SongFest: Evolutions

SongFest: Evolutions

June 7, 2019
7:30 pm

Thayer Hall

Tickets: $25

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Martha Guth, Soprano
Graham Johnson, Piano

Program Information
SCHUBERT Des Mädchens Klage, D. 6
Thekla, D. 73 (1813)
Gretchen am Spinnrade, D. 118
Mignon, D. 321
Suleika, D. 720
Ellens Gesang, D. 837
Ellens Gesang, D. 838
Ellens Gesang, D. 839
Lied der Delphine from Szenen aus dem Schauspiel Lacrimas, D. 857
Die Männer sind méchant from Refrainlieder, D.866/3
FAURÉ Lydia, Op. 4, No. 2
Chanson d’amour, Op. 27
Puisque l’aube grandit from La bonne chanson, Op. 61, No. 2
La chanson d’Ève
I. Paradis
II. Prima verba
POULENC Cocardes
Miel de Narbonne
Bonne d’enfant
Enfant de troupe
C’est ainsi que tu es from Métamorphoses
Lune d’Avril from La courte paille
Um Mitternacht

In words and music, Martha Guth and Graham Johnson trace the metamorphoses of four composers from their youthful to their later creations. Songs by Schubert, Fauré, Poulenc, and Britten demonstrate how young composers gradually evolve from their early beginnings to mature mastery.