UMD SOM Faculty Artist Recital: Linda Mabbs Remembers Benjamin Britten
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Gildenhorn Recital Hall
composer Benjamin Britten did not write music for the “cultured-few.” He
believed his works should be “listenable-to,” and declared, “I write music for
Faculty artist Linda Mabbs is joined by UMD School of
Music faculty and students in the first of several performances that commemorate
the centennial of composer Benjamin Britten’s birth.
Mabbs, who knew
Britten during the last year of his life, will share stories about the composer
and perform his works for soprano. Professor Mabbs will be joined by
This Island, Op. 11, 1937 (W.H. Auden)
from Les Illuminations, Op. 18, 1939 (Arthur Rimbaud)
- Selections from Folk Song Arrangements, Vol. 3 British Isles,
Foggy, Foggy Dew'
Miller of Dee'
from A Charm of Lullabies, Op. 41, 1947
to St. Cecilia, Op. 27, 1942 (W.H. Auden)
Lie Flat on the Back, 1937 (W.H. Auden)
on the Unruffled Lake, 1938 (W.H. Auden)
Songs, 1937-39 (W.H. Auden)
listen to a playlist featuring works from this program, streamed
through the Naxos Music
Library database (accessible with your UMD username and password.)
Don't miss these recordings by faculty artists
Delores Ziegler, and
Rita Sloan, held in the collections of MSPAL!