KPFA-FM Music Dept. ➔ Morning Concert: Emily Dickinson, Maria Callas, & Jennie Tourel, 2 of 2

Analog Audio

Event Type
Program Series
Morning Concert
Program Length
133 min
2 of 2
| broadcast
| 1990-11-23 | created
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.
Art songs
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
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)
Art songs
Songs (High voice) with piano
Song cycles
Operas -- Excerpts