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UMS Concert Program, October 10, 1950: Fifth Annual Extra Concert Series -- Lauritz Melchior

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Day
10
Month
October
Year
1950
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Season: 1950-1951
Concert: First
Complete Series: 3034
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
CHARLES A. SINK, PRESIDENT THOR JOHNSON, GUEST CONDUCTOR
LESTER MCCOY, ASSOCIATE CONDUCTOR
First Concert 195O-19S1 Complete Series 3034
Fifth Annual
Extra Concert Series
LAURITZ MELCHIOR, Tenor George Roth at the Piano
Tuesday Evening, October 10, 1950, at 8:30 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
PROGRAM
Stig Sol (Norwegian)........Backer-Lunde
Stille mit Hjerte (Finnish).....Ilmari-Hannikainen
Junker Nils Sjunger til Lutan (Swedish) . . . Andreas Haixen Foraarssang (Danish)........Fini Henriques
Pour le piano............Debussy
Prelude; Sarabande; Toccata
George Roth
Lohengrin's Narrative from Lohengrin......Wagner
Walter's Prize Song from Die Meistersinger.....Wagner
Steersman's Song from The Flying Dutchman .... Wagner
INTERMISSION
Der Doppelganger.......... Schubert
Der Atlas............ Schubert
Die beiden Grenadiere......... Schumann
Widmung............ Schumann
Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde.....Wagner-Liszt
Mazurka in A minor......... . Chopin
Bolero.............Ravel-Roth
Mr. Roth
White Jade...........Olive Dungan
Can These Be Gone.........Olive Dungan
Spring Came Back to Vienna......Fritz Spielman
Some Enchanted Evening from South Pacific . . Richard Rodgers
Note.--The University Musical Society has presented Lauritz Melchior on one previous occasion: May 13, 1937.
The Stein-way is the official piano of the University Musical Society
ARS LONGA VITA BREVIS
PROGRAM NOTES
Stig Sol (Norwegian)........Backer-Lunde
Rise, Sun, Rise! Rise on your shining road! Kill all the traces of the ice cold winters, Dark dreary days and cold black nights Kill all the evil afraid of the light, Rise, Sun! Rise on your shining road 1
Stille mit Hjerte (Finnish).....Ilmaei-Hannikainen
Be still my heart, be still, For it is good to forget,
If you have too much to store, Often it's best to lose,
And if you know of things that hurt, If there were no oblivion on earth
Then you must forget, forget. Thousands of hearts would break.
Child, you have grown away from me,
I cannot put you to rest,
And when I hear you weeping,
Then I must weep with you.
Junker Nils Sjunger til Lutan (Swedish) . . . Andreas-Hallen
What shall I sing, oh queen My lute is in tune.
Shall I sing of a knight from a foreign shore
Of the hero asleep in his grave in the Holy Land
Shall I sing of love in awakening spring
No, for you, my queen, I pluck the strings!
Were I to take my sword and roam the whole world over
I could not find another like you.
You shine like a star, your fragrance is that of a rose
And grief flees from your smiling lips as the deer in flight.
King Gosta, King Gosta, your land's jewel is your queen
Whose colors I wear. For you, Margareta, my blood I would shed.
Foraarssang (Danish)........Fini Henriques
Spring has come--fling wide your doors High in the beech trees the cuckoo rests, Foretells your future so bright, so long All nature is but joy and song.
Lohengrin's Narrative from Lohengrin......Wagner
Elsa has married the Stranger Knight and demands to know his name.
He tells her that he is the keeper of the Holy Grail and that as long as
his name is unknown he is charmed from evil. He ends with the words:
"If known to man, I must depart and flee. Now mark, craft or
disguise my soul disdaineth; the Grail sent me to right yon lady's
name; my father, Percival, gloriously reigneth, his knight am I,
and Lohengrin my name 1"
Walter's Prize Song from Die Meistersinger .... Wagner
The young knight, Walther von Stolzing, sings his rapturous song telling of the vision of a lovely garden in which he found the most beautiful of all maidens--Eva. The people of Niiremburg listen with growing excitement and at the close of the song the masters rise and acclaim Walther as victor, and Walther wins Eva for his bride.
