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Historical Piano Concerts Series
at the
Ashburnham Community Church

Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.

         James Dargan, baritone   Mark Whitlock ,piano James Dargan, baritone
Mark Whitlock, piano

A Program of Mahler Lieder

Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, Opus 32     Songs of a Wayfarer     (Composed 1881-86, not published until 1897)
Gustav Mahler
Wenn mein Schatz Hochzeit macht     When my sweetheart is married
Ging heut’ morgen über’s Feld     I went this morning over the field
Ich hab' ein glühend Messer     I have a gleaming knife
Die zwei blauen Augen von meinem Schatz     The two blue eyes of my beloved


Piano Sonata in a, Opus posthumous 143, D 784    (Composed 1823, Published 1839)
          1st movement:  Allegro giusto
Franz  Schubert
Funf Rückert-Lieder     Songs after Rückert (is a song cycle based on poems written by Friedrich Rückert, active ‎1814-1866.)
2.  Ich atmet’ einen Linden Duft     I breathed the scent of Linden Tree blossoms   (1901)
5.  Liebst du um Schönheit     Lov’st thou only beauty   (1902)
3.  Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen     I have been lost to this world   (1901)
Symphony No. 2
4. Urlicht     Primeval Light
Originally composed c. 1892-99, Urlicht was Selection No. 11 in Humoresken, which has since become known, slightly confusingly, as Lieder aus 'Des Knaben Wunderhorn'. Mahler later  incorporated Urlight into Symphony No. 2 as Selection No. 4.)

Piano by Bösendorfer, Vienna, 1877.

All pianos played in the concerts are from The Frederick Collection

Ashburnham Community Church: 84 Main Street (Rte. 12) at Chapel Street, Ashburnham, MA (GPS: 42.6359, -71.9083)

Admission: $15.00 /adult (children and students are still welcome without charge).

The building is wheelchair accessible.

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