Winterreise

Nathaniel Watson & Duncan Cumming

Department Performance - Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 7pm

Nathaniel Watson and Duncan Cumming perform Franz Schubert’s dark song cycle, Winter Journey, for voice and piano.  These twenty-four songs were composed near the end of the composer's life to texts by Wilhelm Müller.

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Program


Guest Artist and Faculty Member Offer Seasonal Song Cycle

The Music Program of the University at Albany’s Department of Music and Theatre is pleased to present guest artist Nathaniel Watson and faculty member Duncan Cumming performing Winterreise on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 7pm at the UAlbany Performing Arts Center on the Uptown Campus of the University at Albany. Franz Shubert’s dark song cycle, Winter Journey, is twenty-four songs for voice and piano with texts by Wilhelm Müller.

Canadian American baritone Nathaniel Watson is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester and the Yale School of Music. He’s been invited as guest soloist in hundreds of performances in fifteen countries over the last forty years. Highlights include Mahler’s Eighth in Quebec City with Yoav Talmi, Der Freischütz in concert with the New York Philharmonic and Sir Colin Davis, and Beethoven’s Ninth in Carnegie Hall under Sir Roger Norrington in the conductor's first concert in the USA. He has sung under the baton of Seiji Ozawa, Kurt Masur, David Zinman and Nicolas McGegan, among many others. He appears on many recordings including both Bach Passions, Handel’s Acis and Galatea and Barber’s Dover Beach with the Alexander String Quartet. His recording of Schubert’s Winterreise with Michael McMahon will be released in January 2022 by Leaf Music.

Now in his sixteenth year on the faculty of the University at Albany, Duncan J. Cumming has performed concertos, recitals and chamber music concerts in North America, Africa, Asia and Europe.  He has recorded three albums for the Centaur label along with three chamber music recordings with Albany Records.  Cumming is the pianist of the Capital Trio, ensemble-in-residence at the University at Albany. The trio has performed, lectured and taught master classes in residencies at Williams College, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, SUNY Oswego, Long Island University, Clark University, Hartwick College, SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music, Marshall University, Bates College and Cambridge University in England.