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UMS Concert Program, February 12, 1930: Choral Union Concert Series -- Elisabeth Rethberg

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Day
12
Month
February
Year
1930
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Season: 1929-1930
Concert: Ninth
Complete Series: 1804
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOC1ETY
CHARLES A. S1NK. PRESIDENT EARL V. MOORE. MUSICAL DIRECTOR
Ninth Concert 1920-1030 Complete Series 1804
Fiftg-First Annuál
Choral Union Concert Series
HILL AUDITORIUM. ANN ARBOR. MICHIGAN
ELISABETH RETHBERG, Soprano VIOLA PETERS, at the Piano
Wednesday Evening, February 12.1030, at 8:15 PROGRAM
Aria, "Deh vieni, non tardar" from "Marriage of Fígaro"................Mozart
Hallelujah ........................................................ Mozart
A Chloris ..................................................Reynaldo Hahn
Le Papillon .....................................................Fourdrain
Aria, "Jewel Song" from "Faust".....................................Gounod
O KuEhler Wald...................................................Brahms
Botschaft ...........................................................Brahms
Auf Fluegeln des Gesanges....................................Mendclssohn
GrETchen am Spinnrad............................................Schubert
INTERMISSION
Phillis Has Such Charming Graces..........................Oíd English
By a Lonely Forest Pathway......................................Griffes
An Old Song.............................................Annabel Buchanan
A Spring Fancy..................................................Densmore
Aria, "Vissi d'arte" from "Tosca"...................................Puccini
Concert Management: Evans & Salter Víctor Records Steinway Piano
O=----------------1&$) ARS LONGA VITA BREVIS
ARIA, "Deh vieni, non tardar"
from "Marriage of Fígaro"..Mosart Ah, why so long delay speed, speed
thee hither! While you're away, all nature seems to
wither. Tho' bright the moon, and bright the
stars are glowing, Deeper around the wood its shade is
throwing.
In ev'ry gentle murmur of the river, In the rustüng reeds that near it quiver, A voice to love invites, the bosom filling With love alone, all other passions
stilling; Come then, my dearest,--the hours are
quickly flying! Come, my dearest, come, then, my
dearest;
Let me with roses bind now your head, Let me now with roses bind your head, Let me with roses bind now your head.
HALLELUJAH ..............Mosart
Hallelujah: A paean of rejoicing.
A CHLORIS .........Reynaldo Hahn
S'il est vrai, Chloris, que tu m'aimes,
mais j'entends que tu m'aimes bien,
je ne crois pas que les rois mémes
ont un bonheur pareil au mien;
que les dieux seraient importunes
de venir changer la fortune
de la felicité des cieux:
tout ce qu'on dit de l'ambroisie
ne touche point la fantaisie
au prix des graces de tes yeux.
LE PAPILLON ............Fourdrain
Gay, golden butterfly, flying about so delicately and carefree, how like my little sweetheart are you! She, also frivolous and light-hearted, chats with me now. But, ah, when spring comes, she, forgetting all our vows of love, wilí flutter away to someone else!
ARIA, "Jewel Song" from
"Faust" .................... Gounod
Oh, heaven! what jewels!
Can I be dreaming
Or am I really awake
Ne'er have I seen such costly things
before!
I should just like to see How they'd look upon me Those brightly sparkling ear-drops! Ah! at the bottom of the casket is a
glass;
I there can see myself! But am I uot becoming vain Ah! I laugh, as I pass, to look into a
glass;
Is it truly Marguerite, then Is it you
Tell me truel
No, no, no, 'tis not you!
No, no, that bright face there reflected
Must belong to a queen!
It reflects some fair queen, whom I greet
as I pass her. Ah! could he see me now, Here, deck'd like this, I vow, He stirely would mistake me, And for noble lady take me! I'll try on the rest-The necklace and the bracelets I fain would try! Heavens! 'Tis like a hand That on mine arm doth rest! Ah! I laugh, as I pass, to look into a
glass;
Is it truly Marguerite, then Is it you Tell me true! No, no, no 'tis not you! No, no, that bright face there reflected Must belong to a queen! It reflects some fair queen, whom I
greet as I pass her. Ah! could he see me now, Here, deck'd like this, I vow, He surely would mistake me. And for noble lady take me!
O KUEHLER WALD ........Brahms
O forest cool, where soughest thou To mark my dear one's way O echo soft, where dost thou list To understand my lay Deep in my heart the forest soughs, To mark my dear one's way, In sorrow sleeps the echo soft For vanished is my lay.
BOTSCHAFT ................Brahms
Breeze, thy kindly breath impresses Her soft cheek, and thy caresses Play right gently with her tresses. Hurry not so soon away.
