Complete List of Performers for Vocal Music of Monteverdi with The New York Pro Musica: Betty Wilson (Soprano), Jean Hakes (Soprano), Russell Oberlin (Countertenor), Charles Bressler (Tenor), Arthur Squires (Tenor), Brayton Lewis (Bass), Sonya Monosoff (Violin), Martha Blackman (Viola da gamba), Bernard Krainis (Recorder), Paul Maynard (Harpsichord), and Noah Greenberg (Director).
This program was part of the Gunther Schuller Memorial Tribute. During this Afternoon Classical devoted to Gunther Schuller in honor of his life and music, we focused on Schuller's classical repertoire.
This Afternoon Classical program was birthday themed. Yesterday, June 17th was French composer Charles Gounod's birthday. Gounod was born on June 17th, 1818 in Paris. We celebrated his birthday by playing his beautiful Saint Cecilia Mass and his Symphony Number 1 in D. Today, June 18th, was Estonian composer and conductor Eduard Tubin's birthday. Tubin was born on June 18th 1905 and he would have been 110 years old today. We celebrated Tubin's birth by listening to his Symphony Number 2, 4, and 6. Happy Birthday Charles Gounod and Eduard Tubin!
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)