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Love Among the Ruins: The 15th Greta Kraus Schubertiad | Walter Hall, Toronto
Settings by Schubert of poetry on classical themes, followed by a sequence of love songs

Date: March 10, 2013

Our Greta Kraus Schubertiad (named in honour of our beloved mentor and friend) included the distinguished soprano, Monica Whicher, who sang a sequence of settings of love poems in the second half.  The concert began with two emerging stars, Isaiah Bell and Gordon Bintner, who alternated in songs on classical themes.  A centrepiece was one of Schubert’s greatest piano-duets, the Rondo in A.  Finally, all three singers joined forces in a Cantata, originally written for the birthday of Schubert’s singer-friend, Michael Vogl, but given English words (by Eric Crozier) in honour of Sir Peter Pears  –  we were very grateful to our friend, the eminent pianist and Schubert scholar Graham Johnson, for providing this version.

SONG ARTIST COMPOSER POET
Die Götter Griechenlands, D677 Bell, Isaiah, tenor; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Schubert, Franz Schiller, Friedrich von
Dithyrambe, D801 Bintner, Gordon, bass-baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schubert, Franz Schiller, Friedrich von
Die Liebesgötter, D446 Bell, Isaiah, tenor; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Schubert, Franz Uz, Johann Peter
Gruppe aus dem Tartarus, D583 Bintner, Gordon, bass-baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schubert, Franz Schiller, Friedrich von
Atys, D585 Bell, Isaiah, tenor; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schubert, Franz Mayrhofer, Johann
Lied eines Schiffers an die Dioskuren, D360 Bintner, Gordon, bass-baritone; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Schubert, Franz Mayrhofer, Johann
Der zürnenden Diana, D707 Bintner, Gordon, bass-baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schubert, Franz Mayrhofer, Johann
Ganymed, D544 Bell, Isaiah, tenor; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schubert, Franz Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
An die Leier, D737 Bintner, Gordon, bass-baritone; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Schubert, Franz Bruchmann, Franz von
Der Musensohn, D764 Bell, Isaiah, tenor; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schubert, Franz Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
Rondo in A, D951 Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Schubert, Franz n/a
INTERMISSION
Erster Verlust, D226 Whicher, Monica, soprano; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schubert, Franz Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
Lachen und Weinen, D777 Whicher, Monica, soprano; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schubert, Franz Rückert, Friedrich
Rastlose Liebe, D138 Whicher, Monica, soprano; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schubert, Franz Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
Liebhaber in allen Gestalten, D558 Whicher, Monica, soprano; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Schubert, Franz Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
Nachtviolen, D752 Whicher, Monica, soprano; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Schubert, Franz Mayrhofer, Johann
Die Liebe hat gelogen, D751 Whicher, Monica, soprano; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Schubert, Franz Platen, August von
Gretchen am Spinnrade, D118 Whicher, Monica, soprano; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schubert, Franz Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
Die Liebe (Klärchens Lied), D210 Whicher, Monica, soprano; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schubert, Franz Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
Cantata for the birthday of a singer, D666 Whicher, Monica, soprano; Bell, Isaiah, tenor; Bintner, Gordon, bass-baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schubert, Franz Crozier, Eric
Trinklied, D888 –   ENCORE Whicher, Monica, soprano; Bell, Isaiah, tenor; Bintner, Gordon, bass-baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schubert, Franz Shakespeare, William