Song at Wolfson: A Celebration of Ukrainian Song with Rozanna Madylus
09 June 2022, 18:00 - 19:00
This concert is presented in support of the DEC Ukraine appeal. Thanks to generous support from Breckon & Breckon, all costs of the concert are covered and 100% of ticket sales will go directly to the DEC. Although seating is unreserved as usual, tickets are priced at £15, £20 and £25 to help raise as much as possible. If you would like to donate further, please click here to give directly to DEC.
British-Ukrainian mezzo-soprano Rozanna Madylus is a former Oxford Lieder Young Artist and we are delighted to welcome her for this special programme of Ukrainian song. The programme will be introduced by Philip Bullock, setting the rich history of Ukrainian music in a wider cultural context.
Rozanna includes songs by Mykola Lysenko, the foremost 19th-century Ukrainian composer, as well as Yakiv Stepovyi and Kyrylo Stetsenko. She and pianist Sholto Kynoch also perform songs by Stefania Turkewich, increasingly recognised as one of the most important Ukrainian composers of the 20th century: she studied in Vienna and Berlin with Joseph Marx and Arnold Schoenberg, before fleeing the Soviets in 1946 and moving to England, where she died in Cambridge in 1977. Some of her songs were only discovered in 2010.
With selected folk songs also included, this promises to be a very special occasion, celebrating Ukrainian culture, music and poetry, and supporting the immense humanitarian efforts required by the Ukrainian people at this terrible time.
Mykola Vitaliyovych Lysenko (1842 - 1912)Reve ta stohne Dnipr shirokyj, 'The wide Dnipro river roars and groans'
Mykola Vitaliyovych Lysenko (1842 - 1912)
- 1. Koly nastav chudovyj Maj, 'Spring awoke my heart'
- 2. Choho tak poblidly trojandy jasni, 'Why have the roses grown pale'
- 3. Z moho tjazhkoho sumu, 'My deep sadness'
- 4. Ne zhal’ meni, 'I do not regret'
- 5. Vsi ljudy, kokhana, durni, 'The world is dull, the world is blind'
- 6. Na lychen’ku u tebe, 'To thy cheeks, the fire of summer'
- 7. V rozkishnij tajemnychij, 'In luxurious, mysterious beauty'
- 8. Tebe, moja ljubko jedyna, 'On the wings of songs'
- 9. U mene buv kokhanyj, ridnyj kraj, 'A dream'
- 10. Divchyno, rybalon’ko ljuba, 'Dear maiden of the sea'
- 11. U sni ja plakav, 'In my dream, I wept'
- 12. Nache ta, shcho z khvyl’ vrodylasja, 'She who was born of the waves'
Stefania Turkewich (1898 - 1977)Pavuk, 'The Spider'
- Sukhi moji ochi, 'I cannot weep'
- Hutsulka, 'A mountain lass'
Kyrylo Hryhorovych Stetsenko (1882 - 1922)Davol’na!, 'Enough!'
- Vjet’sja Stezhka, 'A winding path'
- Nebo z morem obnjalosja, 'The skies embraced the seas'
Yakiv Stepovyi (1883 - 1921)Ni, ne spivaj pisen’ veselych, 'No, do not sing happy songs'
- Utoptala stezchechku, 'A narrow pathway'