Concerts from the Library of Congress, 2017-2018

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2018 at 8:00 PM

Photo: Gerald FinleyGerald Finley
Photo: Julius Drake Julius Drake

Coolidge Auditorium

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Canadian baritone Gerald Finley is joined by collaborative pianist Julius Drake in a stunning program of Germanic and Russian art song. The first half focuses on Beethoven and Schubert settings of Goethe, including Schubert’s breakout version of “Erlkönig.” The second half features songs and romances of Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff--literature that displays the beautiful traditions of Russian songwriting.

BEETHOVEN

“Neue Liebe, neues Leben,” op. 75/2
“Wonne der Wehmut,” op. 83/1
“Mit einem gemalten Band,” op. 83/3
“Aus Goethe’s Faust,” op. 75/3

SCHUBERT

“Prometheus,” D.674
“Geistes Gruss,” D.142
“An den Mond,” D.259
"Rastlose Liebe," D. 138
“An Schwager Kronos,” D.369
“Schäfers Klagelied,” D.121
“Wandrers Nachtlied II,” D.768
“Erlkönig,”  D.328

TCHAIKOVSKY

“Don Juan’s Serenade,” op. 38/1
“At the ball,” op. 38/3
“None but the lonely heart,” op. 6/6
“Over burning ashes,” op. 25/2

RACHMANINOFF

“O stay, my love,” op. 4/1
“In the silence of the secret night,” op. 4/3
“Fate,” op. 21/1
“On the death of a linnet,” op. 21/8
“Christ is risen,” op. 26/6
“Spring flood,” op. 14/11

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PRE-CONCERT LECTURE
6:30 PM - Whittall Pavilion (no tickets required)

“Spring Flood: Russian and German Romances,” Harlow Robinson, Distinguished University Professor, Northeastern University