Complete Series: 3258
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
1958 Eightieth Season 19S9
UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Charles A. Sink, President Gail W. Rector, Executive Director Lester McCoy, Conductor
Ninth Concert Eightieth Annual Choral Union Series Complete Series 3258
Tenor Leo Taubman at the piano
Wednesday Evening, March ii, 1959, at 8:30 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
"Where'er You Walk" from Semele.......Handel
Lungi dal caro bene...........Sarti
Che vuole innamorarsi.........Scarlatti
Nacht und Traume.......... Schubert
Der Musensohn........... Schubert
Der Hidalgo........... Schumann
Lamento di Federico from L'Arlesiana.......Cilea
Dans les ruines d'une abbaye.........Faure
Les Ponts de C...........Poulenc
"De' miei bollenti spiriti" from La Traviata.....Verdi
Music I Heard with You.........Hageman
There Is a Lady Sweet and Kind......Dello Joio
Feast of Lanterns...........Bantock
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ARS LONGA VITA BREVIS
Le Violette.........Alessandro Scarlatti
Dewy violets in the meadow Shyly peeping from the shadow On your tiny stemlets blowing, Sweetest fragrance round you throwing! How you chide me for ambition. Striving over my position.
Lungi dal caro bene........Giuseppe Saeti
Far from my love I languish I do not live, nor can I. But, in a sea of anguish Far from my love I languish.
Feeling, feeling my heart gives way Dreams sweet with death steal over me, If she be not before me. Fails me the light of day.
Che vuole irmamorarsi......Alessandro Scarlatti
The man who would tum lover should gravely think it over, for passion is a quiver?ing flame--though lit carelessly, burns for evermore.
Nacht und Traume........Franz Schubert
Blessed night, as you descend Dreams float down, As moonshine through trees Into the breast of man.
Der Musensohn.........Franz Schubert
Through field and forest remains My ditty gaily humming, From town to town I hie And to the time responding And to the measure bounding, All nature passes by.
It seemed as though serenely By heaven the earth were kissed That she, so bright and queenly Must dream of heavenly rest. The breeze was lightly straying Thro' corn fields waving light The forest leaves were sighing And starlit was the night And my rapt soul her pinions In eager joy out spread And over Earth's dominions As homeward on she sped.
Der Hidalgo.........Robert Schumann
It is fun to play with songs and hearts and it is fun to fight. The beautiful ladies of Seville await me, they love to listen to my singing and throw roses at my feet. For the women I have my lute--for my rivals my sword. Adventure awaits me as evening approaches. Tomorrow I shall be home with either flowers or wounds.
Lamento di Federico, from L'Arlesiana .... Francesco Cilea
I should like to forget everything, but every effort is in vain. Always I have before me her sweet face. I can find no peace. She, always she, speaks to my heart. Fatal vision, leave me!
Dans les mines d'une abbaye......Gabriel Faure
Two newlyweds, enchanted, singing, loiter in the shadow of an old abbey. Exchang?ing cries of varied joy, they stop to scatter jasmine petals on the stone where the abess joins her hands in prayer. Merrily they go their way, pausing for a tender kiss.
Serenading beaux are courting ladies fair who list replying
To vows their pity exhorting,
Where dark branches are sighing, there are Thyrsis and Aminta
And that tiresome Glitander.
And there is Damis teaching forever the fair ones to philander.
Their doublets, silken and short, and their gems with trains trailing
Whirl ecstatic where the moonlight falls in rose and silver splendor
A mandolin softly tinkling answers the wind gay and tender.
Les Ponts de C.........Francis Poulenc
"C" is a village built on the islands formed by several branches of the Loire River. There, in 1940, a French army attempted in vain to stop the invasion. The poet Louis Aragon evokes gallant memories of the "Chateau de la Loire" while crossing the bridges with the defeated army.
Air champetre.........Francis Poulenc
Lake so silent. Alas! I ever must remember how once to thee by friendship led, I gazed into thy features so fair. Radiant goddess, half lost in the moss by the shore If it only had lived, the friendship I am grieving for, Oh nymph, to follow thee enslaved,
Mingle but for a while with winds that round thee play and reply to thy hidden waves!