If mayhap she seek thy mission, How 'tis with this outcast faring,
Say--Right deep was his despairing, Most forlorn was his condition, But since thou, sweet one, doth deign Thus to think of him again, He will live yet many a day.
AUF FLUEGELN DES
GESANGES ...........Mendelssohn
On songs like pinions ranges
My airy flight with thee.
Henee, to the banks of the Ganges
My loved one, oh come with me!
A garden we'll seek that's perfuming
The tranquil midnight air.
The lotus flowers brightly blooming
Await a sister there.
Each violet peeps from its dwelling, To gaze at the bright stars above. Roses each other are telling Wild legends of fairy and love. The tumbling leaves scarcely brushing Gazelles pause to list to each word. While in the distance rushing The sacred stream is heard.
Beneath the tall palm-trees sinking There we'll gently rest, From love's puré fountain drinking We'll dream the dreams of the blessed.
GRETCHEN AM SPINNRAD .... .................... Frans Schubert
Gretchen sitting at the spinning wheel sings of her Iong love, how she cannot live separated from her beloved. She recalls his smile, his splendid figure, his beautiful eyes, his magic words and fervent kiss. She is ready to give her all and she knows that she cannot hold him forever. Therefore, she wishes him to be once more near her, that she may breathe her last in his arrns. Without hope, in despair, she continúes to spin and sings of her lost peace of mind and her great sadness.
PHILLIS HAS SUCH CHARMING GRACES ..........Oíd English
Phillis has such charming gracae, beauty
triumphs in her eye; If not for me her caresses, I must love
her though I die. Phillis has such charming graces, for her
smile I pine and sigh. Lovely Phillis, thou fair destróyer, ease
my troubled, lovesick mind, Smile upon a hopeless lover, cease to
charm or else be kind. Phillis has such charming graces, I must
love her though I die. I must love her though I die.
BY A LONELY FOREST PATHWAY ............Charles T. Griffes
By a lonely forest pathway I am fain at
eve to flee To the dreary rushy beaches, Dearest,
there to dream of thee! And I watch the woods grow darker, Hear the reeds' mysterious sighs, Hear them whisp'ring and complaining, Till my tears, my tears arise. And I fancy 'tis the accents Of thy voice that round me play, Till the music of thy singing On the waters dies away.
AN" OLD SONG ..................
...........Annabel Morris Buchanan
Low blowing winds from out a midnights sky,
The falling embers and a kettle's croon-These tliree, but oh what sweeter
lullaby
Ever awoke beneath the winter's rnoon. We know of none the sweeter, you and I, And oft we've heard together that oíd
tune-Low blowing winds from out a midnight
sky, The falling embers and a kettle's croon.
A SPRING FANCY ........Densmorc
Spring-time, and sunshine,
And blossom-time again; Bud-time and bird-time,
And April rain. Daffodils, violéis,
And blue bird's feather. Sun and shower, cloudy hour,
And fitful weather. Lassies and laddies dancing in a ring,
Hearts are gay, Hear them say, "Tra-la-la-la,
'Tis spring!" Fairy dancing, heart entrancing,
All the world's a-Maying! Voices singing, bells are ringing,
All the world's a-playing! Blossoms fair, perfumed air,
Love birds coo. 'Tis the Maytime!
'Tis the playtime, Hearts are gay!
Laugh and say, "Tra la, 'tis spring!"
ARIA, "Vissi D'Arte" from "Tosca" .....................Puccini
Love and music, these have I lived for, ñor ever have harmed a living being.
The poor and distressful, times without number, by stealth I have succoured.
Ever a fervent believer, my humble prayers have been offered up sincerely to the saints; ever a fervent believer, on the altar flowers Tve laid.
In this, my hour of sorrow and bitter tribulation, oh! Heavenly Father, why dost Thou forsake me
Jewels I gave to bedeck Our Lady's mantle;
I gave my songs to the starry hosts in tribute to their brightness.
In this, my hour of grief and bitter tribulation, why, Heavenly Father, why hast Thou forsaken me
FIFTY-FIRST ANNUAL SERIES
Choral Union Concerts
Maintained by the University Musical Society 1929-1930
HILL AUDITORIUM, ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN
SCHEDULE
Mar. 10--Detroit Symphony Orchestra,
Ossip Gabrilowitsch, Conductor
May 14-17--Thirty-seventh Annual May Festival
Wednesday 8:15
Thursday 8:15
Friday 2:3o
Friday 8:15
Saturday 2:3o
Saturday 8:15
ORGAN RECITALS
The Wednesday afternoon organ recitáis will be given throughout the school year, beginning at 4:15 and lasting about one hour. The majority of the recitáis are played by Mr. Christian, though from time to time guest organists are invited to appear.
All students, and all interested members of the community with the exception of small children, are cordially invited to attend.

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