Episode #579

Dawn Upshaw and Gil Kalish

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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Dawn Upshaw joins longtime friend and collaborator pianist Gil Kalish this week for songs that illuminate the expansive range of this cherished American soprano. Few singers of any time combine Ms. Upshaw’s rare vocal limpidity and command with such a searching contemporary awareness. The duo brings us music of Schubert, Mahler, Debussy, and Bartók, as well as two American composers—William Bolcom and John Harbison—whose works Ms. Upshaw has long championed. Listen in for a truly special hour.

Program Details

Franz Schubert: Im Fruhling, No. 70

Gustav Mahler: Two Songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn
Ich ging mit Lust durch einen grunen Wald
Lob des hohen Verstands

Claude Debussy: Trois Chansons de Bilitis
La Flute de Pan
La chevelure
Le Tombeau des Naiades

Bela Bartok: Hungarian Folksong Settings. Op. 64 and Op. 92
Fekete fod (Black is the Earth), Op. 64, No. 1
Hatforintos nota (Six-florin dance), Op. 92, No. 8
Eddig valo dolgom (Up to now my work), Op. 64, No. 7

John Harbison: from Mirabai Songs
Why Mira Can't Go Back to Her Old House
Where Did You Go?

William Bolcom: Two songs from Cabaret Songs, Volume I
Song of Black Max (Vol 1, No. 5)
Waitin' (Vol. 1, No. 4)

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