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Folk Stories - Songs By Beethoven, Britten, Mahler, Respighi

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Folk Stories - Songs By Beethoven, Britten, Mahler, Respighi
Folk Stories - Songs By Beethoven, Britten, Mahler, Respighi


On this Hybrid SACD recording 'Folk Stories', young multi-award winning mezzo-soprano Cora Burggraaf is joined by the pianist Simon Lepper, cellist Floris Mijnders, and highly-regarded violinist Liza Ferschtman. The disc features folk songs and arrangements by composers ranging from Beethoven, Brahms, and Mahler to some of the most important figures of the 20th century, including Britten, Bartók, and Sibelius.

The Dutch mezzo-soprano Cora Burggraaf graduated with distinction from the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague in 2002. She pursued her vocal studies in London at the Royal College of Music and the National Opera Studio. She has been the recipient of many prizes including the 2009/2010 ECHO Rising Star Award, the 2006 Elizabeth Everts Prize, the second prize in the International Vocalist Competition Den Bosch 2004, the 2003 Maggie Teyte Prize and the Miriam Licette Scholarship. Her studies in London were funded by the Dutch Fonds voor de Podiumkunsten and the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds. In opera, Burggraaf has appeared at the Salzburg Festival, the Royal Opera House in London (for which she was named "Most Promising Newcomer of the Year" by The Observer), San Francisco Opera, Welsh National Opera, The Netherlands Opera, Garsington Opera, Opéra de Bordeaux and at the Aix-en-Provence Festival, BBC Proms and the Gergiev Festival.

Personnel: Cora Burggraaf (mezzo-soprano), Simon Lepper (piano), Liza Ferschtman (violin), Floris Mijnders (cello)


  1. Name
  2. Spoken folk text: A Sprig of Thyme (traditional)
  3. Johannes Brahms: Volks-Kinderlieder, No. 13 - Marienwürmchen
  4. Deutsche Volkslieder, No. 6 - Da unten im Tale
  5. Ludwig van Beethoven: Irish Folksong WoO 153, No. 6 - Sad and luckless
  6. Irish Folksongs WoO 152, No. 1 - The return to Ulster
  7. No. 11 - Thou Emblem of Faith
  8. No. 8 - Come draw we round
  9. Gustav Mahler: Des Knaben Wunderhorn, No. 4 - Wer hat dies Liedlein erdacht
  10. No.10 - Lob des hohen Verstandes
  11. Benjamin Britten: The Plough Boy
  12. O Waly, Waly
  13. The bonny Earl o' Moray
  14. Il est quelqu'un sur terre
  15. Quand j'étais chez mon père
  16. Ottorino Respighi: Quattro liriche - Antica poesia popolare armena, No, non è morto il figlio tuo
  17. La mamma è come il pane caldo
  18. Io sono il madre
  19. Béla Bartók: 20 Hungarian Folksongs, No. 2 Régi keserves
  20. 8 Hungarian Folksongs, No. 3 Aszszonyok, aszszonyok
  21. No. 2 Istenem, istenem
  22. No. 5 Ha kimegyek arr' a magos tetöre
  23. Jean Sibelius: Five Songs, No. 1 - Den forsta kyssen op. 37
  24. Six Songs, No. 4 - Säv, säv, susa op. 36
  25. Five Songs, No. 5 - Flickan kom ifrån sin älsklings möte op. 37
  26. Jan Vogel: Ketelbinkie
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