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Discovery Series: Cycles of Love | Walter Hall, Toronto
Song-cycles depicting love in many aspects

date: February 10, 2009

This concert in our Discovery Series presented five young artists in a series of song-cycles  –  French, German and Italian  –  as an early celebration of Valentine’s Day.  The entire second half was a rare performance of Schumann’s cycle for four voices, Minnespiel, to poems by Friedrich Rückert.  Mia Harris being a little indisposed, we were grateful to Erica Iris Huang for stepping in at short notice in the ensemble items.

SONG ARTIST COMPOSER POET
Madrigal, Op.35 Marchant, Catherine, soprano; Huang, Erica Iris, mezzo; Jang, Patrick, tenor; Spanu, Giovanni, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Fauré, Gabriel Silvestre, Armand
An die ferne Geliebte, Op.98 Spanu, Giovanni, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Beethoven, Ludwig van Jeitteles, Aloys
Anzoleta avanti la regata (La regata veneziana: Péchés de vieillesse) Harris, Mia, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen, piano Rossini, Gioachino Piave, Francesco Maria
Anzoleta co passa la regata (La regata veneziana: Péchés de vieillesse) Harris, Mia, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen, piano Rossini, Gioachino Piave, Francesco Maria
Anzoleta dopo la regata (La regata veneziana: Péchés de vieillesse) Harris, Mia, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen, piano Rossini, Gioachino Piave, Francesco Maria
Rencontre, Op.21/1 (Poème d’un jour) Jang, Patrick, tenor; Ralls, Stephen, piano Fauré, Gabriel Grandmougin, Charles
Toujours, Op.21/2 (Poème d’un jour) Jang, Patrick, tenor; Ralls, Stephen, piano Fauré, Gabriel Grandmougin, Charles
Adieu, Op.21/3 (Poème d’un jour) Jang, Patrick, tenor; Ralls, Stephen, piano Fauré, Gabriel Grandmougin, Charles
La Dame d’André (Fiançailles pour rire) Marchant, Catherine, soprano; Ralls, Stephen, piano Poulenc, Francis Vilmorin, Louise de
Dans l’herbe (Fiançailles pour rire) Marchant, Catherine, soprano; Ralls, Stephen, piano Poulenc, Francis Vilmorin, Louise de
Il vole (Fiançailles pour rire) Marchant, Catherine, soprano; Ralls, Stephen, piano Poulenc, Francis Vilmorin, Louise de
Mon cadavre est doux comme un gant (Fiançailles pour rire) Marchant, Catherine, soprano; Ralls, Stephen, piano Poulenc, Francis Vilmorin, Louise de
Violon (Fiançailles pour rire) Marchant, Catherine, soprano; Ralls, Stephen, piano Poulenc, Francis Vilmorin, Louise de
Fleurs (Fiançailles pour rire) Marchant, Catherine, soprano; Ralls, Stephen, piano Poulenc, Francis Vilmorin, Louise de
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Meine Töne still und heiter, Op.101/1 (Minnespiel) Jang, Patrick, tenor; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schumann, Robert Rückert, Friedrich
Liebster, deine Wörter stehlen, Op.101/2 (Minnespiel) Marchant, Catherine, soprano; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schumann, Robert Rückert, Friedrich
Ich bin dein Baum, Op.101/3 (Minnespiel) Huang, Erica Iris, mezzo; Spanu, Giovanni, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schumann, Robert Rückert, Friedrich
Mein schöner Stern, Op.101/4 (Minnespiel) Jang, Patrick, tenor; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schumann, Robert Rückert, Friedrich
Schön ist das Fest des Lenzes, Op.101/5 (Minnespiel) Marchant, Catherine, soprano; Huang, Erica Iris, mezzo; Jang, Patrick, tenor; Spanu, Giovanni, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schumann, Robert Rückert, Friedrich
O Freund, mein Schirm, mein Schutz, Op.101/6 (Minnespiel) Huang, Erica Iris, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schumann, Robert Rückert, Friedrich
Die tausend Grüsse, Op.101/7 (Minnespiel) Marchant, Catherine, soprano; Jang, Patrick, tenor; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schumann, Robert Rückert, Friedrich
So war die Sonne scheinet, Op.101/8 (Minnespiel) Marchant, Catherine, soprano; Huang, Erica Iris, mezzo; Jang, Patrick, tenor; Spanu, Giovanni, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schumann, Robert Rückert, Friedrich
Pavane, Op.50 – ENCORE Marchant, Catherine, soprano; Huang, Erica Iris, mezzo; Jang, Patrick, tenor; Spanu, Giovanni, baritone; Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Fauré, Gabriel Montesquiou, Robert de