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Hugo Wolf and his Poets | Walter Hall, Toronto
The second of three programmes celebrating the songs of Hugo Wolf (1860-1903)

date: February 22, 2003

Our celebration of the songs of Wolf continued with a mammoth presentation beginning at 12 noon and concluding at around 6 o’clock in the evening.  Here, we specifically dealt with the three songbooks composed in the miraculous years of 1888 and 1889 and with the three poets whose works they contain:  Mörike, Eichendorff and Goethe.  The performers included a talented array of ten singers from our Young Artists series; we were delighted, also, to welcome the distinguished mezzo Catherine Robbin (in her last year as a concert performer).  Before the first songs, an introduction to the music of Wolf and the poetry of the three writers was delivered from the stage by Helmut Reichenbächer, together with the Artistic Directors.  As a final envoi, the entire company of singers performed Wolf’s choral setting of Eichendorff’s Ergebung, sung at the composer’s funeral on February 24, 1903.

 

 

Song Artist Composer Poet
Der Genesene an die Hoffnung (Mörike-Lieder) McGillivray, Peter, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Wolf, Hugo Mörike, Eduard
Der Tambour (Mörike-Lieder) Levesque, James, baritone; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Wolf, Hugo Mörike, Eduard
Nimmersatte Liebe (Mörike-Lieder) Levesque, James, baritone; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Wolf, Hugo Mörike, Eduard
Fussreise (Mörike-Lieder) Levesque, James, baritone; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Wolf, Hugo Mörike, Eduard
Gebet (Mörike-Lieder) Robbin, Catherine, mezzo; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Wolf, Hugo Mörike, Eduard
Verborgenheit (Mörike-Lieder) Robbin, Catherine, mezzo; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Wolf, Hugo Mörike, Eduard
Elfenlied (Mörike-Lieder) Ratcliffe, Glynis, soprano; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Wolf, Hugo Mörike, Eduard
Das verlassene Mägdlein (Mörike-Lieder) Ratcliffe, Glynis, soprano; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Wolf, Hugo Mörike, Eduard
Storchenbotschaft (Mörike-Lieder) Ratcliffe, Glynis, soprano; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Wolf, Hugo Mörike, Eduard
Auf ein altes Bild (Mörike-Lieder) Robbin, Catherine, mezzo; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Wolf, Hugo Mörike, Eduard
Schlafendes Jesuskind (Mörike-Lieder) Robbin, Catherine, mezzo; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Wolf, Hugo Mörike, Eduard
Peregrina I (Mörike-Lieder) Erickson, Stephen, tenor; Ralls, Stephen, piano Wolf, Hugo Mörike, Eduard
Der Feuerreiter (Mörike-Lieder) Erickson, Stephen, tenor; Ralls, Stephen, piano Wolf, Hugo Mörike, Eduard
Zur Warnung (Mörike-Lieder) Gwillim, Wayne, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Wolf, Hugo Mörike, Eduard
Bei einer Trauung (Mörike-Lieder) Gwillim, Wayne, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Wolf, Hugo Mörike, Eduard
Selbstgeständnis (Mörike-Lieder) Gwillim, Wayne, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Wolf, Hugo Mörike, Eduard
An die Geliebte (Mörike-Lieder) McGillivray, Peter, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Wolf, Hugo Mörike, Eduard
Abschied (Mörike-Lieder) McGillivray, Peter, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Wolf, Hugo Mörike, Eduard
INTERMISSION
Der Freund (Eichendorff-Lieder) Bowes, Trevor, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Wolf, Hugo Eichendorff, Joseph Freiherr von
Der Musikant (Eichendorff-Lieder) McGillivray, Peter, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Wolf, Hugo Eichendorff, Joseph Freiherr von
Das Ständchen (Eichendorff-Lieder) McGillivray, Peter, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Wolf, Hugo Eichendorff, Joseph Freiherr von
Der Soldat I (Eichendorff-Lieder) Bowes, Trevor, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Wolf, Hugo Eichendorff, Joseph Freiherr von
Die Kleine (Eichendorff-Lieder) Angelo, Allison, soprano; Ralls, Stephen, piano Wolf, Hugo Eichendorff, Joseph Freiherr von
Die Zigeunerin (Eichendorff-Lieder) Angelo, Allison, soprano; Ralls, Stephen, piano Wolf, Hugo Eichendorff, Joseph Freiherr von
Nachtzauber (Eichendorff-Lieder) Clark, Jesse, baritone; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Wolf, Hugo Eichendorff, Joseph Freiherr von
Der Glücksritter (Eichendorff-Lieder) Clark, Jesse, baritone; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Wolf, Hugo Eichendorff, Joseph Freiherr von
Heimweh (Eichendorff-Lieder) McGillivray, Peter, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Wolf, Hugo Eichendorff, Joseph Freiherr von
Der Scholar (Eichendorff-Lieder) Clark, Jesse, baritone; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Wolf, Hugo Eichendorff, Joseph Freiherr von
Seemanns Abschied (Eichendorff-Lieder) Bowes, Trevor, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Wolf, Hugo Eichendorff, Joseph Freiherr von
INTERMISSION
Wer sich der Einsamkeit ergibt (Harfenspieler-Lieder) (Goethe-Lieder) Clark, Jesse, baritone; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Wolf, Hugo Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
Mignon I (Goethe-Lieder) Robbin, Catherine, mezzo; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Wolf, Hugo Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
Mignon II (Goethe-Lieder) Robbin, Catherine, mezzo; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Wolf, Hugo Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
Mignon III (Goethe-Lieder) Robbin, Catherine, mezzo; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Wolf, Hugo Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
Philine (Goethe-Lieder) Angelo, Allison, soprano; Ralls, Stephen, piano Wolf, Hugo Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
Kennst du das Land (Goethe-Lieder) Robbin, Catherine, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen, piano Wolf, Hugo Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
Der Rattenfänger (Goethe-Lieder) McGillivray, Peter, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Wolf, Hugo Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
Epiphanias (Goethe-Lieder) Angelo, Allison, soprano; Whyte, Katherine, soprano; Black, Susan, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen, piano Wolf, Hugo Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
Die Spröde (Goethe-Lieder) Whyte, Katherine, soprano; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Wolf, Hugo Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
Die Bekehrte (Goethe-Lieder) Whyte, Katherine, soprano; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Wolf, Hugo Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
Phänomen (Goethe-Lieder) Black, Susan, mezzo; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Wolf, Hugo Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
So lang man nüchtern ist (Goethe-Lieder) McGillivray, Peter, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Wolf, Hugo Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
Grenzen der Meschheit (Goethe-Lieder) McGillivray, Peter, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Wolf, Hugo Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
Anakreons Grab (Goethe-Lieder) Robbin, Catherine, mezzo; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Wolf, Hugo Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
Ergebung Ratcliffe, Glynis / Angelo, Allison / Whyte, Katherine, sopranos; Robbin, Catherine / Black, Susan, mezzos; Erickson, Stephen, tenor; McGillivray, Peter / Levesque, James / Gwillim, Wayne / Bowes, Trevor / Clark, Jesse, baritones; Ralls, Stephen, conductor Wolf, Hugo Eichendorff, Joseph Freiherr von