Allir gráta, 19 January 2021
Tjarnarbíó
Reykjavík

Ah, mio cor! by Händel. Filmed by Sigríður Anna Ásgeirsdóttir

Allir gráta (Everybody Cries)

 

Ólöf Ingólfsdóttir - mezzo soprano

Aladár Rácz - piano and harpsichord

Júlíana Elín Kjartansdóttir - violin

Fjölnir Gíslason - light design

Hany Hadaya - program design

María Þórarinsdóttir - handkerchiefs

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Program 

 

  • Flow my tears - John Dowland 

  • Bikarinn - Eyþór Stefánsson 

  • Hvíslar mér hlynur - Jón Ásgeirsson 

  • Asturiana - Manuel de Falla                                  

  • Sapphische Ode - Johannes Brahms 

  • Kdyz mne stara matka - Antonín Dvorak 

  • Les berceaux - Gabriel Fauré 

  • Va, laissez couler mes larmes - Jules Massenet

  • Sento in seno - Antonio Vivaldi

  • Ah, mio cor! - Georg Friedrich Händel

  • Erbarme dich - Johann Sebastian Bach

  • Vocalise - Sergei Rachmaninoff

With the exception of the last one, every song on this program is composed to a text containing tears or crying of some sort. Some portray deep despair, misery or heart ache while others are melancholic and perhaps a little nostalgic. In some cases there is a hint of a smile behind the tears. The program ends with a humble prayer for mercy before we fly off into eternity.