"De' miei bollenti spiriti" from La Traviata . . . Giuseppi Verdi
This aria, whose title is translated in the score, "Fervid and wild my dream of youth," occurs at the start of the second act of the opera which Verdi made out of the famous story by the younger Dumas, La Dame aux Camillas, (known to most people as Camille). First produced in Venice in 18S3, this work has remained among the most popular of the great Italian's melodious inspirations, representing a considerable advance over his earlier operas and pointing toward the dramatic and musical balance of his later masterpieces.
Alfred, the hero, sings of his love for Violetta (originally Marguerite Gauthier in the Dumas story), in the beautiful setting of their rural cottage, unaware that his dream of bliss is soon to be rudely shattered. This is one of the outstanding tenor solos of La Traviata.
ANDRE TCHAIKOWSKY, Polish pianist, will be heard in the final con?cert in the Choral Union Series, Monday evening, March 23. The program: Fantasia and Sonata in C minor (Mozart); and TwentyFour Preludes, Op. 28 (Chopin).
THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA AT ALL CONCERTS
PROGRAMS THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 8:30 P.M. SATURDAY, MAY 2, 8:30 P.M.
EUGENE ORMANDY, Conductor EUGENE ORMANDY, Conductor
RUDOLF SERKIN, Pianist DOROTHY KIRSTEN, Soprano
Compositions of Johannes Brahms Chaconne........BachGesensway
"Academic Festival" Overture. Op. 80 ,,vis. j,,, frQm .....Puccml
Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90 "Depuis le jour" from Louise . . Charpentier
j.i Dorothy Kirsten
Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15, for Piano and ?._. n
Orchestra Symphony No. 7, Op. 131 .... Prokofieff
Rudolf Serkin ,,Care xW, [rom Mlanta.....Handel
The Nightingale and the Rose RimskyKorsakoff
Southern Song......Landon Ronald
FRIDAY, MAY I, 8:30 P.M. M,ss Kirsten
"Bacchus et Ariane".......Roussel
THOR JOHNSON, Guest Conductor
UNIVERSITY CHORAL UNION ?...,,? ..? ? ......
SIDNEY HARTH, Violinist SUNDAY, MAY 3, 2:30 P.M.
ROBERT COURTE, Violist TH0R JOHNSON, Guest Conductor
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"Flos Campi".....Vauchan Williams .?,? ...--.... ?
(in memory of the composer, 18721958) lols MARSHALL, Soprano
Robert Courte and University Choral Union ILONA KOMBRINK, Soprano
,,c . ?,?. .. ... ? HOWARD JARRATT, Tenor
"Secheresses" (united States premiere) . Poulenc .imniMmuiiiAi D ,
University Choral Union AUREL10 ESTANISLAO, Bartione
Concerto No. 2 in G minor . . . Psokofieff Solomon, an oratorio for two sopranos,
Sidney Harth tenor baritone, chorus, and orchestra . Handel
(Observing the 200th anniversary of the "Fete polonaise" from the opera, TI deaJi1 of the composer)
Le lioi malgri lui.......Chabrier University Choral Union and Soloists
University Choral Union Marilyn Mason, Harpsichord
Mary McCall Studbins, Organ
SATURDAY, MAY 2, 2:30 P.M. SUNDAY MAY 3 8=30 PM
WILLIAM SMITH, Conductor r??! """
VIRGIL THOMSON, Guest Conductor GIORGIO TOZZI, Basso
WILLIAM KINCAID, Flutist Symphony No. 39 in Bflat major . . . Mozart
Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56A Brahms "Se vuol ballare" from Marriage of Figaro Mozait
"Madamina," from Don Giovanni . . Mozart
"The Seine at Night"......Thomson Giorc.io Tozzi
"Power Among Men"......Thomson
Conducted by the Composer Paganiniana, Op. 65.......Casella
Concerto for Flute, Strings, "II lacerato spirito" from Simon Boccanegra Verdi
and Percussion........Thomson Pilgrim's Sung.......Tchaikovsky
William Kincaid and Mr. Thomson Mr. Tozzi
Symphony No. 1 in D major .... Dvorak Suite No. 2 from "Daphnis and Chloe" . Ravel
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