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Doing it for Mum

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Mother’s Day

For this special day, a diverse selection of songs for mother, from mother, by mother and about mother.

Playlist: 

 

  1. Hendrik Andriessen – ‘Crucifixion’ from: Miroir de Peine – lyrics: Henri Ghéon
    Elly Ameling, soprano and Albert de Klerk, organ
  2. Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy – ‘Ave Maria’
    Ruth Ziesak, soprano and Gerold Huber, piano
  3. Bertha Wegener-Koopman – ‘Stabat Mater’ from: Vier Lieder
    Ingrid Kapelle, soprano and Miklos Schwalb, piano
  4. Maarten Kooy – ‘Mein Jüdisch Kind’ – lyrics: Hadasa Rubin
    Susanne Weide and Kees Paasen, violin
  5. Benedict Weisser (arrangement) – ‘Mayn Yiddische Mama’
    Ben-Zion Miller, Alberto Mizrahi, Naftali Herstik
    Nederlands Theater Orkest conducted by Jules van Hessen
  6. Hanns Eisler – ‘Mutter Beimlein’ – lyrics: Bertold Brecht
    Eisler Trio (soprano, guitar and cello)
  7. Hanns Eisler – ‘Mein Sohn, was immer auch aus dir werde’
    from: 4 Wiegenlieder für Arbeitermütter – lyrics: Bertold Brecht.
    Anne Dammers, vocals and René Veen, piano
  8. Dmitri Shostakovich – ‘My son is the sweetest in the world’ (Kolibelnaya)
    From: Jewish People poetry op.79a
    Nathalie Stuzmann, alto. Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Neeme Järvi
  9. Johannes Brahms – ‘Ach Moder, ich will en Ding han’
    Soprano Elly Ameling and pianist Norman Shetler
  10. Johannes Brahms – ‘Die Trauernde’ from: Sechs Lieder op.7
    Baritone Evert Jan Nagtegaal and pianist Noël Lee
  11. Young/Olcott/Ball – ‘Mother Machree’ (Irish)
    Tenor John McCormack (Historical recording)
  12. Paolo Tosti – ‘Ohè! Mamma’ – lyrics: Raffaele Petrosemolo
    Mezzo soprano Mariana Gentile and Isabella Crisante, piano
  13. Pjotr Iljitsj Tsjaikovski – Sleep my child, go to sleep now’ op.16 no.1 (Kolibehaya) – lyrics: Apollo Maikov
    Joan Rodgers, soprano and Roger Vignoles, piano
  14. Geza Frid – ‘Cradle Song’ from: Nursery rhymes op.53 – lyrics: Annie M.G. Schmidt
    Erna Spoorenberg, soprano and Rinus Groot (live recording)
  15. Robert Schumann – ‘An meinen Herzen’ from: Frauenliebe und – leben op.44 no.7 – lyrics: Adalbert von Chamiso
    Alto Janet Baker and Daniël Barenboim
  16. Charles Ives – ‘Songs my mother taught me’
    lyrics: Adolf Heyduk, narrator: N. MacFarren
    Baritone Charles van Tassel and Marien van Nieukerken
  17. Gu Jian-Feng – ‘Zhu Guang Li De Ma Ma’ (Mum by Candlelight)
    lyrics: Wang Jian and Li Chunli
    Tenor Jingma Fan and Reinild Mees, piano
  18. Richard Strauss – ‘Muttertändelei’ op.43 no.2 – lyrics: Gottfried Bürger
    Janet Baker, alto. London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Adrian Boult
  19. H.T. Burleigh (arrangement) – ‘Sometimes I feel like a motherless Child’
    Derek Lee Ragin, male alto and Moses Hogan, piano
  20. Carl Nielsen –‘ Solen Er Saa Rød, Mor’
    Merete Hjortsö, soprano and Kaja Bundgaard, piano

 

Poems:

The Mother’ – Geerten Gossaert
The earthworm and his mother’ – Annie M.G. Schmidt
The mother woman’ – Martinus Nijhof

 

 

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