Full List of Rachmaninov Songs played during this Afternoon Classical Program: [1.] "Oh, never sing to me again" - Opus 4, Number 4 (Pushkin) [2.] The Harvest of Sorrow - Opus 4, Number 5 (A.K. Tolstoy) [3.] "How fair this spot!" - Opus 21, Number 7 (Galina) [4.] "In my garden at night" - Opus 38, Number 1 (Isaakian trans. Blok) [5.] To her - Opus 38, Number 2 (Belïy) [6.] Daisies ("Margaritki") - Opus 38, Number 3 (Severyanin) [7.] The Pied Piper - Opus 38, Number 4 (Bryusov)
This Afternoon Classical program was dedicated exclusively to the renowned German baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, in celebration of his birthday. Born on May 28, 1925 in Berlin, Germany, the late Fischer-Dieskau would have turned 90 on this day. An incredibly talented, versatile performer, Fischer-Dieskau brought his clear and iconic sound to a wide range of operas, lieder, oratorios, song cycles, and more in a myriad of languages and styles. We listened to some of his greatest recordings many of which Fischer-Dieskau is best remembered for.
This program was dedicated to the celebrated German composer, Richard Wagner, whose birthday is tomorrow: Wagner was born on May 22nd 1813 in Leipzig, Germany. https://www.cc-seas.columbia.edu/wkcr/story/richard-wagner-thursday-fridays-afternoon-classical