Thursday 11 July 1901 3:00PM

Susan Metcalfe soprano; Victor Beigel accompanist

Mozart, Caccini, Anon and more

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  • Susan Metcalfe soprano* *Wigmore Hall Debut
  • Victor Beigel accompanist

The American soprano Susan Metcalfe was born in Florence, Italy in 1878, studying in Italy and France before making her recital debut in 1897 in New York. She gave several successful concerts internationally each year, including this first one at Wigmore Hall, and is best known now as the performing partner and wife of the brilliant Catalan cellist Pablo Casals whom she met when he accompanied her in a concert in 1904.

For this debut afternoon recital, accompanied by the pianist and teacher Victor Beigel (later a friend of Percy Grainger and John Ireland), she gave a programme of Lieder, Italian and French song, including the first performance of a setting of the Verlaine poem Mandoline by her brother-in-law René Chansarel.

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
      • Le nozze di Figaro K492
        • Deh vieni, non tardar
  • Giulio Caccini (1551-1618)
        • Amarilli, mia bella
  • Anon
        • So sweet is she (Have you seen but a whyte Lilie grow)
        • Mon coeur se recommande à vous (attributed to Orlande de Lassus)
  • Louis Spohr (1784-1859)
      • Zemire und Azor WoO 52
        • Rose softly blooming (Rose, wie bist du reizend und mild)
  • Anon
  • Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny (1729-1817)
        • O ma tendre Musette
  • Anon
        • Chantons les Amours de Jean
  • Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
        • Feldeinsamkeit Op. 86 No. 2
        • Ständchen Op. 106 No. 1
  • Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
      • Schwanengesang D957
        • Liebesbotschaft
  • Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
      • Wesendonck Lieder
        • No. 5 Träume
  • Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
        • Aufträge Op. 77 No. 5
  • Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
        • Les roses d'Ispahan Op. 39 No. 4
  • René Chansarel (1864-1945)
        • Mandoline
  • Reynaldo Hahn (1874-1947)
      • Chansons grises
        • L'Heure exquise
  • Paolo Tosti (1846-1916)
        • Ridonami la calma!
  • Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
        • Ständchen Op. 17 No. 2

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