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Gerald Finley & Julius Drake

Canadian baritone Gerald Finley is joined by collaborative pianist Julius Drake in a stunning program of Germanic and Russian art song. The first half focuses on Beethoven and Schubert settings of Goethe, including Schubert's breakout version of "Erlkönig." The second half features songs and romances of Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff--literature that displays the beautiful traditions of Russian songwriting. The program concludes with a selection of folk songs.


Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Goethe Lieder, selections: (0:35)
"Neue Liebe, neues Leben," op. 75/2 (1809) (0:35)
"Wonne der Wehmut," op. 83/1 (1810) (4:10)
"Mit einem gemalten Band," op. 83/3 (1810) (7:10)
"Aus Goethe's Faust," op. 75/3 (1809) (9:30).

Comments by Julius Drake and Gerald Finley (12:05).

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Goethe Lieder, selections: "Prometheus," D.674 (1819) (15:40)
"Geistes-Gruss," D.142f (1815-16, 1828) (22:10)
"An den Mond," D.259 (1815) (24:45)
"Rastlose Liebe," D.138b (1815, 1821) (28:15)
"An Schwager Kronos," D.369 (1816) (29:35)
"Schäfers Klagelied," D.121a (1814) (33:00)
"Wandrers Nachtlied II," D.768 (1824) (37:05)
"Erlkonig," D.328d, op. 1 (1815) (39:50).


Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
Selected Romances (44:55)
"Don Juan's Serenade,"["Gàsnut dàl nej Al'pukhàrry"] op. 38/1 (1878) (45:00)
"Amid the din of the ball," ["Sret' shùmnava bàla"] op. 38/3 (1878) (48:10)
"None but the lonely heart," ["Net, tòl'ka tòt, kto znàl"] op. 6/6 (1869) (50:55)
"As over darkly glowing embers," ["Kak nad garjàcheju zalòj"] op. 25/2 (1875) (54:05).

Comments by Gerald Finley (56:05).

Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)
Selected Romances: "Oh no, I beg you, do not leave!"["O, nèt, maljù, ne ukhadì"] op. 4/1 (1892) (59:10)
"In the silence of the secret night," ["O, dòlga bùdu jà, v malchàn'ji n??chi tàjnaj"] op. 4/3 (1893) (1:00:50)
"Fate," ["S svajèj pakhòdmaju kljukòj"] op. 21/1 (1902) (1:04:00)
"On the death of a siskin," ["F sjèm gròbe vèrnyj chìzhyk mòj!"] op. 21/8 (1902) (1:10:55)
"Christ is risen," ["Khristòs vaskrès!"] op. 26/6 (1906) (1:13:40)
"Spring waters," ["Jeshchò f paljàkh belèjet snèk"] op. 14/11 (1896) (1:16:35).

Introduction to final four songs, by Gerald Finley (1:19:00).

Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936)
"My Heart's in the Highlands" (1924) (1:20:10).

Encore (1:24:06). Haydn Wood (1882-1959): "Roses of Picardy" (1916) (1:25:16).

Event Date
April 25, 2018
Running Time
1 hours 29 minutes 50 seconds
Online Format
Original Format
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