The Secret Garden

Renowned musicologist Dr. Francesca Brittan returns to SalonEra as guest curator of this unique, art-song focused episode. Dr. Brittan surveys the Romantic fascination with nature in this this virtual Schubertiade, features performances by GRAMMY-nominated tenor Nicholas Phan and pianist Corey Jamason (San Francisco), soprano Hannah De Priest and fortepianist Michael Pecak (Chicago), and baritone Jonathon Adams and fortepianist Gili Loftus (Montreal). Inspiring paintings and botanical illustrations accompany conversations related to Romantic pantheism, vitalism, magic, and histories of technology. Seen through a historical lens, favorite songs take on new significance in SalonEra: The Secret Garden.

Episode Credits

Debra Nagy, host & executive producer
Shelby Yamin, associate producer
Francesca Brittan, guest curator

Episode Guests

Michael Pecak

Michael Pecak

fortepiano

Hannah De Priest

soprano

Gili Loftus

fortepiano

Jonathon Adams

bass-baritone

Resources

Soon to be updated with links to related websites and recordings.

Music

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Die Blumensprache
Die Forelle
Die junge Nonne
Ganymed
Im Frühling

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Unbewegte laue Luft

Sponsors

SEASON UNDERWRITERS
Bob & Nancy Klein
Joe Sopko & Elizabeth Macintyre
Deborah Malamud & Neal Plotkin
Tom & Marilyn McLaughlin
David Porter & Margaret Poutasse

EPISODE SPONSORS
Marc Vincent & Alex Nalbach 
Susan McClary

REMOTE ARTIST SPONSORS
Ross Duffin & Bev Simmons
Eric & Sue Kisch
Paula Mindes & George Gilliam
Jean Toombs
Daniel Williams
JoLynn Edwards
Sarah Steiner

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