Monday 2 December 1901 3:00PM

Olive Rae soprano; Sydney Poyser bass; Dettmar Dressel violin; Henry R. Bird accompanist; Albert Mallinson accompanist

Brahms, Mendelssohn, Grieg and more

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  • Olive Rae soprano* *Wigmore Hall Debut
  • Sydney Poyser bass* *Wigmore Hall Debut
  • Dettmar Dressel violin
  • Henry R. Bird accompanist
  • Albert Mallinson accompanist

Both making their Wigmore Hall debut in this varied recital of European song, young soprano Olive Rae and bass Sydney Poyser had already appeared together in a recital at Steinway Hall the previous year, where they were applauded for the charm and intelligence of their performances. Poyser had what reviewers described as 'a true basso profondo', which he used to his advantage in the Handel aria Se un bell'ardire (sung in English as Droop not, young lover), while Rae's command of multiple languages meant she was as comfortable in Massenet's Si tu veux, Mignonne as Brahms's Feldeinsamkeit or three songs by British composer Albert Mallinson.

They were joined by the violinist Dettmar Dressel, whose studies with Wilhelmj had led to a successful concert career and who appeared many times at Wigmore Hall during its first decade, and accompanied by the indefatigable Henry R. Bird.

  • Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
        • Feldeinsamkeit Op. 86 No. 2
  • Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
        • Bei der Wiege Op. 47 No. 6
  • Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
        • En svane Op. 25 No. 2
        • Med en primula veris Op. 26 No. 4
  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
        • Vergiss mein nicht, vergiss mein nicht BWV505
  • George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
      • Ezio HWV29
        • Se un bell'ardire
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
        • Io ti lascio K.Anh.245
  • Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst (1814-1865)
        • Hungarian Fantasie
  • George Frideric Handel
      • Alcina HWV34
        • Verdi prati
  • Josef Dessauer (1798-1876)
        • Le retour des promis
  • Jules Massenet (1842-1912)
        • A Colombine: sérénade d'Arlequin
        • Sérénade de Zanetto
        • Si tu veux, Mignonne
  • Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
      • Schwanengesang D957
        • Aufenthalt
  • Johannes Brahms
        • Mit vierzig Jahren ist der Berg ersteigen Op. 94 No. 1
  • Adolf Jensen (1837-1879)
        • Alt Heidelberg, du feine Op. 34
  • Henry Vieuxtemps (1820-1881)
        • Rêverie Op. 22 No. 3
  • Albert Mallinson (1870-1946)
        • Eleanore
        • New Year's song
        • Baby
  • Georg Goltermann (1824-1898)
        • Gebet
        • Wanderlied Op. 26 No. 2
  • Liza Lehmann (1862-1918)
      • In a Persian Garden
        • No. 10 Myself when young

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