles, tenor; Nedecky, Jason, baritone; Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Brahms, Johannes Daumer, Georg Friedrich
Ein kleiner, hübscher Vogel, Op.52/6 (Liebeslieder-Walzer) Angelo, Allison, soprano; Knapp, Kathryn, mezzo; Fowler, Charles, tenor; Nedecky, Jason, baritone; Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Brahms, Johannes Daumer, Georg Friedrich
O wie sanft die Quelle sich, Op.52/10 (Liebeslieder-Walzer) Angelo, Allison, soprano; Knapp, Kathryn, mezzo; Fowler, Charels, tenor; Nedecky, Jason, baritone; Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Brahms, Johannes Daumer, Georg Friedrich
Nein, es ist nicht auszukommen, Op.52/11 (Liebeslieder-Walzer) Angelo, Allison, soprano; Knapp, Kathryn, mezzo; Fowler, Charles, tenor; Nedecky, Jason, baritone; Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Brahms, Johannes Daumer, Georg Friedrich
Schlosser auf, Op.52/12 (Liebeslieder-Walzer) Angelo, Allison, soprano; Knapp, Kathryn, mezzo; Fowler, Charles, tenor; Nedecky, Jason, baritone; Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Brahms, Johannes Daumer, Georg Friedrich
Wohl schön bewandt, Op.52/7 (Liebeslieder-Walzer) Knapp, Kathryn; Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Brahms, Johannes Daumer, Georg Friedrich
Wenn so lind dein Auge mir, Op.52/8 (Liebeslieder-Walzer) Angelo, Allison, soprano; Knapp, Kathryn, mezzo; Fowler, Charles, tenor; Nedecky, Jason, baritone; Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Brahms, Johannes Daumer, Georg Friedrich
Am Donaustrande, Op.52/9 (Liebeslieder-Walzer) Angelo, Allison, soprano; Knapp, Kathryn, mezzo; Fowler, Charles, tenor; Nedecky, Jason, baritone; Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Brahms, Johannes Daumer, Georg Friedrich
Vögelein durchrauscht die Luft, Op.52/13 (Liebeslieder-Walzer) Angelo, Allison, soprano; Knapp, Kathryn, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Brahms, Johannes Daumer, Georg Friedrich
Sieh, wie ist die Welle klar, Op.52/14 (Liebeslieder-Walzer) Fowler, Charles, tenor; Nedecky, Jason, baritone; Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Brahms, Johannes Daumer, Georg Friedrich
Nachtigall, sie singt so schön, Op.52/15 (Liebeslieder-Walzer) Angelo, Allison, soprano; Knapp, Kathryn, mezzo; Fowler, Charles, tenor; Nedecky, Jason, baritone; Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Brahms, Johannes Daumer, Georg Friedrich
Ein dunkeler Schacht ist Liebe, Op.52/16 (Liebeslieder-Walzer) Angelo, Allison, soprano; Knapp, Kathryn, mezzo; Fowler, Charles, tenor; Nedecky, Jason, baritone; Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Brahms, Johannes Daumer, Georg Friedrich
Nicht wandle, mein Licht, Op.52/17 (Liebeslieder-Walzer) Fowler, Charles, tenor; Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Brahms, Johannes Daumer, Georg Friedrich
Es bebet das Gesträuche, Op.52/18 (Liebeslieder-Walzer) Angelo, Allison, soprano; Knapp, Kathryn, mezzo; Fowler, Charles, tenor; Nedecky, Jason, baritone; Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Brahms, Johannes Daumer, Georg Friedrich