Beyond the Fair

A Song Recital
Beth Anne Hatton, soprano
Brian Mountford, piano

Music of Schubert, Schumann, Mahler, Schoenberg, Mompou,
Sibelius, Beydts, Satie, Barber, others

Sunday, November 10th, 2019, 4:00 pm
Behind the Door
219 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
ADMISSION: $15 at the door, cash or check only

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A collection of intimate moments rather than grand themes.
Rest at the end of a day. A visit to the fair.
Contentment. The first flush of love.
Desire and longing. Crickets, frogs, cats, pigeons.

“The maiden listens, lying under the walnut tree. She hears the
leaves rustling above, whispering of her future…”


Franz Schubert  (1797-1828)
Der Einsame

Robert Schumann (1810-1856)            
Die Blume der Ergebung
Röselein, Röselein!
Der Nussbaum

Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)            
Erwartung (Op. 2, No. 1)      

Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)                  
from Rückert-Lieder
Blicke mir nicht in die Lieder
Ich atmet’ einen linden Duft
Liebst du um Schönheit


Samuel Barber (1910-1981)       
from Hermit Songs, op. 29
The Desire for Hermitage
The Monk and his Cat

Eric Satie (1866-1925)                  
air du rat
la grenouille américaine
air du poète
chanson du chat

Louis Beydts (1896-1953)      
from Chansons pour les oiseaux
La Colombe poignardée
Le petit pigeon bleu

Jean Sibelius  (1865-1957)      
Jubal  (Op. 35, No. 1)

Federico Mompou (1893-1987)    

El Niño Mudo

Canço de la Fira



Beth Anne Hatton has performed in opera and oratorio,
singing music by composers from Satie to Strauss and from
Mozart to Bach. Opera News praised her “voice of gleaming lucidity and tender emotion.”
She has performed with a number of period instrument ensembles, most notably Anima, and is a founding
member of Opera Feroce, a collaborative opera company in
miniature, which has performed frequently at VPR. She has
collaborated with composers of new works, and can be heard on
“Photographs” a recording of compositions by Eric Qin [Tzadik].
Stepping across genres, she has performed A Love Supreme in
John Coltrane tribute concerts with a jazz quintet, singing
Coltrane’s words to the notes of his solo in Psalm. With VPR:
Alcina; Idomeneo; Der Rosenkavalier: The True Story;
Opera Feroce’s Amor & Psyche, Jewels of the Baroque, and
Armenio in Armenia, among others.

Singer, pianist and composer Brian Mountford lives in New
York, and sings with the New York City Master Chorale and
C4: The Choral Composer/Conductor Collective. He sang in the
Yale Glee Club under Fenno Heath, and studied music at UC

Image from Camille Flammarion’s 1888 book L’atmosphère :
météorologie populaire  
“miniatures Behind the Door 2019 series” is sponsored, in part, by
the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City
Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts
Council (BAC).