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William Hobbs & Kate Mangiameli: From the Baltic to the Danube: Finland & Hungary - Musical Neighbors?
Start Date: 3/4/2018Start Time: 5:00 PM
End Date: 3/4/2018End Time: 6:30 PM
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From the Baltic to the Danube: Finland & Hungary - Musical Neighbors?
March 4, 2018 at 5 PM

​Rosalyn and Irwin Engelman Recital Hall

WILLIAM HOBBS, piano and KATE MANGIAMELI, soprano

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General Admission: $36
Alumni: $31
Faculty & Staff: $26
Students: $16

From the Baltic to the Danube: Finland & Hungary – Musical Neighbors?

The Finnish, Estonian and Hungarian languages share common roots despite the countries being separated by 1,200 miles. Explore their affinities and their dissimilarities through their singular musical languages. Includes solo piano and vocal music by Franz Liszt, Béla Bartók, Jean Sibelius, and Veljo Tormis.

PROGRAM: 
Selected arrangements of Hungarian, Finnish, and Estonian folk songs for voice and piano

Jean Sibelius

Finnish Folksongs arranged for piano (1901-1902)

 

Folksongs I: Celebration and Community

Volt nekem egy darú szőrü paripám (Once I had a steed as black as tar)

(Hungarian trad., arranged by Francis Korbay)

 

Minun kultani kaunis on (My sweetheart is beautiful) (Finnish trad., arranged by Dmitri Shostakovich from "Suite on Finnish Themes" [1939])

 

Küla mul ütleb (Everyone asks me to sing) (Estonian trad., arranged by Juhan Zeiger)

 

Béla Bartók (1881-1945)

Improvisations on Hungarian Peasant Songs, Op.20 (1920)

 

Folksongs II: Introspection

Hällilaul (Cradle Song) (Estonian trad., arranged by Mart Saar)

 

Repül a szán (The sleigh flies away) (Hungarian trad., arranged by Elek Erkel)

 

Läksin minä kesäyönä käymään (I went for a walk on a summer evening) (Finnish trad., arranged by Ralf Gothóni)

 

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897): Hungarian Dance number 4 (1869), based on "Repül a szán" (1869)

 

Foksongs III: Narrative and Epic

Excerpt from "Kalevala" (Finnish trad., music adapted by Börje Vähämäki, text adapted by Jean Sibelius and William Hobbs)

 

Kalvipojla Laul (Excerpt from the Estonian epic "Kalevipoeg", arranged by A. Sõber)

 

Három árva (Three Orphans) (Hungarian trad., arranged by Zoltán Kodály)

 

--INTERMISSION--

 

Franz Liszt (1811-1886) Hungarian Rhapsody no. 2 (1847)

 

Béla Bartók: Five Songs to Poems by Endre Ady (1916)

 

Ester Mägi (1922-): Vana Kannel (The Ancient Kannel) (1985)

 

Velho Tormis (1930-2017): Ten Haikus (text: Jaan Kaplinski) (1966)

 

Jean Sibelius: Luonnotar, Op. 70 (1913) for soprano and orchestra (arranged by the composer)


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