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UMS Concert Program, October 9, 1951: Sixth Annual Extra Concert Series -- Gladys Swarthout

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Day
9
Month
October
Year
1951
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Season: 1951-1952
Concert: First
Complete Series: 3060
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
CHARLES A. SINK, PRESIDENT THOR JOHNSON, GUEST CONDUCTOR
LESTER MCCOY, ASSOCIATE CONDUCTOR
First Concert 1951-1952 Complete Series 3060
Sixth Annual
Extra Concert Series
GLADYS SWARTHOUT, Mezzo-Soprano Eugene Bossart at the Piano
Tuesday Evening, October 9, 1951, at 8:30 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
PROGRAM
"V'adoro pupille" from Guilio Cesare...... Handel
"Un Cenno leggiadretto" from Serse...... Handel
"Del mio core" from Orjeo......... Haydn
Mermaid's Song............ Haydn
E1 Majo discreto..........Granados
El Mirar de la maja..........Granados
Bolero...........Traditional Spanish
Modinha............Villa-Lobos
El Vito.............Obradors
Excerpts from Mignon..........Thomas
INTERMISSION
Perpetual Motion...........Weber
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 11.........Liszt
Eugene Bossart
f Five Songs by Contemporary Americans The Serenader (ms) (George Dillon) The Bird and the Beast--an Essay (Sir Ernest Growers) The K'e (river in China) (ms) (translated from the
Chinese; 718 b.c.)......Celius Dougherty
I Never Had But One Love (ms)
......Words and music by John Jacob Niles
A Love Song (ms) . . . Words and music by Clara Edwards
RCA Victor Records tComposed for Miss Swarthout
Note.--The University Musical Society has presented Gladys Swarthout on previous occasions, as follows: May 10, 1939; Oct. 29, 1942; and May 7, 1949.
The Stehtway is the official piano of the University Musical Society
ARS LONGA VITA BREVIS
PROGRAM NOTES
"V'adoro pupille," from Guilio Cesare......Handel
I adore you, bright eyes whose sparkling flames warm my soul. Oh, pity the heaviness of my heart, that sighs each hour anew for its beloved!
"Un Cenno leggiadretto," from Serse......Handel
After dominating the English stage for over thirty years, Handel definitely abandoned operatic composition in 1741 to devote himself to oratorio. Among his final attempts in the field of opera was Serse with its many appealing arias, each an enduring gem of vocal art.
"Del mio core" from Orjeo.........Haydn
Oh, where art thou, well beloved Be compassionate! Never more, hapless woman, shall I see him again whose love I cherish! All my strength is departing. I falter, I perish! All my longing, my heart's devotion in my husband alone are center'd. To my love, fondly my spirit sighing, sends a last farewell.
Mermaid's Song............Haydn
Now the dancing sunbeams play on the green and glassy sea. Come, and I will lead the way where the pearly treasures be.
El Majo discreto..........Granados
They tell me he is ugly. It is possible. Love is a passion that blinds and makes us dizzy. But if my love is not handsome, at least he is faithful and discreet.
El Mirar de la maja..........Granados
When I walk down the street I must keep my eyes cast down, lest everyone see the fires of love burning deeply in them for my beloved.
Bolero...........Traditional Spanish
The words of this song are of comparatively little importance and simply serve to accent the dance rhythm of this ancient Spanish folk song.
Modinha............Villa-Lobos
In the solitude of my life I will die, my dear, of your indifference. Even if you do not care for me, I will love you always and from the distance you will know my constancy, coming to you from afar, like the sad voice of the troubadour.
El Vito.............Obradors
This Spanish dance has been arranged by several contemporary Spanish com?posers, but the setting by Obradors seems to adhere more nearly to the stark sim?plicity which is so characteristic of this type of music.
Excerpts from Mignon..........Thomas
The opera, an outstanding example of the French School, was first produced in Paris in 1886. Thomas based his libretto on Goethe's famous novel, Wilhclm Meisler. When a child, Mignon was stolen from her family, causing the death of her mother, and a life of partial insanity for her father, who wanders as a minstrel in search of his child. The young student, Wilhelm, rescues the girl, thereby earning for himself her devoted love, much to his embarrassment. He plans to leave her when he goes on tour with the little company of strolling players, for the leading actress, Filina, has infatuated him. Instead, he dresses Mignon in boys' clothes and permits her to travel with him as his page. The romantic triangle which re?sults is further complicated by Frederick, the young nobleman at whose castle the troup is performing, who also becomes enamored of Filina. Mignon indulges in her own bit of intrigue to beguile Wilhelm's attentions from Filina, resorting to at?tempts at suicide, from which Wilhelm again rescues her. Finally realizing his love for Mignon, they return to her home. Reunited with her father, he gives the couple his blessing to their union.
Five Songs composed by Contemporary Americans for Miss Swarthout: The Serenader (ms) (George Dillon) . . . Celius Dougherty The Bird and the Beast--An Essay (Sir Ernest
Growers).........Celius Dougherty
The K'e (river in China) (ms).....Celius Dougherty
(translated from the Chinese; 718 B.C.)
I never had but one Love (ms) .words and music by John Jacob Niles A Love Song (ms) . . . words and music by Clara Edwards
Miss Swarthout's gown is by Valentina
Christmas Concerts
"Messiah" (Handel) . . . December 8 and 9, 1951
Nancy Carr, Soprano Oscar Natzka, Bass
Eunice Alberts, Contralto Choral Union and Orchestra
David Lloyd, Tenor Lester McCoy, Conductor
Tickets: 70t and 50 (either performance). On sale beginning October 15.
Chamber Music Festival
Budapest String Quartet--Three concerts, February 15, 16, and 17, 1952.
Josef Roisman, First Violin; Jac Gorodetzky, Second Violin; Boris Kroyt, Viola; and Mischa Schneider, Violoncello.
Friday, February IS, 8:30 p.m.
Quartet in E-flat, Op. 64, No. 6..........Haydn
Quartet in G (1947)............Lucas Foss
Quartet in C major, Op. 59, No. 3.........Beethoven
Saturday, February 16, 8:30 p.m.
Quartet in G major, K. 387...........Mozart
Quartet No. 17 (1950)..........Darius Milhaud
Quartet in A minor, Op. 51, No. 2.........Brahms
Sunday, February 17, 2:30 p.m.
Quartet in G major, Op. 18, No. 2........Beethoven
Quartet in B minor...........Samtjel Barber
Quartet in D major, Op. 44, No. 1........Mendelssohn
Season Tickets: $3.90 and $2.70 Single Concerts: $2.10 and $1.50
On sale beginning October IS, 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.....Monday, October 22
Charles Munch, Conductor
dePaur's Infantry Chorus.....Tuesday, November 20
Oscar Levant, Pianist.......Friday, January 18
Chicago Symphony Orchestra.....Sunday, March 9
Rafael Kubelik, Conductor
Single Concerts: $3.00--$2.40--$1.80
Choral Union Concert Series
(All concerts begin at 8:30 p.m.)
Joseph Szigeti, Violinist......Monday, October IS
Boston Symphony Orchestra.....Sunday, October 21
Charles Munch, Conductor
Cleveland Orchestra.......Sunday, November 4
George Szell, Conductor
Alexander Brailowsky, Pianist .... Friday, November 16 Salvatore Baccaloni, Bass .... Thursday, November 29
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra .... Monday, January 14 Thor Johnson, Conductor
Singing Boys of Norway.....Wednesday, February 20
Shaw Chorale and Orchestra.....Tuesday, March 18
Adolf Busch, Violinist, and Rudolf Serkin, Pianist . Monday, March 31
Single Concerts: $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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