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Discovery Series: A Night in Spain | Walter Hall, Toronto
Songs of Spain, by French, German, English - even Spanish - composers

date: February 10, 2010

The second concert in this season’s Discovery Series consisted of songs by a variety of composers in several different languages, evoking the atmosphere of Spain.  2010 being the 200th anniversary of Robert Schumann’s birth, a complete performance of his Spanische Liebeslieder was included, for which Bruce Ubukata joined Stephen Ralls in the piano-duet accompaniment.

SONG ARTIST COMPOSER POET
Callejeo (Colección de Tonadillas) Huang, Erica Iris, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen, piano Granados, Enrique Periquet, Fernando
La maja dolorosa (Colección de Tonadillas) Huang, Erica Iris, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen, piano Granados, Enrique Periquet, Fernando
El majo timido (Colección de Tonadillas) Huang, Erica Iris, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen, piano Granados, Enrique Periquet, Fernando
El majo discreto (Colección de Tonadillas) Huang, Erica Iris, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen, piano Granados, Enrique Periquet, Fernando
Guitare Enns, Christopher, tenor; Ralls, Stephen, piano Lalo, Eduard Hugo, Victor
Séguidille Ansell, Johane, soprano; Ralls, Stephen, piano Falla, Manuel de Gautier, Théophile
Chanson romanesque (Don Quichotte à Dulcinée) Baldwin, James, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Ravel, Maurice Morand, Paul
Chanson épique (Don Quichotte à Dulcinée) Baldwin, James, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Ravel, Maurice Morand, Paul
Chanson à boire (Don Quichotte à Dulcinée) Baldwin, James, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Ravel, Maurice Morand, Paul
Prelude (in Bolero tempo), Op.138/1 (Spanische Liebeslieder) Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Schumann, Robert n/a
Tief im Herzen trag’ ich Pein, Op.138/2 (Spanische Liebeslieder) Ansell, Johane, soprano; Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Schumann, Robert Camõens, Luiz Vaz de, trans. Geibel, Emanuel
O wie lieblich ist das Mädchen, Op.138/3 (Spanische Liebeslieder) Enns, Christopher, tenor; Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Schumann, Robert Vicente, Gil, trans. Geibel, Emanuel
Bedeckt mich mit Blumen, Op.138/4 (Spanische Liebeslieder) Ansell, Johane, soprano; Huang, Erica Iris, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Schumann, Robert Doceo, María, trans. Geibel, Emanuel
Flutenreicher Ebro: Romanze, Op.138/5 (Spanische Liebeslieder) Baldwin, James, baritone; Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Schumann, Robert anon. Spanish, trans. Geibel, Emanuel
Intermezzo: Nationaltanz, Op.138/6 (Spanische Liebeslieder) Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Schumann, Robert n/a
Weh, wie zornig ist das Mädchen, Op.138/7 (Spanische Liebeslieder) Enns, Christopher, tenor; Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Schumann, Robert Vicente, Gil, trans. Geibel, Emanuel
Hoch, hoch sind die Berge, Op.138/8 (Spanische Liebeslieder) Huang, Erica Iris, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Schumann, Robert Padilla, Pedro de, trans. Geibel, Emanuel
Blaue Augen hat das Mädchen, Op.138/9 (Spanische Liebeslieder) Enns, Christopher, tenor; Baldwin, James, baritone; Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Schumann, Robert anon. Spanish, trans. Geibel, Emanuel
Dunkler Lichtglanz, blinder Blick, Op.138/10 (Spanische Liebeslieder) Ansell, Johane, soprano; Huang, Erica Iris, mezzo; Enns, Christopher, tenor; Baldwin, James, baritone; Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Schumann, Robert Cota de Maguaque, Rodrigo, trans. Geibel, Emanuel
INTERMISSION
Der Hidalgo, Op.30/3 Enns, Christopher, tenor; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schumann, Robert Geibel, Emanuel
Spanisches Lied, Op.6/1 Huang, Erica Iris, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen, piano Brahms, Johannes anon. Spanish, trans. Heyse, Paul
In dem Schatten meiner Locken (Spanisches Liederbuch) Ansell, Johane, soprano; Ralls, Stephen, piano Wolf, Hugo anon. Spanish, trans. Heyse, Paul
Bedeckt mich mit Blumen (Spanisches Liederbuch) Ansell, Johane, soprano; Ralls, Stephen, piano Wolf, Hugo Doceo, María, trans. Geibel, Emanuel
Auf dem grünen Balkon (Spanisches Liederbuch) Enns, Christopher, tenor; Ralls, Stephen, piano Wolf, Hugo anon. Spanish, trans. Heyse, Paul
Don Juan’s Serenade, Op.38/1 Baldwin, James, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich Tolstoy, Alexey
Through gilded trellises Ansell, Johane, soprano; Ralls, Stephen, piano Walton, Sir William Sitwell, Dame Edith
The Spanish Lady Enns, Christopher, tenor; Ralls, Stephen, piano Irish folksong, arr. Hughes, Herbert anon.
España   – ENCORE Ansell, Johane, soprano; Huang, Erica Iris, mezzo; Enns, Christopher, tenor; Baldwin, James, baritone; Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Chabrier, Emmanuel Adenis, Eugène