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) 

Blue Skies

Singin’ in the Rain

All of Me

My Funny Valentine

Over the Rainbow

Someone to Watch Over Me

Baby, it’s Cold Outside


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)