Steersman's Song from The Flying Dutchman .... Wagner
Through thunder and storm from distant seas
My maiden come I near!
Over towering waves with southern breeze
My maiden, am I here!
My maiden, were there no south wind
I never could come to thee;
O fair south wind, to me be kind!
My maiden, she longs for me!
Der Doppelganger..........Schubert
The lone and aged lover, standing in the dead of night before the abode of his long-lost sweetheart, suddenly sees the image of a man wringing his hands. As the moon shines full upon the figure the old man recognizes himself as he was in his youth; it is his phantom double.
Der Atlas............Schubert
The wretched Atlas bears the world with all its grief. His burden is unbearable. His heart and body are breaking under the weight of boundless rapture and endless sorrow.
Die beiden Grenadiere.........Schumann
Two of Napoleon's grenadiers return from captivity in Russia and learn of the downfall of their beloved emperor.
Widmung............Schumann
Soul of my soul, my heart's pure glow
Now my delight and now my woe!
All of my world my life unending
My heaven too this earth transcending and then my grave.
Christmas Concerts
"Messiah" (Handel) . . December 9 and 10, 1950
Nancy Carr, Soprano Eunice Alberts, Contralto David Lloyd, Tenor
Oscar Natzka, Bass
Choral Union and Orchestra
Lester McCoy, Conductor
Tickets (tax inc.): 70tf and 50 (either performance). On sale beginning October 16.
Chamber Music Festival
Budapest String Quartet--Three concerts, February 16, 17, and 18, 1951.
Josef Roisman, First Violin; Jac Gorodetzky, Second Violin; Boris Kroyt, Viola; and Mischa Schneider, Violoncello.
Friday, February 16, 8:30 p.m.
Four Fugues from "The Art of the Fugue" ............................ Bach
Quartet, Op. 17, No. 2 ............................................. Bartok
Quartet in C minor, Op. 51, No. 1 ................................ Brahms
Saturday, February 17, 8:30 p.m.
Quartet in D minor, K. 421 ........................................ Mozart
Chaconne ........................................................ Purcell
Movement, Op. posthumous ...................................... Schubert
Concertino.....................................................Stravinsky
Quartet in C-sharp minor, Op. 131................................Beethoven
Sunday, February 18, 2:30 p.m.
Quartet in D major, Op. 20, No. 4....................................Haydn
Quartet in F major.................................................. Ravel
Quartet in A major, Op. 41, No. 3 ............................... Schumann
Season Tickets: $3.60 and $2.40 Single Concerts: $1.80 and $1.20
On sale beginning October 16, at offices of the University Musical Society, Burton Memorial Tower.
CONCERTS
Short Extra Series
(All concerts begin at 8:30 p.m.)
Boston Symphony Orchestra .... Wednesday, October 25 Charles Munch, Conductor
Myra Hess, Pianist.......Tuesday, November 14
Don Cossack Chorus......Monday, January 15
Serge Jaroff, Conductor
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra . . . Tuesday, February 20 Thor Johnson, Conductor
Single Concerts: $3.00--$2.40--$1.80
Choral Union Concert Series
(All concerts begin at 8:30 p.m.)
Boston Symphony Orchestra.....Sunday, October 22
Charles Munch, Conductor
Cleveland Orchestra......Sunday, November 5
George Szell, Conductor
Solomon, Pianist.......Monday, November 20
Polytech Chorus of Finland .... Tuesday November 28 Ossi Elokas, Conductor
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra .... Sunday, December 3 Sir Thomas Beecham, Conductor
Erica Morini, Violinist......Thursday, January 11
Horowitz, Pianist........Friday, January 19
Chicago Symphony Orchestra .... Sunday, March 4 Rafael Kubelik, Conductor
Heifetz, Violinist.......Wednesday, March 14
Single Concerts (inc. tax): $3.00--$2.40--$1.80
For tickets or for further information, please address: Charles A. Sink, President, University Musical Society, Burton Memorial Tower.

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