With its roots in the St. Thomas Boys Choir of Leipzig, Amarcord came together in 1992.  After performing at the Isabella Steward Gardner Museum in Boston, they visited the Fraser Performance Studio for a conversation and performance with 99.5 All Classical host Cathy Fuller and a studio audience.

On the program:

Sir Edward Elgar - Five Partsongs from the Greek Anthology, op. 45

Yea, cast me from heights of the mountains
Whether I find thee
After many a dusty mile
It’s oh! to be a wild wind
Feasting I watch

Robert Schumann - Die Minnesänger, from Sechs Lieder für vierstimmigen Männerchor, Op. 33

Carl Steinacker - An den Mond, from Sieben Gesänge für Vier Männerstimmen, Op. 11

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy - Liebe und Wein, MWV G 26, from Sechs Lieder für vierstimmigen Männerhcor, Op. 50

Orlande de Lassus - Bon jour: et puis, quelles nouvelles?, from Livre de chansons nouvelles a cinq parties, Paris 1571

Thoinot Arbeau - Belle qui tiens ma vie - Pavane, from Orchésographie, Langrès 1588

Adrian Willaert - Vecchie letrose, from Canzone villanesche alla napolitana di M. Adriano Wigliaret a quarte voci [...] Primo libro, Venegid 1544

German Folk Song, arr. Bernd Englbrecht - Es klappert die Mühle am rauschenden Bach
Korean Folk Song, arr. Juan Garcia -  A-rie-rang

Sanchez de Fuentez, arr. Amarcord - Habanera Tú

Trad. American - Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

And here is a performance of Mendelssohn’s Abendständchen, recorded in Leipzig in 2008:


(photo:  Martin Jehnichen)


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