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Young Artists Recital – December 4, 2001 | Walter Hall, Toronto
Songs by Robert Schumann

date: December 4, 2001

In this concert, featuring four fine singers from the University of Toronto’s Opera School, we programmed two large-scale song-cycles by Schumann which of necessity rarely arrive on the recital stage.  Firstly, we gave a complete performance of Myrthen, Op.25, an ingenious compilation of 26 poems from eight different poets, a cycle which can never be performed by one singer.  After the intermission came the Spanisches Liederspiel, Op.74, a delightful sequence of settings of Spanish folk poetry for one, two and four voices.

Song Artist Composer Poet
Widmung, Op.25/1 (Myrthen) Erickson, Stephen, tenor; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schumann, Robert Rückert, Friedrich
Freisinn, Op.25/2 (Myrthen) Erickson, Stephen, tenor; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schumann, Robert Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
Der Nussbaum, Op.25/3 (Myrthen) Whyte, Katherine, soprano; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schumann, Robert Mosen, Julius
Jemand, Op.25/4 (Myrthen) Latham, Megan, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schumann, Robert Burns, Robert, trans. Gerhard, Wilhelm
Sitz’ ich allein, Op.25/5 (Myrthen) McGillivray, Peter, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schumann, Robert Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
Setze mir nicht, du Grobian, Op.25/6 (Myrthen) McGillivray, Peter, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schumann, Robert Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
Die Lotosblume, Op.25/7 (Myrthen) Whyte, Katherine, soprano; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schumann, Robert Heine, Heinrich
Talismane, Op.25/8 (Myrthen) McGillivray, Peter, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schumann, Robert Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
Lied der Suleika, Op.25/9 (Myrthen) Latham, Megan, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schumann, Robert Willemer, Marianne von / Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
Die Hochländer-Witwe, Op.25/10 (Myrthen) Whyte, Katherine, soprano; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schumann, Robert Burns, Robert, trans. Gerhard, Wilhelm
Lied der Braut I, Op.25/11 (Myrthen) Latham, Megan, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schumann, Robert Rückert, Friedrich
Lied der Braut II, Op.25/12 (Myrthen) Latham, Megan, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schumann, Robert Rückert, Friedrich
Hochländers Abschied, Op.25/13 (Myrthen) Erickson, Stephen, tenor; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schumann, Robert Burns, Robert, trans. Gerhard, Wilhelm
Hochländisches Wiegenlied, Op.25/14 (Myrthen) Whyte, Katherine, soprano; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schumann, Robert Burns, Robert, trans. Gerhard, Wilhelm
Aus den ‘Hebraischen Gesängen’, Op.25/15 (Myrthen) Latham, Megan, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schumann, Robert Byron, George Gordon, Lord, trans. Körner, Julius
Rätsel, Op.25/16 (Myrthen) McGillivray, Peter, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schumann, Robert Byron, George Gordon, Lord, (attrib.), trans. Kannengiesser, Karl
Venetianisches Lied I, Op.25/17 (Myrthen) Erickson, Stephen, tenor; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schumann, Robert Moore, Thomas, trans. Freiligrath, Ferdinand
Venetianisches Lied II, Op.25/18 (Myrthen) Erickson, Stephen, tenor; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schumann, Robert Moore, Thomas, trans. Freiligrath, Ferdinand
Hauptmanns Weib, Op.25/19 (Myrthen) McGillivray, Peter, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schumann, Robert Burns, Robert, trans. Gerhard, Wilhelm
Weit, weit, Op.25/20 (Myrthen) Whyte, Katherine, soprano; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schumann, Robert Burns, Robert, trans. Gerhard, Wilhelm
Was will die einsame Träne, Op.25/21 (Myrthen) McGillivray, Peter, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schumann, Robert Heine, Heinrich
Niemand, Op.25/22 (Myrthen) McGillivray, Peter, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schumann, Robert Burns, Robert, trans. Gerhard, Wilhelm
Im Westen, Op.25/23 (Myrthen) Latham, Megan, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schumann, Robert Burns, Robert, trans. Gerhard, Wilhelm
Du bist wie eine Blume, Op.25/24 (Myrthen) Whyte, Katherine, soprano; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schumann, Robert Heine, Heinrich
Aus den ‘Östlichen Rosen’, Op.25/25 (Myrthen) McGillivray, Peter, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schumann, Robert Rückert, Friedrich
Zum Schluss, Op.25/26 (Myrthen) Erickson, Stephen, tenor; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schumann, Robert Rückert, Friedrich
INTERMISSION
Erste Begegnung, Op.74/1 (Spanisches Liederspiel) Whyte, Katherine, soprano; Latham, Megan, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schumann, Robert Vicente, Gil, trans. Geibel, Emanuel
Intermezzo, Op.74/2 (Spanisches Liederspiel) Erickson, Stephen, tenor; McGillivray, Peter, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schumann, Robert Vicente, Gil, trans. Geibel, Emanuel
Liebesgram, Op.74/3 (Spanisches Liederspiel) Whyte, Katherine, soprano; Latham, Megan, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schumann, Robert Castillejo, Cristobal de, trans. Geibel, Emanuel
In der Nacht, Op.74/4 (Spanisches Liederspiel) Whyte, Katherine, soprano; Erickson, Stephen, tenor; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schumann, Robert anon. Spanish, trans. Geibel, Emanuel
Es ist verrathen, Op.74/5 (Spanisches Liederspiel) Whyte, Katherine, soprano; Latham, Megan, mezzo; Erickson, Stephen, tenor; McGillivray, Peter, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schumann, Robert anon. Spanish, trans. Geibel, Emanuel
Melancholie, Op.74/6 (Spanisches Liederspiel) Whyte, Katherine, soprano; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schumann, Robert Sá de Miranda, Francisco de, trans. Geibel, Emanuel
Geständniss, Op.74/7 (Spanisches Liederspiel) Erickson, Stephen, tenor; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schumann, Robert Portugal, Francisco de, trans.Geibel, Emanuel
Botschaft, Op.74/8 (Spanisches Liederspiel) Whyte, Katherine, soprano; Latham, Megan, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schumann, Robert Río, Don Manuel del, trans. Geibel, Emanuel
Ich bin geliebt! Op.74/9 (Spanisches Liederspiel) Whyte, Katherine, soprano; Latham, Megan, mezzo; Erickson, Stephen, tenor; McGillivray, Peter, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schumann, Robert anon. Spanish, trans. Geibel, Emanuel