If you've been to a student recital before, you probably expect to hear something like a traditional concert by a touring artist.
Recitals by doctoral students are a somewhat different affair. In the course of completing the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at New England Conservatory, performance majors present not just one, but three full-length recitals, for which they also write program notes. Composers present a recital of their chamber music, then complete a large-scale original work. In both cases, it's an opportunity to observe multiple facets of an emerging artist.
Schubert: Die schöne Müllerin (text by Wilhelm Müller)
The Poet as the Prologue (spoken)
Danksagung an den Bach
Life at the Mill (spoken)
Des Müllers Blumen
Mit dem grünen Lautenbande
Eifersucht und Stolz
First pain, last joy (spoken)
Die liebe Farbe
Die böse Farbe
The Forget-me-Flower (spoken)
Der Müller und der Bach
Des Baches Wiegenleied
The Poet’s Epilogue (spoken)
Patricia Au is the recipient of the Charlotte Cohen Milman Scholarship.
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