Morning Concert:
Emily Dickinson, Maria Callas, & Jennie Tourel

Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 133 min
Event Type: Music Program Origin: KPFA

Host Sarah Cahill presents a diverse number of musical settings of poems by the renowned American poet Emily Dickinson. Juxtaposed settings by Aaron Copland, John Adams, George Perle and Ernst Bacon reveal each composer’s unique approach to handling Dickinson’s enigmatic work. While Adams’ well-known “Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson” is featured in its entirety, seldom-heard works by Perle and Bacon offers a different take not only on the text, but on the author’s status as hermit-poetess and American legend. The program concludes with arias and songs by three stunning vocalists of the early twentieth century: Maria Callas, Jennie Tourel and Conchita Supervia.

Part 1 of 2:  
Musical Selections:  12 Poems of Emily Dickinson: Nature, The Gentlest Mother ; There Came A Wind Like A Bugle ; Why Do They Shut Me Out Of Heaven ; The World Feels Dusty ; Heart, We Will Forget Him ; Dear March, Come In ; Sleep Is Supposed To Be ; When They Come Back ; I Felt A Funeral In My Brain ; I've Heard An Organ Talk Sometimes ; Going To Heaven ; The Chariot (1950) / Aaron Copland -- Because I Could Not Stop for Death [text by Emily Dickinson] / Aaron Copland -- Harmonium [2nd and 3rd movements, text by Emily Dickinson from “Because I Could Not Stop for Death” & “Wild Nights”] (1981) / John Adams -- 13 Dickinson Songs [excerpts: “I like to see it lap the miles”; “I know some lonely house off the road”]( 1977"8) / George Perle
Performers:  Aaron Copland, piano (12 Poems)
Adele Addison, soprano (12 Poems)
San Francisco Symphony Orchestra & Chorus (Harmonium)
Edo De Waart, conductor (Harmonium)
Bethany Beardslee, soprano (13 Dickinson Songs )
Morey Ritt, piano (13 Dickinson Songs )
Genre:  Art Songs
Subject:  Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886; Art songs; Poetry; Songs (High voice) with piano; Song cycles; Songs with orchestra
People:  Cahill, Sarah; Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886; Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990; Addison, Adele; Adams, John, 1947-; De Waart, Edo; Perle, George, 1915-; Beardslee, Bethany; Ritt, Morey
Recording Date:  11/23/1990
Part 2 of 2:  
Musical Selections:  13 Dickinson Songs [excerpt: “There Came A Wind Like A Bugle”] (1977"8) / George Perle -- 7 Dickinson Songs: I'm Nobody ; Eden ; Poor Little Heart ; Little Stone ; The Heart ; The Banks of the Yellow Sea ; Simple Days / Ernst Bacon -- D'amor sull'ali rosee [from “Il Trovatore”] / Giuseppe Verdi -- Ave Maria [from “Ottelo”] / Giuseppe Verdi -- Pur Ti Riveggio, Mia Dolce Aida [from “Aida”] / Giuseppe Verdi -- Nel Fiero Anelito Di Nuova Guerra [from “Aida”] / Giuseppe Verdi -- Fuggiam Gli Ardori Inospiti…La Tra Foreste Virgini [from “Aida”] / Giuseppe Verdi -- In quelle trine morbide [from “Manon Lescault”] / Giacomo Puccini -- Mi chiamano Mimì [from “La Boheme”] / Giacomo Puccini -- O mio babbino caro [from “Gianni Schicchi”] / Giacomo Puccini -- Vissi d'arte [from “Tosca”] / Giacomo Puccini -- Triste [from Cinco canciones populares argentines] (1941) / Alberto Ginastera -- Paño Murciano [from Cantos populares españoles] (1923) / Joaquin Nin-Culmell -- Coplas de Curro Dulce / Fernando Obradors -- Zyczenie Op. 74, No. 1 [text by Stefan Witwicki] (1829) / Frédéric Chopin -- Nie ma czego trzeba Op. 74, No. 13 [text by Bohdan Zaleski] (1845) / Frédéric Chopin -- Chanson boheme [from “Carmen”] / Georges Bizet
Performers:  Bethany Beardslee, soprano (13 Songs )
Morey Ritt, piano (13 Songs )
Dixie Ross Neill, piano (7 Songs)
Carolyn Heafner, soprano (7 Songs)
Maria Callas, soprano (selection of opera arias)
Jennie Tourel, mezzo-soprano (selection of songs)
George Reeves, piano (selection of songs)
Conchita Supervia, mezzo-soprano (Chanson boheme)
Genres:  Art Songs; Opera
Subject:  Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886; Art songs; Poetry; Songs (High voice) with piano; Song cycles; Operas -- Excerpts
People:  Cahill, Sarah; Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886; Perle, George, 1915-; Beardslee, Bethany; Ritt, Morey; Bacon, Ernst, 1898-1990; Neill, Dixie Ross; Heafner, Carolyn; Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901; Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924; Callas, Maria, 1923-1977; Tourel, Jennie; Reeves, George; Ginastera, Alberto, 1916-1983; Nin-Culmell, Joaquín, 1908-2004; Chopin, Frédéric, 1810-1849; Witwicki, Stefan, 1801-1847; Zaleski, Bohdan, 1802-1886; Bizet, Georges, 1838-1875; Supervía, Conchita, 1895-1936
Recording Date:  11/23/1990


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