Cecília Rodrigues

Main Programme

Venue: Monastery of Alcobaça - Granary

Women Composers and the Song

Voice Recital


For many years we only knew the music of Mendelssohn's sister and the wives of Schumann and Mahler.  With the widening of interest in other repertoires and with musicological studies and new music editions we discovered that there was much more and much more varied. If there is a problem today it is only the excess of material to make known. And what a long list of names that deserve to be talked about and heard! In this programme we will only be able to invoke a part of this repertoire, one song per composer, there is not enough time for more. We will stick to the 19th and 20th centuries if we do not include any personality still alive. We hope in this way to arouse your curiosity!

Alma Schindler-Mahler (1879–1964)
Die stille Stadt (Richard Dehmel)
Clara Schumann (1819–1896)
Warum willst du and’re fragen Op. 12 n.º 11 (Friedrich Rückert)
Fanny Mendelssohn (1805–1847)
Nach Süden Op. 10 n.º 1

Bettina Von Arnim (1785–1859)
Aus Faust: O schaudre nicht (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
Louise Bertin
Romance d’Esmeralda (Victor Hugo)

Maria Malibran (1808–1836)
I saw the weep (Lord Byron)
Pauline Viardot (1821–1910)
Lamento (Théophile Gautier)
Marie Jaëll (1846–1925)
Causeries de Vagues (Jean Richepin)

Augusta Holmès (1847–1903)
Souvenir (Augusta Holmès)
Cécile Chaminade (1857–1944)
Malgré nous (Rosemonde Gérard)
Mel Bonis (1858–1937)
Le chat sur le toit Op. 93 n.º 1 (R. du Costal)
Liza Lehman (1862–1918)
There are fairies at the bottom of our garden (Rose Fyleman)

Francine Benoit (1894–1990)
Fala ao coração (António Nobre)
Berta Alves De Sousa (1906–1997)
Canção marinha (Teixeira de Pascoaes)

Henriette Bosmans (1895–1952)
Le diable dans la nuit (Paul Fort)
Nadia Boulanger (1887–1979)
Mon cœur (Albert Samain)
Lili Boulanger (1893–1918)
Reflets (Maurice Maeterlinck)
Germaine Taileferre (1892–1983)
Souvent un air de vérité (Voltaire)
Claude Arrieu (1903–1990)
Attendez le prochain bateau (Louise de Vilmorin)

Amy Beach (1867–1944)
When Mama sings (Louise Barili)
Margaret Ruthven Lang (1867–1972)
Snowflakes Op. 50 n.º 3 (John Vance Cheney)
Chiquinha Gonzaga (1847–1935)
Lua Branca

Cecília Rodrigues, soprano*
João Paulo Santos, piano

*1st Prize (ex-aequo) of the XXIII Estoril Interpretation Contest (2022)

Non-Stop · Partnership: Estoril Interpretation Contest (Estoril Lisboa Festival) - 1st Prize (ex-aequo) of the XXIII edition (2022)

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