UMD SOM Faculty Artist Recital: Linda Mabbs Remembers Benjamin Britten
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Gildenhorn Recital Hall
Soprano Linda Mabbs
Mezzo-Soprano Delores Ziegler
Tenor Gran Wilson
British 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 human beings.”
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
- On This Island, Op. 11, 1937 (W.H. Auden)
- Selections from Les Illuminations, Op. 18, 1939 (Arthur Rimbaud)
- Selections from Folk Song Arrangements, Vol. 3 British Isles,
'The Foggy, Foggy Dew'
'The Miller of Dee'
- Selections from A Charm of Lullabies, Op. 41, 1947
- Two Ballads, 1936
- Hymn to St. Cecilia, Op. 27, 1942 (W.H. Auden)
- To Lie Flat on the Back, 1937 (W.H. Auden)
- Fish on the Unruffled Lake, 1938 (W.H. Auden)
Songs, 1937-39 (W.H. Auden)
Streaming audio: listen to a playlist featuring works from this program, streamed through the Naxos Music Library database (accessible with your UMD username and password.)