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Young Artists Recital – December 3, 2002 | Walter Hall, Toronto
19th and 20th century songs from France, Germany and Canada

date: December 3, 2002

Our two singers were talented students in the University of Toronto’s Opera School and both had significant dramatic potential  –  indeed, they were both shortly to enter the Ensemble Studio of the Canadian Opera Company.  Their programme began with a first half of songs and duets by Brahms, Hahn and Chausson.  After intermission, we marked the 85th birthday of Canadian composer Oskar Morawetz; we were delighted that members of his family were able to attend.  As with many of his songs, the composer had chosen to set 19th century English poets (here, Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Louis Stevenson) in two fine song-cycles.  Britten’s Two Ballads ended the evening.

Song Artist Composer Poet
La Nuit, Op.11/1 Henson, Joni, soprano; Delorme, Melinda, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen, piano Chausson, Ernest Banville, Théodore de
Réveil, Op.11/2 Henson, Joni, soprano; Delorme, Melinda, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen, piano Chausson, Ernest Balzac, Honoré de
Meine Lieder, Op.106/4 Henson, Joni, soprano; Ralls, Stephen, piano Brahms, Johannes Frey, Adolf
Die Mainacht, Op.43/2 Henson, Joni, soprano; Ralls, Stephen, piano Brahms, Johannes Hölty, Ludwig
Von ewiger Liebe, Op.43/1 Henson, Joni, soprano; Ralls, Stephen, piano Brahms, Johannes Fallersleben, Hoffmann von
Meine Liebe ist grün, Op.63/5 Henson, Joni, soprano; Ralls, Stephen, piano Brahms, Johannes Schumann, Felix
A Chloris Delorme, Melinda, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen, piano Hahn, Reynaldo Viau,Théophile de
L’Enamourée Delorme, Melinda, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen, piano Hahn, Reynaldo Banville, Théodore de
Dans la nuit Delorme, Melinda, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen, piano Hahn, Reynaldo Moréas, Jean
Le Rossignol des lilas Delorme, Melinda, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen, piano Hahn, Reynaldo Dauphin, Léopold
Quand je fus pris au pavillon Delorme, Melinda, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen, piano Hahn, Reynaldo Charles d’Orléans
Les Bohémiennes Henson, Joni, soprano; Delorme, Melinda, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen, piano Brahms, Johannes, arr. Viardot, Pauline Wilder, Victor
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Sonnets from the Portuguese Henson, Joni, soprano; Ralls, Stephen, piano Morawetz, Oskar Browning, Elizabeth Barrett
From a Railway Carriage (Souvenirs from Childhood) Delorme, Melinda, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen, piano Morawetz, Oskar Stevenson, Robert Louis
The Swing (Souvenirs from Childhood) Delorme, Melinda, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen, piano Morawetz, Oskar Stevenson, Robert Louis
Escape at Bedtime (Souvenirs from Childhood) Delorme, Melinda, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen, piano Morawetz, Oskar Stevenson, Robert Louis
Foreign Children (Souvenirs from Childhood) Delorme, Melinda, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen, piano Morawetz, Oskar Stevenson, Robert Louis
Mother Comfort (Two Ballads) Henson, Joni, soprano; Delorme, Melinda, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen, piano Britten, Benjamin Slater, Montagu
Underneath the abject willow (Two Ballads) Henson, Joni, soprano; Delorme, Melinda, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen, piano Britten, Benjamin Auden, Wystan Hugh
Les Bohémiennes – ENCORE Henson, Joni, soprano; Delorme, Melinda, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen, piano Brahms, Johannes, arr. Viardot, Pauline Wilder, Victor