Tenor Michael Harris and pianist Gregory Schulte performed the sixteen exquisite pieces of Dichterliebe (A Poet’s Love), regarded as the finest of Schumann’s song cycles, as well asworks by Schubert, Delius and Vaughan Williams. The artists are an inspired ensemble who share a deep passion for the lieder repertoire—voice in full artistic partnership with piano—and for music of all eras.
Master luthier Weldon Gray displayed his beautifully crafted early instruments and described their history, use, and design as based on his study of Medieval and Renaissance paintings and carvings. Mr. Gray and a musical assistant fascinated the audience with their demonstration of the performance and the sounds of early instruments: lute, Renaissance guitar, organistrum, hurdy-gurdy, and harps.
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Tenor Michael Harris, after his performance, shown with son William
Weldon Gray, master luthier, with the magnificent harp he handcrafted
Pianist Gregory Schulte (left) commenting on the array of early instruments
Mr. Gray’s assistant accompanies her singing of the medieval Latin hymn, Conditor alme siderum
Preparing to demonstrate the organistrum
Douglas Dahlgren––distinguished pianist listens intently to the afternoon’s music
Jeannette Schuler with her grandson, Nicholas Belfour
from left, Marjaleena Repo, Ann Burton, John Parry and Sheila Cameron-Hopkins
from left, Richard Burton, Ewen Coxworth and Joan Adair
Linked through Ethel Keele, their music teacher in the Kuroki-Wadena district, and through the Lyell Gustin Pianos Studios, left to right: Maidra Creswell (Victoria, BC), Carol Gronsdal, Mildred Kerr and Joan Halmo
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