Tuesday & Wednesday, May 27 & 28, 8pm
Pre-concert talks at 7:15pm
Trinity St. Paul's Centre, 427 Bloor Street West, Toronto

We end our season with two great romantic song cycles, expressing the full range of the lover's experience – ardour and bitterness, passion, dreams, honesty and irony, joy and pain. We pair these well-known and beloved works with two eloquently lyrical Canadian pieces.


Alexander Dobson, baritone
Stewart Arnott, actor/reader


John Beckwith: Love Lines for baritone, string trio and double bass. Poetry by William Congreve, Ben Jonson, Oscar Hammerstein II, Dante Gabriel Rossetti.
Gabriel Fauré: La Bonne chanson for baritone, string quintet and piano. Text by Paul Verlaine. (audio sample)
Alexander Rapoport: Fragments of Verlaine for baritone and string qintet. Text by Paul Verlaine. (audio sample)
Robert Schumann: Dichterliebe, arr. by Harold Birston for baritone and string quartet. Text by Heinrich Heine, from 'Lyrisches Intermezzo'. (audio sample)


Selections from the letters and diaries of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Lord Byron,  Elizabeth Smart and others.

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