Vocal Recital: Works from the William Crawford III Rare Music Collection

Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 3:00pm
FREE

The UW Music Library received a generous bequest in 2014 from New York resident William Crawford III of a collection of rare musical scores. The collection includes about 720 items of mostly first edition, first printing of vocal music from Henry Purcell (1697), to György Ligeti (1978), and beyond. In this free concert, Voice students of Thomas Harper and Kari Ragan perform selections from the collection.

 

 

Program Detail 

Denna Good-Mojab, soprano      
Ingrid Verhulsdonk, accompanist

from La Serva Padrona:  

Stizzoso, mio stizzoso.................. Giovanni Pergolesi (1710-1736)

Les roses d'Ispahan.................................. Gabriel Faurè (1845-1924)

from Die Entfuehrung aus dem Serail: 

Welche Wonne................................... W. A. Mozart (1756-1791)

 

Anthony James, tenor                  
Ingrid Verhulsdonk, accompanist

from Romeo et Juliette: 

Ah, lève-toi, soleil......................... Charles Gounod (1818-1893)

from La Bohème:

Che gelida manina........................ Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)

from Gianni Schicchi: 

Avete torto.................................... Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)

 

Patrick Borror, baritone                                  
Andrew Romanick, accompanist

from Le Nozze di Figaro: 

Hai gia vinta la causa.......................... W. A. Mozart (1756-1791)

from Gianni Schicchi: 

Ah! che zucconi!............................ Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)

 

Margaret Boeckman, mezzo-soprano
Andrew Romanick, accompanist

from Vanessa: 

Must the Winter Come So Soon?....... Samuel Barber (1910-1981)

Après un Rêve.......................................... Gabriel Faurè (1845-1924)

from Carmen: 

The Seguidilla.................................. Georges Bizet (1838-1875)

 

Katrina Deininger, soprano
Ingrid Verhulsdonk, accompanist

from Die Zauberfloete:  

Ach, ich fuls........................................ W. A. Mozart (1756-1791)

from Gianni Schicci:

O, mio babbino caro...................... Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)

from L’elisir d’amore: 

Prendi, per me si libero............... Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848)

 

Emerald Lessley, soprano
Casey Cross, accompanist

from The Holdy Sonnets of John Donne..... Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)

from Così fan tutte

Come Scoglio....................................... W. A. Mozart (1756-1791)

 

About the Collection

The William Crawford III Rare Music Collection is a bequest of rare music scores from the estate of William Crawford to the University of Washington Music Library. The collection, which includes mostly opera scores and other vocal music, arrived in Seattle in February 2014 and consists of about 700 mostly first-edition rare music scores. 

 Composers represented in this collection span from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries and include Giovanni da Palestrina (c. 1525-1594), Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), Franz Schubert (1797-1828), Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835), Richard Wagner (1813-1883), Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901), Johannes Brahms (1833-1897), Georges Bizet (1838-1875), Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924), Claude Debussy (1862-1918), Richard Strauss (1864-1949), Maurice Ravel (1875-1937), Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971), Samuel Barber (1910-1981), Benjamin Britten (1913-1976), Dmitrii Shostakovich (1906-1975), Arvo Pärt (b. 1925), and many others. 

Crawford, a native New Yorker and opera aficionado, collected the music over four decades, slowly expanding to the current size. Crawford’s career was in arts management and his clients included the Spoleto Festival in Italy, the Joffrey Ballet, and music comedian Peter Schickele, better known as P.D.Q. Bach.  William Crawford III passed away in October 2013 in New York City.  

 Learn more about the William Crawford III Rare Music Collection here.