"The Jade Mountain" This recital has as its theme the culture of a house and a family: the Rosen House at Caramoor and the wide-ranging musical and artistic taste of the couple that created this remarkable place, Walter Rosen and his wife Lucie Bigelow Rosen.
There are as many ways to assemble a selection of songs for a recital as there are singers and songs multiplied together. Songs can be grouped by composer, by historical period, language or nationality, by poet, by subject matter, or by any combination of these. This evening’s recital has as its theme the culture of a house and a family: the Rosen House at Caramoor and the wide-ranging musical and artistic taste of the couple that created this remarkable place, Walter Rosen and his wife Lucie Bigelow Rosen.
In addition to his success as a banker and passionate art collector, Walter Rosen was a fine pianist, and his wife Lucie became a virtuoso exponent of the first electronic instrument, the theremin, touring widely to give concerts on the instrument and commissioning new works for it. The Rosens performed, themselves, and hosted many artists in concerts in their own music room.
For this program, Charlotte de Rothschild has chosen a wide variety of familiar and little-known works from the repertory of the art song worldwide, reflecting the interests and tastes of the Rosens: their passion for music, their love of beautiful gardens, and their tireless and wide-ranging art collecting (especially the Asian art, as signified by the sources and texts of some of these songs).
© Steven Ledbetter (www.stevenledbetter.com)
The Jade Mountain
Songs inspired by the Rosen collection
Charlotte de Rothschild – soprano, Danielle Perrett – harp
|Music for a while (Oedipus)||Henry Purcell (1659-1695)|
|Adam lay ybounden||Peter Warlock (1894-1930)|
|Corpus Christi carol||Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)|
|The Warning (Cupid)||James Hook (1746-1827)|
|Angels, ever bright and fair (Theodora)
O had I Jubal's lyre (Joshua)
|George Frederick Handel (1685-1759)|
|King David||Herbert Howells (1892-1983)|
|Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (harp solo)||George Frederick Handel|
|Die Lotosblume||Robert Schumann (1810-1856)|
|The Jade Mountain
A night thought on Terrace Tower
On hearing her play the harp
An Autumn night message
A song of the southern river
Farewell to a Japanese Buddhist priest bound homeward
|Edmund Rubbra (1901-1991)|
|Haru (Spring)||Dan Ikuma (1924-2001)|
|An die Musik||Franz Schubert (1797-1828)|
|To the Queen of Heaven||Thomas Dunhill (1877-1946)|
|Weep you no more, sad fountains||Roger Quilter (1877-1953)|
|La lettre du Jardinier||Marcel Tournier (1879-1951)|
|Peony||Do Nan Cho arr. Ronn Branton|
|La Pastorella delle Alpi||Goachino Rossini (1792-1868)|