UMS Concert Program, January 20, 1957: Seventy-eighth Annual Choral Union Concert Series -- Xaver Meyer
Complete Series: 3201
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
Charles A. Sink, President Thor Johnson, Guest Conductor Lester McCoy, Conductor
Seventh Concert 1956-1957 Complete Series 3201
Choral Union Concert Series
VIENNA CHOIR BOYS Xaver Meyer, Musical Director
Sunday Afternoon, January 20, 1957, at 2:30 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Tenebrae factae sunt..........Vittoria
When I Am Laid in Earth, horn Dido and Aeneas . . . . Purcell
Der Kuckuck auf dem Zaune sass.......Stephani
Ein Hennlein weiss..........Scandello
Zigeunerleben (Gypsy Life)........Schumann
Two Solo Lieder...........Schubert
An der schonen blauen Donau......Johann Strauss
Der Schulmeister (The Schoolmaster) .... Johann Strauss
A Musical Prank written for the Vienna Choir Boys and directed by Ilka Petkr ; arranged by Walter Deutsch.
Note.--Tht University Musical Society has presented the Vienna Choir Boys on previous occasions as follows: Nov. 22, 1933; Oct. 15, 1949; Jan. 16, 1953; Jan. 16, 1955; and Jan. 15, 1956.
The Stcinway is the official piano of the University Musical Society.
ARS LONGA VITA BREVIS
Pueri concinite..........Jacobus Gallus
Tenebrae factae sunt.......Ludovico da Vittoria
Exultate Deo........Alessandro Scarlatti
When I Am Laid in Earth, from Dido and Aeneas . . Henry Purcell
Der Kuckuck auf dem Zaune sass.....Johann Stephani
( urn 1600)
The cuckoo sat on a hedge and the rain came steadily down. When the sun shone again the cuckoo changed into a beauty, fluttered his wings, and flew away over the sea.
Ein Hennlein weiss........Antonio Scandello
A little white hen scratches busily for her food, stays close to the rooster, and cackles. Let us bake a cake and let us drink the cool wine. The little hen lays an egg--kakaka.
Zigeunerleben (Gypsy Life)......Robert Schumann
Two Solo Lieder.........Franz Schubert
Der Gondelfahrer.........Franz Schubert
The moon and the stars dance on the rippling water. From St. Marks tower the voice of midnight booms, all are peacefully slumbering--only the gondolier is awake.
An der schonen blauen Donau......Johann Strauss
A Musical Prank written for The Vienna Choir Boys and directed by Ilka Peter Music by Johann Strauss ; arranged by Walter Deutsch
Annenpolka: The children arrive at school and play, waiting for the lessons to begin.
Tritsch-Tratsch Polka: Their romp reaches a climax. The children know that their teacher, whose method is old-fashioned and based only on discipline, will soon start his strict regimentation. They rebel and decide to strike when Franz, the liveliest boy, in?flames them with his speech.
Waltz from "Thousand and One Nights": The teacher arrives. He is taken by surprise when he finds the children in an uproar instead of standing at attention to bid him good-day. He orders them to repeat several standing-up exercises and then gives them a difficult problem in arithmetic. While the children are busy solving the problem he sees Franz copying from another pupil's notebook. He sneaks up on Franz and orders him to kneel until the end of the class. An old-fashioned gymnastic hour follows and the exhausted school master produces his snuff-box and indulges in his habit. The children leave the classroom joyfully but Franz is detained and, as punishment, must remain in school.
Pizzicato Polka and Kathinka Polka: While the teacher is reading his paper, Franz sits sadly lamenting his fate--"Grown ups don't understand children, they believe only they have sorrows, never children." Marie sneaks in quietly when she sees the teacher has fallen asleep. To help cheer Franz, she plays "wife and husband" with him, her doll serving as their child.
Morgenbldtter Walzer: Several friends come in with a ball and play to help Franz pass the time. The teacher continues to sleep, but the ball hits him and awakens him.
Leichtes Blut Polka: He angrily blames Franz for aiming the ball at him and determines to punish the boy. Franz escapes after a long scuffle.
March from "Lustigen Krieg": Pupils from another grade enter and distract the teacher. Since it is the last day of school, they have already received their report cards. The teacher realizes he must also give reports and orders Franz to bring them from the office. A wail of woe is heard as all the "bad" pupils know they will be given bad marks. Aware that their lamenting will not help, they revolt. The teacher, deeply shocked, is consoled by the good pupils. He dismisses the children, happy in anticipa?tion of vacation. He is tempted to carry out his threat of punishing Franz, but, eager to start his own holiday, allows all to go.
BYRON JANIS, Pianist............ Feb. 21, 8:30
CINCINNATI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA....... Feb. 26, 8:30
BOSTON POPS TOUR ORCHESTRA........ Mar. 3, 2:30
THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA......... Mar 10, 8:30
CHRIDBER mUSIC FESTIUHIi
Paolo Borciani, Violin Piero Farulli, Viola
Elisa Pegreffi, Violin Franco Rossi, Cello
This group plays their programs entirely from memory.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 8:30 P.M.
Capriccio (1669).............G. B. Vitali
Sonata (1651)...............M. Neri
Quartet No. 2, F major, Op. 92..........Prokofieit
Quartet in E-flat major, Op. 74..........Beethoven
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 8:30 P.M.
Quartet in D minor, Op. 76, No. 2..........Haydn
Quartet in G minor, Op. 10...........Debussy
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2:30 P.M.
Quartet in C minor, Op. 23, No. 4..........Giardini
Quartet in D minor, K. 421............Mozart
Quartet in C major (1812)...........Schubert
Season Tickets (3 concerts): $3.50 and $2.50 Single Concerts: $1.75 and $1.25
MAY 2, 3, 4, 5, 1957-6 CONCERTS
RISE STEVENS, Soprano DONALD GRAMM, Bass-Baritone
LEONTYNE PRICE, Soprano NICOLA MOSCONA, Bass
MARTHA UPTON, Contralto JOSEPH SZIGETI, Violinist
KURT BAUM, Tenor JOHN KRELL, Piccolo
ROBERT MERRILL, Baritone GINA BACHAUER, Pianist
ROBERT MCFERRIN, Baritone ALEXANDER BRAILOWSKY, Pianist
THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA, Eugene Ormandy, Conductor
UNIVERSITY CHORAL UNION, Thor Johnson, Guest Conductor Lester McCoy, Conductor
FESTIVAL YOUTH CHORUS, Geneva Nelson, Conductor
Season Tickets: $13.00, $10.00, $9.00, $8.00 at University Musical Society, Burton Memorial Tower.