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Susan Graham recitals January 2007
   

Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano
Malcolm Martineau, piano

All French program



Sunday | January 21, 2007, 3pm | Jordan Hall, Boston, Massachusetts

The 19th century

I

Georges Bizet (1838-1875)
Chanson d’Avril

César Franck (1822-1890)
Nocturne

Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
Dans les ruines d'une abbaye, Opus. 2, no. 1

Edouard Lalo (1823-1892)
Guitare

Charles Gounod (1818-1893)
Où voulez-vous aller?

Charles Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
Danse macabre

II

Emmanuel Chabrier (1841-1894)
Les cigales

Émile Paladilhe (1844-1926)
Psyché

Claude Achille Debussy (1862-1918)
Harmonie du soir, from Cinq Poèmes de Baudelaire, no. 2

Ernest Amédée Chausson (1855-1899)
Les papillons, Opus. 2, no. 3

Alfred Bachelet (1864-1944)
Chère nuit

Henri Duparc (1848-1933)
Au pays où se fait la guerre


The 20th century

III

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
Le paon, from Histoires naturelles

André Caplet (1879-1925)
Le corbeau et le renard

Albert Roussel (1869-1937)
Réponse d'une épouse sage, Opus 35

Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)
La fiancée perdue, from Trois Mélodies, no. 3

Claude Achille Debussy (1862-1918)
Colloque sentimental, from Fêtes
Galantes II
, no. 3

IV

Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
Vocalise-étude

Reynaldo Hahn (1875-1947)
Tyndaris, from Études Latines, no. 7

Alfred Erik Leslie Satie (1866-1925)
Le chapelier, from Trois Mélodies de 1916, no. 3

Arthur Honegger (1892-1955)
Trois Chansons de la Petite Sirène, H. 63
Chanson des Sirènes
Berceuse de la Sirène
Chanson de la Poire

Henri Sauguet (1901-1989)
Brezairola

Manuel Rosenthal
La souris d'Angleterre, from Chansons du Monsieur Bleu, no. 9

V

Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
La Dame de Monte-Carlo, FP. 180


Malcolm Martieau compiled the above program with Susan Graham. It is a varied program of French songs from the nineteenth and twentieth. It was a delight to hear. Susan Graham has a beautiful voice that she employs with dramatic intelligence, individually tailored to each song. Martineau was a superlative accompanist. The program was interesting throughout.

The two encores were "A Chloris" by Hahn and Noel Coward's "There's Something Fishy About the French."


The program booklet says that the program was being recorded for future broadcast on WGBH 89.7 Boston.

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January 8, 2007      Sarasota, FL
 

 

Review of the Sarasota, Florida, performance at heraldtribune.com

January 10, 2007      Chapel Hill, NC
UNC Memorial Hall
Malcolm Martineau, piano
      RECITAL


January 13     Kansas City, KS
      RECITAL


       
January 16      Appleton, WI
      RECITAL

       

       
January 19      Chicago, IL
      RECITAL


Sunday| January 21| 3pm | NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston, Massachusetts, recital

January 26      Washington, DC
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
Malcolm Martineau, piano
      RECITAL
All-French program

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Monday,
January 29, 2007 at 8:00 PM
Carnegie Hall, New York
Isaac Stern Auditorium
Susan Graham, Mezzo-Soprano
Malcolm Martineau, Piano