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Young Artists Recital: Two Musical Girls and their Composer Friends | Walter Hall, Toronto
Music written in the 1870s for the two daughters of Pauline Viardot, together with other music by the Parisian composers concerned.

date: February 1, 2005

One of the most famous of French singers in the 19th century was Pauline Viardot (née García).  In the 1870s she presided over an artistic salon, where her own songs and those of her friends (Gounod, Saint-Saëns, Fauré and others) were performed by herself and her two daughters, Claudie and Marianne.  On March 6, 1994, we introduced an entire Sunday afternoon programme devoted to Viardot’s life; this Young Artists Recital focussed on one aspect of the story, namely, the passion of Gabriel Fauré for Marianne Viardot.  The tempestuous relationship was shortlived, but its echoes can be heard in the composer’s music from that time.

Song Artist Composer Poet
L’Arithmétique Albino, Laura, soprano; Gawrachynsky, Tyrsa, soprano; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Gounod, Charles Turpin, Charles
O ma belle rebelle! Estabrooks, Jonathan, baritone; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Gounod, Charles Baïf, Jean-Antoine de
Chanson de printemps Estabrooks, Jonathan, baritone; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Gounod, Charles Tourneux, Eugène
Ce que je suis sans toi Estabrooks, Jonathan, baritone; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Gounod, Charles Peyre, Louis de
Barcarola Gawrachynsky, Tyrsa, soprano; Estabrooks, Jonathan, baritone; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Gounod, Charles Zaffira, Giuseppe
Tes yeux Albino, Laura, soprano; Gawrachynsky, Tyrsa, soprano; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Schubert, Franz, arr. Viardot, Pauline Pomey, Louis
La Marquise Gawrachynsky, Tyrsa, soprano; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Viardot, Pauline Vaucaire, Maurice
Ici-bas tous les lilas meurent Gawrachynsky, Tyrsa, soprano; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Viardot, Pauline Sully Prudhomme, René-François Armand
Les Filles de Cadix Gawrachynsky, Tyrsa, soprano; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Viardot, Pauline Musset, Alfred de
Pastorale Albino, Laura, soprano; Estabrooks, Jonathan, baritone; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Saint-Saëns, Camille Destouches, Néricault
Rêverie Albino, Laura, soprano; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Saint-Saëns, Camille Hugo, Victor
Soirée en mer Albino, Laura, soprano; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Saint-Saëns, Camille Hugo, Victor
La Cloche Albino, Laura, soprano; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Saint-Saëns, Camille Hugo, Victor
El desdichado (Boléro) Albino, Laura, soprano; Gawrachynsky, Tyrsa, soprano; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Saint-Saëns, Camille anon.
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Le Papillon et la fleur, Op.1/1 Gawrachynsky, Tyrsa, soprano; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Fauré, Gabriel Hugo, Victor
Rêve d’amour, Op. 5/2 Gawrachynsky, Tyrsa, soprano; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Fauré, Gabriel Hugo, Victor
Après un rêve, Op. 7/1 Gawrachynsky, Tyrsa, soprano; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Fauré, Gabriel Bussine, Romain
Mai, Op. 1/2 Estabrooks, Jonathan, baritone; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Fauré, Gabriel Hugo, Victor
Les Matelots, Op. 2/2 Estabrooks, Jonathan, baritone; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Fauré, Gabriel Gautier, Théophile
Lydia, Op. 4/2 Estabrooks, Jonathan, baritone; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Fauré, Gabriel Leconte de Lisle, Charles-Marie-René
Puisqu’ici-bas toute âme, Op.10/1 Albino, Laura, soprano; Gawrachynsky, Tyrsa, soprano; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Fauré, Gabriel Hugo, Victor
Dans les ruines d’une abbaye, Op. 2/1 Albino, Laura, soprano; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Fauré, Gabriel Hugo, Victor
Chanson du pêcheur, Op. 4/1 Albino, Laura, soprano; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Fauré, Gabriel Gautier, Théophile
Au bord de l’eau, Op. 8/1 Albino, Laura, soprano; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Fauré, Gabriel Sully-Prudhomme, René-François-Armand
Rencontre, Op.21/1 (Poème d’un jour) Estabrooks, Jonathan, baritone; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Fauré, Gabriel Grandmougin, Charles Jean
Toujours, Op.21/2 (Poème d’un jour) Estabrooks, Jonathan, baritone; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Fauré, Gabriel Grandmougin, Charles Jean
Adieu, Op.21/3 (Poème d’un jour) Estabrooks, Jonathan, baritone; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Fauré, Gabriel Grandmougin, Charles Jean
Tarentelle, Op. 10/2 Albino, Laura, soprano; Gawrachynsky, Tyrsa, soprano; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Fauré, Gabriel Monnier, Marc