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Relive Susan Graham’s Celebrity Series Performance


Susan Graham and pianist Bradley Moore at NEC’s Jordan Hall.

Celebrity Series was thrilled to present mezzo-soprano Susan Graham in a riveting recital last spring with pianist Bradley Moore at NEC’s Jordan Hall.

Susan Graham—dubbed “America’s favorite mezzo” by Gramophone magazine—rose to the highest echelon of international artists within just a few years of her professional debut. Throughout her career, this distinctly American artist has been recognized as one of the foremost exponents of French vocal music, but her range of repertoire and genres is truly vast.

Her Celebrity Series program, entitled “Frauenliebe und-leben: Variations,” was as an anthology program that used Schumann’s song cycle as a departure for songs by Strauss, Poulenc, Fauré, Duparc, and more.

WCRB now invites you to relive this emotional performance from April 29, 2016, in an on-demand recording.


You can view the full program below, and follow along with translations here.

Frauenliebe und-leben: Variations

  • Schumann – Frauenliebe und -leben: Seit ich ihn gesehen, Op. 42 No. 1
  • Grieg – Møte, from Haugtussa, Op. 67 No. 4
  • Strauss – Seitdem dein Aug’ in meines schaute, Op. 17 No. 1
  • Schumann – Frauenliebe und -leben: Er, der Herrlichste von allen, Op. 42 No. 2
  • Dankworth – Sonnet No. 18: Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
  • Fauré – Chanson d’amour, Op. 27 No. 2
  • Rangström – Melodi, from Fem dikter
  • Rorem – O You Whom I Often and Silently Come (1961)
  • Schumann – Frauenliebe und -leben: Ich kann’s nicht fassen, nicht glauben, Op. 42 No. 3
  • Grieg – Jeg elsker dig, from Hjertets Melodier, Op. 5 No. 3
  • Fauré – Au bord de l’eau, Op. 8 No. 1
  • Schumann – Frauenliebe und -leben: Du Ring an meinem Finger, Op. 42 No. 4
  • Mahler – Rheinlegendechen, from Das Knaben Wunderhorn
  • Turina – Los dos miedos, from Poema en forma de conciones, Op. 18 No. 4
  • Schumann – Frauenliebe und -leben: Helft mir, ihr Schwestern, Op. 42 No. 5
  • Schumann – Mutter, Mutter, glaube nicht (Lied der Braut I), from Myrten, Op. 25
  • Schumann – Lass mich ihm am Busen hangen (Lied der Braut II), from Myrten, Op. 25
  • Ravel – Tout gai! from Cinq mélodies populaires grecques
  • Duparc – Phidylé
  • Debussy – La chevelure, from Les chansons de Bilitis, L. 97, No. 2
  • Schumann – Frauenliebe und -leben: Süsser Freund, du blickest, Op. 42 No. 6
  • Poulenc – Le carafon, from La courte Paille, FP 178, No. 6
  • Tchaikovsky – Lullaby, Op. 16 No. 1
  • Strauss – Wiegenliedchen, from Acht Lieder, op. 49 No. 3
  • Schumann – Frauenliebe und -leben: An meinem Herzen, an meiner Brust, Op. 42 No. 7
  • Berlioz – L’absence, from Les nuits d’été, Op. 7 No. 4
  • Granados – Oh muerte cruel! La maja dolorosa, No. 1 from Tonadillas en un estilo antiguo, H. 136
  • Quilter – How should I your true love know? from Four Shakespeare Songs, Op. 30 No. 3
  • Schumann – Frauenliebe und -leben: Nun hast du mir den esten Schmerz getan, Op. 42 No. 7
  • Hahn – A Chloris
  • Rodgers & Hammerstein, arr. Mathis – Hello, Young Lovers, from The King and I

Performance Photos by Robert Torres

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