A Program for Gay Pride Weekend

June 27, 2020, 4:30 pm

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For a special one-hour program beginning at 4:30pm, Larry showcases the talents of gay composers Gian Carlo Menotti, Reynaldo Hahn, and Michael Tippett. Also featured are Peter Pears, Nathan Lane, Josephine Baker, Donald Gramm, and pianists, Earl Wild, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, and more.


“Vissi d’arte” from Tosca by Giacomo Puccini
Jean‐Yves Thibaudet, piano
(Germany 2006. DECCA B0008431‐02)

“L’Invitation au voyage” by Henry Duparc
Pierre Bernac, baritone; Francis Poulenc, piano
(Paris 1945. EMI CDH 7 69744 2)

“Lettre d’amour” by Reynaldo Hahn
Guy Ferrant, singer; Reynaldo Hahn, piano
(Paris 1937. MARSTON 820n1512 C)

Boyhood’s End, cantata for tenor & piano 4. “To ride at noon on the hottest days” and The Heart’s Assurance, song cycle for soprano or tenor & piano 4. “The Dancer” by Michael Tippett
Peter Pears, tenor; Noel Mewton‐Wood, piano
(England 1952. DECCA 478 2413)

Act I “Introduction” and “Must the winter come so soon?” from Vanessa by Samuel Barber and Gian Carlo Menotti
Susan Graham, soprano; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin, conductor
(London 2003. CHANOS CSHA 5032 2)

“Act I. Interlude” and “The Kiss” Prima Donna by Rufus Wainwright
BBC Symphony Orchestra; Jayce Ogren, conductor
(London 2015. DGG 00289 479 5341)

“Ah! Un foco insolito” from Don Pasquale Gaetano Donizetti
Donald Gramm, bass-baritone; London Symphony Orchestra; Sarah Caldwell, conductor
(London 1978. EMI 5 66031 2)

“La donna è mobile” from Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi
Michael Fabiano, tenor; London Symphony Orchestra; Enrique Mazzola, conductor
(London 2018. PENTATONE B07R854151)

Variations of “I Got Rhythm” by George Gershwin
Earl Wild, piano; Boston Pops Orchestra; Arthur Fiedler, conductor
(Boston 1961. SONY 88875030742‐02)

“Penny in My Pocket” from Hello, Dolly! By Jerry Herman
David Hyde‐Pierce, singer; Orchestra
(New York 2017. MASTERWORKS BROADWAY 88985 40592 2)

“J’attendrai” by Nino Rastelli
Josephine Baker with Orchestra
(Paris 1959. RCA VICTOR 09026‐61668‐2)

“Betrayed” from The Producers by Mel Brooks
Nathan Lane with Orchestra
(New York 2001. SONY SK 8954)

“I Went To A Marvelous Party” by Noel Coward
Noel Coward, self-accompanied on piano
(New York 1956. SONY MDK 47253)