Tuesday 25 June 1901 8:30PM

Denis O'Sullivan baritone; Kathleen Bruckshaw piano

JS Bach, Brahms, Chopin and more


  • Denis O'Sullivan baritone* *Wigmore Hall Debut
  • Kathleen Bruckshaw piano
  • Edith Ladd accompanist* *Wigmore Hall Debut
  • Henry R. Bird accompanist

Born in 1868 in San Francisco, Denis O'Sullivan studied in Italy and Paris before making his debut with the Carl Rosa Company in Dublin. He became known as a champion of Irish folk music – both in Ireland, where he performed yearly at festivals around the country, and in England where he organised singing societies to increase the popularity of traditional Irish song.

This Wigmore Hall debut was the first of several concert appearances he made here before his untimely death in 1908 and consisted of a widely varied programme of folk song settings, premières of songs by Liza Lehmann and Peter Cornelius, and more traditional works by Schumann and Schubert.

  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
        • Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV565 (arr. Carl Tausig)
  • Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
        • Ballade
  • Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
        • Scherzo
  • Arrigo Boito (1842-1918)
      • Mefistofele
        • Ecco il mondo
  • Émile Paladilhe (1844-1926)
      • Patrie!
        • Pauvre martyr obscur
  • Trad/Flemish
        • Les Compagnons de la Marjolaine
  • Trad/Zuni
        • Two Songs (arr. Carlos Troyer)
  • Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
        • Frage Op. 35 No. 9
      • Vier Husarenlieder Op. 117
        • No. 1 Der Husar, trara!
  • Trad/Scottish
        • The Bonnie Earl o' Moray (arr. Malcolm Lawson)
        • Willie's gane to Melville Castle (arr. Malcolm Lawson)
  • Peter Cornelius (1824-1874)
        • Warum sind denn die Rosen so blass? (world première)
        • Unerhört Op. 5 No. 4
        • Auftrag Op. 5 No. 6
  • Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
        • An die Leier D737
  • Liza Lehmann (1862-1918)
        • Gipsy Love-Song (world première)
  • Trad/Scottish
        • The Cavan Recruit (arr. Charlotte Milligan Fox)
  • Trad/Irish
        • The lark in the clear air (arr. Michele Esposito)
        • The leprechaun (arr. Alfred Moffat)
  • Johannes Brahms
        • Intermezzo
  • Anton Rubinstein (1829-1894)
        • Valse in A flat major
  • Wilhelm Taubert (1811-1891)
      • Klänge aus der Kinderwelt, Heft III Op. 79
        • No. 3 Vom listigen Grassmücklein (Kinderlieder (a selection))
      • Klänge aus der Kinderwelt, Heft II Op. 68
        • Trommellied
        • Butzemann
  • Edgar Stillman Kelley (1857-1944)
        • The Lady picking Mulberries
  • Trad/Irish
        • St. Senanus and the Lady (arr. Sir Charles Villiers Stanford)
        • I'm not myself at all! (arr. Mary Grant Carmichael)

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