Sample Programs

Here are some selections from my repertoire grouped by theme.

THEMES

Fidelity :

Frauenlieben und Leben : Robert Schumann (25 .22)

Dein blaues Auge: Johannes Brahms (2.16)

Von ewiger Liebe : Johannes Brahms (4.28)

Au bord de l’eau : Gabriel  Gabriel Fauré(2.24)


Betrayl :

Flickan kom ifrån sin älsklings möte : Jean Sibelius (2.41) 

Die Bekehrte:  Hugo Wolf ( 3.06) 

Parto, Parto: from La Clemenza di Tito, W.A. Mozart (6.48) 

The Crucifixion: from Hermit Songs, Samuel Barber (2.15)


Programs with a Spanish flair:

El Vito: Fernando Obradors (1.33)

El paño moruno : from Siete Canciones Populares Espagnole, Manuel de Falla(1.03)

Through Gilded Trellises: from Façade, William Walton and 

texts by Edith Sitwell (3.30)

Les filles de Cadix: Leo Delibes (3.05)

Habanera: from Carmen, Bizet (4.00)

El Arreglito: the origin of Carmen’s Habanera, SebastiánYradier (3.49)

La Paloma :SebastiánYradier (4.00)                   


Horror, Halloween, Catchy tunes with dramatic theme, fun for kids

Danse macabre : Saint- Saëns (5 :00)

Erlkönig :  Franz Schubert (4.14)

Der Tod und Das Mädchen:  Franz Schubert (3.15)


American themes, living composers, Women and Exoticism:

Stars: Thomas Addison, text by Langston Hughes (3.44)

Minstrel Man: Margaret Bonds, text by Langston Hughes ,(2.13)

Some people: from Gypsy, text by Stephen Sondheim, Jule Styne (3.30)

Songs of Ancient China and Japan, Op. 10, No. 3

 Charles T. Griffes, (whole cycle: 8.13)


Individual songs from Songs of Ancient China and Japan:

Sofei Gathering Flowers (1.40)

Landscape (1.48)

The Old Temple Among the Mountains (2.35)

Tears (1.58)

A Feast of Lanterns (1.32)

Manifestations of Time: Anna Maria Manalo (3.20)

Thank you: Anna Maria Manalo (2.30)

Waiting: from the Great Gatsby, John Harbison (3.30)

Five years ago, I knew them both: from the Great Gatsby, John Harbison (4.33)

Lucius’ Song: from Julius Caesar, Marc Blitzstein (1.30)

The Rose Song: from Reuben Rueben, Marc Blitzstein (2.55)

I’m A Stranger Here Myself: from One touch of Venus, Kurt Weill (3.09)

Adieu fôrets, Oui, Dieu le veut :  from Jeanne d’Arc,by Pyotr Tchaikovsky (7.00) 

Prastiti Vy, Da, chas nastal : from Иоанна д’Арк,by Pyotr Tchaikovsky (7.00) 

Chanson d’Eve : Gabriel Fauré (25 .00)

Individual songs

Paradis : (6.53)

Prima verba : (2.25)

Roses ardentes : (1.14)

Comme Dieu rayonne : (2.03)

L’aube blanche : (1.28)

Eau vivante :(1.22)

Veilles-tu, ma senteur de soleil ?: (1.51)

Dans un parfum de roses blanches : (2.17)

Crépuscule : (2.28)

O mort, poussière d’étoiles :(2.34)


Night 

Nacht und Träume : Franz Schubert ,(3.30)

L’heure exquise : Reynaldo Hahn, (2.35)

Aprè un Rêve :  Gabriel Fauré (2.37)

Nocturne: Samuel Barber (3.15)


Songs of Longing:

Gute Nacht : from Winterreise by Franz Schubert(6.30)

Wuthering Heights: Kate Bush (4.40)

Daphne: from Façade by William Walton and texts by Edith Sitwell(2.48)  

O del mio amato ben: Donaudy (4.07)

Vissi d’arte: from Tosca, Giacomo Puccini (3.56)


Standards:

The Girl from Ipanema: Antônio Carlos Jobim and Vincius de Moraes (1.22)

Agua de Beber: Antônio Carlos Jobim and Vincius de Moraes (2.21) 


Songs of Gratitude :

Kind and Generous: Natalie Merchant (4.00)


Whimsical songs: extremely fun, adorable songs

Old Sir Faulk: from Façade, William Walton, text by Edith Sitwell (1.55)

Mausfallen Sprüchlein: Hugo Wolf, text by Morike (1.00)

Elfenlied: Hugo Wolf, text by Morike  (2.00)

The monk and his cat: from Hermit Songs, Samuel Barber, based on ancient Irish texts, (2.15)