Mary Pappert School of Music
Sr. Carole Ann Riley
Sr. Marie Agatha Ozah
Voice, Mozart, Strauss, Argento, Liszt, Rachmaninoff
This graduate recital in voice presents a wide scope of the soprano recital repertoire and explores the relationship between music and literature throughout the centuries. Mozart's "Bella mia fiamma… Resta, o cara, " K. 528 represents the Italian Classical period; the text is based on the Roman myth of the goddess Ceres. Strauss' Drei Lieder der Ophelia, Op. 67 represents German Lieder from the late-Romantic period; the set presents a German translation of Ophelia's mad scene from Shakespeare's Hamlet. Argento's Six Elizabethan Songs represent 20th-century music, but Argento draws the text from various poets of the Elizabethan era. Selected songs by Franz Liszt are representative of the French mélodie from the Romantic period; they set the text of the Romantic poet Victor Hugo. Rachmaninoff's Six Songs, Op. 38 represent the post-Romantic (nearly Impressionist) period and explore Russian Symbolist poetry.
Belczyk, R. (2011). Graduate Recital, Voice (Recital, Duquesne University). Retrieved from https://dsc.duq.edu/etd/276