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Marilyn Horne and Friends

Legendary singer Marilyn Horne's career spanned four decades and permanently changed the world of opera. One of the greatest singers of all time, her devotion to vocal music continues today even though she herself has retired from singing. With a commitment to insuring the future of the art song recital, she founded the Marilyn Horne Foundation in 1993, providing recital opportunities and education for talented young singers. This week on Saint Paul Sunday, "the Star-Spangled Singer," as Marilyn Horne is known, returns to the studio with two representatives from her foundation, soprano Erica Strauss and tenor Will Ferguson. Pianist Thomas Bagwell joins them for a rich and charming program of art song. "Vocal recitals were essential to my development as a singer," Ms. Horne says. "I want young singers in this new millennium to have the same opportunities I've had in bring the art of song to audiences everywhere."

Listen to the performance


  • Joseph Marx: Hat dich die liebe berührt
  • M. Shalit: Eili, Eili
  • Ben Moore: In the Dark Pine-Wood
  • Cécile Chaminade: L'Été
  • Robert Schumann: From Dichterliebe
    —Im wunderschönen Monat Mai
    —Aus meinen Tränen spriessen
    —Die Rose, die Lilie, die Taube, die Sonne
  • Charles Ives: Ich grolle nicht
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff: Son, Op. 38 no. 5
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff: Zdyes kharasho, Op. 21 no 7
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff: Kakoye Shastye, Op. 34 no 12
  • Aaron Copland: The Dodger
  • Mason Bates: Your Genius Made Me Shiver
  • Flanders & Swann: The Warthog
  • Leonard Bernstein: Rabbit at Top Speed (English)


Mixed Company is written by Saint Paul Sunday staff, giving you a behind-the-scenes look at the show and the classical music they love.