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Schubert and the Esterházys: the 14th Greta Kraus Schubertiad | Walter Hall, Toronto
Music written by Schubert while in the employ of the Esterházy family at Zselíz during the summers of 1818 and 1824

date: March 18, 2012

Our Greta Kraus Schubertiad (named in honour of our beloved mentor and friend) focussed on the time which the composer spent in the employ of the aristocratic Esterházy family at their summer residence east of Vienna.  The first half included songs mostly written in 1818, some in 1824; the second half began with Gebet, an extended part-song written for the family to perform, and concluded with the Fantasie in F minor, dedicated to the daughter of the family, Countess Caroline von Esterházy

SONG ARTIST COMPOSER POET
Marche militaire in D, D733/1 Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Schubert, Franz n/a
Der Blumenbrief, D622 Thomson, Graham, tenor; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Schubert, Franz Schreiber, Aloys Wilhelm
An den Mond in eine Herbstnacht, D614 Bradley, Leslie Ann, soprano; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schubert, Franz Schreiber, Aloys Wilhelm
Das Marienbild, D623 Huang, Erica Iris, mezzo; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Schubert, Franz Schreiber, Aloys Wilhelm
Das Abendrot, D627 Sirett, Geoffrey, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schubert, Franz Schreiber, Aloys Wilhelm
Die Blumensprache, D519 Thomson, Graham, tenor; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Schubert, Franz Platner, Anton ?
Sehnsucht, D516 Bradley, Leslie Ann, soprano; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schubert, Franz Mayrhofer, Johann
Der Schiffer, D536 Sirett, Geoffrey, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schubert, Franz Mayrhofer, Johann
Auf dem Wasser zu singen, D774 Huang, Erica Iris, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schubert, Franz Stolberg, Friedrich Leopold, Graf zu Stolberg-
Am Strome, D539 Thomson, Graham, tenor; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Schubert, Franz Mayrhofer, Johann
Erlafsee, D586 Bradley, Leslie Ann, soprano; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Schubert, Franz Mayrhofer, Johann
Gondelfahrer, D808 Huang, Erica Iris, mezzo; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Schubert, Franz Mayrhofer, Johann
Im Walde, D708 Sirett, Geoffrey, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schubert, Franz Schlegel, Friedrich von
Wandrers Nachtlied (Über allen Gipfeln), D768 Thomson, Graham, tenor; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schubert, Franz Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
INTERMISSION
Gebet, D815 Bradley, Leslie Ann, soprano; Huang, Erica Iris, mezzo; Thomson, Graham, tenor; Sirett, Geoffrey, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schubert, Franz Fouqué, Friedrich de la Motte
Fantasie, D940 Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Schubert, Franz n/a
Die Geselligkeit, D609 – ENCORE Bradley, Leslie Ann, soprano; Huang, Erica Iris, mezzo; Thomson, Graham, tenor; Sirett, Geoffrey, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schubert, Franz Unger, Johann Karl