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Mozart among Friends – January 15, 2006 | Walter Hall, Toronto
A celebration of Mozart's vocal and operatic music in the month of his 250th anniversary

date: January 15, 2006

Mozart’s vocal compositions are among his finest; however, his solo songs as such provide only a few examples of this.  Therefore, we enhanced our programme with church music and opera, together with music by composers (Gluck, Tchaikovsky, Grieg, Hahn) who influenced or admired him.  Our two fine Mozartian singers were joined by the University of Toronto Opera Chorus.  The concert, in the month of his birth, served to celebrate the composer’s 250th anniversary.

Song Artist Composer Poet
Das Veilchen, K476 Hatfield, Virginia, soprano; Ralls, Stephen, piano Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
Oiseaux, si tous les ans, K307 (Deux Ariettes) Ainsworth, Colin, tenor; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Ferrand, Antoine
Dans un bois solitaire, K308 (Deux Ariettes) Ainsworth, Colin, tenor; Ralls, Stephen, piano Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus La Motte, Antoine Houdar de
Als Luise die Briefe ihres ungetreuen Liebhabers verbrannte, K520 Hatfield, Virginia, soprano; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Baumberg, Gabriele von
Das Lied der Trennung, K519 Ainsworth, Colin, tenor; Ralls, Stephen, piano Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Schmidt, Klamer Eberhard Karl
Das Bandel, K441 Hatfield, Virginia, soprano; Ainsworth, Colin, tenor; Carmichael, Philip, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Fugue in C minor, K426 Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, 2 pianos Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus n/a
Quel est l’audacieux (Orphée et Eurydice) Ainsworth, Colin, tenor; University of Toronto Opera Chorus; Ubukata, Bruce, piano; Ralls, Stephen, conductor Gluck, Christoph Willibald von Moline, Pierre-Louis
Placido è il mar (Idomeneo, K366) Hatfield, Virginia, soprano; University of Toronto Opera Chorus; Ubukata, Bruce, piano; Ralls, Stephen, conductor Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Varesco, Giambattista
O voto tremendo! (Idomeneo, K366) Ainsworth, Colin, tenor; University of Toronto Opera Chorus; Ubukata, Bruce, piano; Ralls, Stephen, conductor Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Varesco, Giambattista
Laudate Dominum (Vesperae solennes de confessore, K339) Hatfield, Virginia, soprano; University of Toronto Opera Chorus; Ubukata, Bruce, piano; Ralls, Stephen, conductor Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Psalm 117
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Duo (Mozart) Hatfield, Virginia, soprano; Ainsworth, Colin, tenor; Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, 2 pianos Hahn, Reynaldo Guitry, Sacha
Etre aimé (Mozart) Hatfield, Virginia, soprano; Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, 2 pianos Hahn, Reynaldo Guitry, Sacha
Allegro (Sonata in C, K545) Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, 2 pianos Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, arr. Grieg, Edvard n/a
Night University of Toronto Opera Chorus; Ubukata, Bruce, piano; Ralls, Stephen, conductor Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich
Sehnsucht nach dem Frühlinge, K596 Hatfield, Virginia, soprano; Ralls, Stephen, piano Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Overbeck, Christian Adolf
Ave verum corpus, K618 University of Toronto Opera Chorus; Ubukata, Bruce, piano; Ralls, Stephen, conductor Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus anon.
Ah! grazie si rendano (La clemenza di Tito, K621) Ainsworth, Colin, tenor; University of Toronto Opera Chorus; Ubukata, Bruce, piano; Ralls, Stephen, conductor Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Mazzolà, Caterino
Tamino mein! O welch ein Glück (Die Zauberflöte, K620) Hatfield, Virginia, soprano; Ainsworth, Colin, tenor; Luther, Adam, tenor; Hegedus, Stephen, bass-baritone; University of Toronto Opera Chorus; Ubukata, Bruce, piano; Ralls, Stephen, conductor Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Schikaneder, Emanuel
Heil sei euch Geweihten (Die Zauberflöte, K620)   – ENCORE University of Toronto Opera Chorus; Ubukata, Bruce, piano; Ralls, Stephen, conductor Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Schikaneder, Emanuel