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Young Artists Recital – February 3, 2004 | Walter Hall, Toronto
A first half of solo songs, followed by Brahms's popular cycle as the second half

date: February 3, 2004

Four distinguished participants in the University of Toronto’s Opera School presented four groups of songs, all composed within the first decade of the 20th century  –  strictly speaking, between 1899 (the Elgar cycle) and 1910 (Debussy’s songs).  Late Romantic fervour took very different forms!  As a second half, Brahms’s Liebeslieder-Walzer were performed in an unusual order which accorded with the composer’s original intentions (and not the publisher’s).

Song Artist Composer Poet
Auprès de cette grotte sombre (Le Promenoir des deux amants) Nedecky, Jason, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Debussy, Claude Tristan l’Hermite
Crois mon conseil, chère Climène (Le Promenoir des deux amants) Nedecky, Jason, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Debussy, Claude Tristan l’Hermite
Je tremble en voyant ton visage (Le Promenoir des deux amants) Nedecky, Jason, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Debussy, Claude Tristan l’Hermite
Pierrot Dandy Angelo, Allison, soprano; Ralls, Stephen, piano Marx, Joseph Giraud, Albert, trans. Hartleben, Otto Erich
Kolumbine Angelo, Allison, soprano; Ralls, Stephen, piano Marx, Joseph Giraud, Albert, trans. Hartleben, Otto Erich
Valse de Chopin Angelo, Allison, soprano; Ralls, Stephen, piano Marx, Joseph Giraud, Albert, trans. Hartleben, Otto Erich
Flickan kam ifran sin älsklings möte, Op.37/5 McBride, Michael, tenor; Ralls, Stephen, piano Sibelius, Jean Runeberg, Johan Ludvig
Sav, sav, susa, Op.36/4 McBride, Michael, tenor; Ralls, Stephen, piano Sibelius, Jean Fröding, Gustaf
Svarta rosor, Op.36/1 McBride, Michael, tenor; Ralls, Stephen, piano Sibelius, Jean Josephson, Ernst
Sea Slumber-Song, Op.37/1 (Sea Pictures) Knapp, Kathryn, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen, piano Elgar, Sir Edward Noel, Roden Berkeley Wriothesley
Where corals lie, Op.37/4 (Sea Pictures) Knapp, Kathryn, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen, piano Elgar, Sir Edward Garnett, Richard
Sabbath Morning at Sea, Op.37/3 (Sea Pictures) Knapp, Kathryn, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen, piano Elgar, Sir Edward Browning, Elizabeth Barrett
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Rede, Mädchen, allzu liebes, Op.52/1 (Liebeslieder-Walzer) Angelo, Allison, soprano; Knapp, Kathryn, mezzo; McBride, Michael, tenor; Nedecky, Jason, baritone; Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Brahms, Johannes Daumer, Georg Friedrich
Am Gesteine rauscht die Flut, Op.52/2 (Liebeslieder-Walzer) Angelo, Allison, soprano; Knapp, Kathryn, mezzo; McBride, Michael, tenor; Nedecky, Jason, baritone; Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Brahms, Johannes Daumer, Georg Friedrich
O die Frauen, Op.52/3 (Liebeslieder-Walzer) McBride, Michael, tenor; Nedecky, Jason, baritone; Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Brahms, Johannes Daumer, Georg Friedrich
Wie des Abends schöne Röte, Op.52/4 (Liebeslieder-Walzer) Angelo, Allison, soprano; Knapp, Kathryn, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Brahms, Johannes Daumer, Georg Friedrich
Die grüne Hopfenranke, Op.52/5 (Liebeslieder-Walzer) Angelo, Allison, soprano; Knapp, Kathryn, mezzo; McBride, Michael, tenor; Nedecky, Jason, baritone; Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Brahms, Johannes Daumer, Georg Friedrich
Ein kleiner, hübscher Vogel, Op.52/6 (Liebeslieder-Walzer) Angelo, Allison, soprano; Knapp, Kathryn, mezzo; McBride, Michael, tenor; Nedecky, Jason, baritone; Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Brahms, Johannes Daumer, Georg Friedrich
O wie sanft die Quelle sich, Op.52/10 (Liebeslieder-Walzer) Angelo, Allison, soprano; Knapp, Kathryn, mezzo; McBride, Michael, tenor; Nedecky, Jason, baritone; Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Brahms, Johannes Daumer, Georg Friedrich
Nein, es ist nicht auszukommen, Op.52/11 (Liebeslieder-Walzer) Angelo, Allison, soprano; Knapp, Kathryn, mezzo; McBride, Michael, tenor; Nedecky, Jason, baritone; Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Brahms, Johannes Daumer, Georg Friedrich
Schlosser auf, Op.52/12 (Liebeslieder-Walzer) Angelo, Allison, soprano; Knapp, Kathryn, mezzo; McBride, Michael, tenor; Nedecky, Jason, baritone; Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Brahms, Johannes Daumer, Georg Friedrich
Wohl schön bewandt, Op.52/7 (Liebeslieder-Walzer) Knapp, Kathryn; Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Brahms, Johannes Daumer, Georg Friedrich
Wenn so lind dein Auge mir, Op.52/8 (Liebeslieder-Walzer) Angelo, Allison, soprano; Knapp, Kathryn, mezzo; McBride, Michael, tenor; Nedecky, Jason, baritone; Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Brahms, Johannes Daumer, Georg Friedrich
Am Donaustrande, Op.52/9 (Liebeslieder-Walzer) Angelo, Allison, soprano; Knapp, Kathryn, mezzo; McBride, Michael, tenor; Nedecky, Jason, baritone; Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Brahms, Johannes Daumer, Georg Friedrich
Vögelein durchrauscht die Luft, Op.52/13 (Liebeslieder-Walzer) Angelo, Allison, soprano; Knapp, Kathryn, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Brahms, Johannes Daumer, Georg Friedrich
Sieh, wie ist die Welle klar, Op.52/14 (Liebeslieder-Walzer) McBride, Michael, tenor; Nedecky, Jason, baritone; Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Brahms, Johannes Daumer, Georg Friedrich
Nachtigall, sie singt so schön, Op.52/15 (Liebeslieder-Walzer) Angelo, Allison, soprano; Knapp, Kathryn, mezzo; McBride, Michael, tenor; Nedecky, Jason, baritone; Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Brahms, Johannes Daumer, Georg Friedrich
Ein dunkeler Schacht ist Liebe, Op.52/16 (Liebeslieder-Walzer) Angelo, Allison, soprano; Knapp, Kathryn, mezzo; McBride, Michael, tenor; Nedecky, Jason, baritone; Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Brahms, Johannes Daumer, Georg Friedrich
Nicht wandle, mein Licht, Op.52/17 (Liebeslieder-Walzer) McBride, Michael, tenor; Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Brahms, Johannes Daumer, Georg Friedrich
Es bebet das Gesträuche, Op.52/18 (Liebeslieder-Walzer) Angelo, Allison, soprano; Knapp, Kathryn, mezzo; McBride, Michael, tenor; Nedecky, Jason, baritone; Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Brahms, Johannes Daumer, Georg Friedrich