The Vocal Scene with George Jellinek: Nightingales

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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Sara Mearns and Tyler Angle in The Nightingale and the Rose, choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon Sara Mearns and Tyler Angle in The Nightingale and the Rose, choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon (Photo: Paul Kolnik)

Nightingales have long been an inspiration for generations of writers, poets and musicians. George Jellinek explores how operatic composers have represented the nightingale’s song with bird-like coloratura music.

Program details:

Gounod: Romeo and Juliette, "Nightingale," duet Angela Gheorghiu and Roberto Alagna.

Weldon: "The Wakeful Nightingale," Emy Ameling.

Handel: "Il Penseroso," Elizabeth Schwarzkopf.

Rameau: Hippolyte e Aricie, "Rossignols Amoureux," Alma Gluck.

Saint-Saens: "The Nightingale and the Rose," Rita Streich.

Roussel: Rossignol, "mon mignon Yolanda Marcoulescou," Robert Goodberg flute.

Granados: Goyescas, aria sung by Victoria de losAngeles.

Zeller: Die Vogelhandler, "Nightingale Song," Elisabeth Schumann.

Brahms: "Nachtigall," Elisabeth Schumann.

Rimsky-Korsakov: "The Nightingale and the Rose" Rosa Ponselle.

Alexander Alyabyev: "The Nightingale," Alla Solonkova.

Eric Coates: “Bird Songs at Eventide,” Robert White, tenor; Stephen Hough, piano.

Haydn Wood: “A Brown Bird Singing,” Robert White, tenor; Stephen Hough , piano.

 

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