“America’s favorite mezzo” Susan Graham (Gramophone) returns to the stage where she made her New York recital debut, bringing her lustrous voice and exquisite tones to Schumann’s beloved song cycle Frauenliebe und -leben, in dialogue with works by Fauré, Mahler, Strauss, and others, accompanied by pianist Malcolm Martineau.



The Program

Schumann:             Seit ich ihn gesehen, from Frauenliebe und -leben

Grieg:                      Møte, Op. 67, No. 4

Strauss:                   Seitdem dein Aug’ in meines schaute, Op. 17, No. 1


Schumann:              Er, der Herrlichste von allen, from Frauenliebe und -leben

John Dankworth:     Shall I compare thee to a Summer’s day?

Fauré:                       Chanson d’amour

Ture Rangström:      Melodi

Rorem:                     O you whom I often and silently come


Schumann:              Ich kann’s nicht fassen, nicht glauben, from Frauenliebe und -leben

Grieg:                      Jeg elsker dig, Op. 5, No. 3

Fauré:                      Au bord de l’eau


Schumann:             Du Ring an meinem Finger, from Frauenliebe und -leben

Mahler:                   Rheinlegendchen

Turina:                     Los dos miedos


Schumann:             Helft mir, ihr Schwestern, from Frauenliebe und -leben

Schumann:             Lied der Braut aus dem Liebesfrühling I

Schumann:             Lied der Braut aus dem Liebesfrühling II

Ravel:                     Tout gai!




Duparc:                  Phidylé

Debussy:                La chevelure

Schumann:            Süsser Freund, du blickest, from Frauenliebe und -leben.


Poulenc:                 Le carafon

Tchaikovsky:          Cradle Song

Strauss:                  Wiegenliedchen, Op. 49, No. 3

Schumann:            An meinem Herzen, an meiner Brust, from Frauenliebe und -leben


Berlioz:                  Absence

Granados:             La maja dolorosa 2: ¡oh, muerte cruel!

Quilter:                  How should I your true love know?

Schumann:           Nun hast du mir den ersten Schmerz getan, from Frauenliebe und -leben

“Once Graham opens her mouth, a listener can only submit to a lustrous voice that abounds in expressive colors.”
– Cleveland Plain Dealer


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Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano
Malcolm Martineau, piano

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 7:30 pm Alice Tully Hall

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