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Thursday, January 8, 2009

Bernarda Fink performs Schubert and Dvorak with SMAT

Bernarda Fink performs Schubert and Dvorak.
The renowned Argentine-born mezzo-soprano, Bernarda Fink conquered the Montreal public and medias when she presented a recital for the ATMS in October 2004 (Salle Claude-Champagne). Her recital, with the brilliant British pianist, Roger Vignoles, remains one of the major moments of our artistic programming. It is with great pride that the artistic direction has re-invited this most distinguished artist in a program devoted to two composers: Franz Schubert and Anton Dvorak. The American pianist, Anthony Spiri will accompany her on this new North-American tour.

Wednesday, January 14. 2009, at 7:30 p.m.
Pre-lecture at 7:00 p.m.
Redpath Hall
3461 McTavish St. (metro McGill)
$ 40 Ģ $ 34 ( 65 & +) Ģ $ 25 (22 & -)
Member: $ 35 Ģ $ 30 ( 65 & +) Ģ $ 20 (22 & -)

Bernarda Fink, mezzo-soprano
Renowned for her innate musicality, Bernarda Fink has perfor-med a vast array of works from the baroque to the contemporary. She has been invited to perform which such orchestras as the philharmonic orchestras of London, Vienna and Berlin as well as Amsterdam's Concertgebouw Orchestra. She has sung under the direction of such conductors as Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Valery Gergiev, Ren Jacobs, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Philippe Herreweghe, Mariss Jansons, Sir Neville Marriner, Marc Minkowski and Riccardo Muti.
Bernarda Fink has performed at numerous festivals such as those of Salzburg, the Mozartwochen, the Printemps de Prague, London's Promenade Concerts and the Tokyo Summer Festival. She has given recitals at the Musikverein, the Konzerthaus in Vienna, in Salzburg, at the Schubertiade in Schwarzenberg and in Hohenems, at the Concertgebouw, at London's Wigmore Hall and at the Thtre des Champs-lyses in Paris as well as New York's Carnegie Hall.
This past season in Europe, she has interpreted Bach Passions and cantatas with Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Ivan Fischer. In recital, she has performed with Oleg Maisenberg and Thomas Quasthoff as well as with her brother, Marcos Fink, at Groningue and Enschede and with Genia Khmeier at the Schwarzenberg and Hohenems Schubertiades. On the operatic stage, she has performed Idamante in Luc Bondy's production of Mozart's Idomeneo under the direction of Jess Lpez Cobos in Madrid.
Bernarda Fink has participated in over sixty recordings. Many have earned prestigious prizes (Grammy Awards and Diapason d'Or), most notably the series of lieder recordings devoted to Dvorak, Schumann and Brahms for Harmonia Mundi with the pianist Roger Vignoles. Her recording of the cycles Les nuits d't (Berlioz) and Shhrazade (Ravel) also won a horde of prizes. The recently released CD of Schubert lieder with pianist, Gerold Huber was widely acclaimed by the musical press.
One of the records of the year, no doubt. Hugh Canning, The Sunday Times
Quelle artiste! Ķ elle vous vrille le cur. Profondment et durablement. Christophe Huss, Le Devoir
... a jewel in a very large crown of Schubertian glories Steven Ritter, Audiophile Audition
Ķ a lieder disc of distinction. Anna Picard, The Independent

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Auf der Riesenkoppe D 611
An die Nachtigall D 196
Der Vollmond strahlt auf
Bergeshhn D 797/3b
Frhlingsglaube D686
An Silvia D 891
Die Gtter Griechenlands D 677
Nachtviolen D 752
An den Mond D 193
Die Sternenwelten D 307
Six mlodies sur des textes de Goethe
Rastlose Liebe D 138
Geheimes D 719
Ganymed D 544
Auf dem See D 543b
Wonne der Wehmut D 260
Suleika I D 720
Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)
Biblick Pisne, op. 99
Oblak a mrkota jest vukolol neho
Slys, Boze! Slys modlitbu mou
Hospodin jest muj pastyr
PԨi Ԩekch babylonskych
Spvejte Hospodinu psen novou
Cigansk melodie, op. 55
M psen zas mi lskou zn
Aj! Kterak trojhranec muj
pԨerozkosn zvon
A les je tichy kolem kol
Kdyz mne star matka zpvat,
zpvat uvala
Struna naladna, hochu, to se v kole
Sirok rukvy a sirok gat
Dejte klec jestԨňbu ze zlata ryzho

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