A Program for Mother’s Day

May 9, 2020, 4:30 pm

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They nurture us, they teach us, and they love us as we will hear in musical selections. Celebrating Mother’s Day weekend are Leyla Gencer, Marilyn Horne, Lily Pons, and Noël Coward. Yo-Yo Ma with Patricia Zander will be heard in “Songs My Mother Taught Me.”


“Senza mamma” from Suor Angelica by Giacomo Puccini
Leyla Gencer, soprano; Symphonic Radio Orchestra of Milan; Alfredo Simonetto, conductor
(Milan 1957. MYTO 1 MCD 951.122)

“Prison Scene” from Le prophète by Giacomo Meyerbeer
Marilyn Horne, mezzo-soprano; Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Henry Lewis, conductor
(London 1965. DECCA B0001512-2)

“Songs My Mother Taught Me” by Antonín Dvořák
Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Patricia Zander, piano
(London 1982. LP: COLUMBIA 7464-37280-1)

“Maman, dites-moi” 18th century bergerette
Lily Pons, soprano; Columbia Chamber Orchestra; Hershy Kay, conductor
(New York 1953. LP: COLUMBIA AL 53)

“Mrs. Worthington” by Noël Coward
Noël Coward, singer and actor; with orchestra
(London 1935. ANGEL 2 CDP 54921-2)