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Will Whitmire Sings Schumann


Will Whitmire Sings Schumann
Chamber Music for Clarinet, Viola and Piano
Schubert's Winterreise
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Wagner Society of Dallas

October Concert

Robert Schumann's
Liederkreis, Op. 24

Will Whitmire, Tenor
Chuck Zamutt, Piano

Saturday, October 20, 2007
 4:00 pm

At the home of WSD member
Dolores Williams Dooley
Whitehurst Drive
Dallas, TX

Robert Schumann

Will Whitmire and Chuck Zamutt  perform Schumann's Liederkreis, Op. 24

 Robert Schumann and the Liederkreise, Op. 24

Liederkreis, Op. 24 is a song cycle for voice and piano composed by Robert Schumann on nine poems by Heinrich Heine. The cycle was composed and published in 1840.

  1. Morgens stech' ich auf und frage
  2. Es treibt mich hin, es treibt mich her
  3. Ich wandelte unter den Baumen
  4. Lieb' Liebchen, leg's Handchen
  5. Schoene Wiege, meiner Leiden
  6. Warte, warte, wilder Schiffmann
  7. Berg' und Burgen schaun herunter
  8. Anfangs wolt' ich fast verzagen
  9. Mit Myrten und Rosen

Texts of the songs

This song cycle was one of the earlier products of Schumann’s Liederjahr (Year of Song), referring to his nearly exclusive devotion to song composition from 1840-1841, immediately after his marriage to Clara Wieck. A letter from Schumann to his wife likely places the date of composition in February. This places the cycle shortly before other well-known song cycles and collections such as Myrthen, Liederkreis Op. 39, Frauenliebe und -leben and Dichterliebe.

Will Whitmie, tenor and
Chuck Zamutt, pianist

Dolores Williams Dooley, Will Whitmire and Virginia Abdo

Digital Photos copyright Edward P. Flaspoehler, Jr, October 2007

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October 30, 2005

Desiree Mays
"Parsifal, the Holy Grail, and the Da Vinci Code," a talk on the meaning of the Grail through history and in Parsifal.

March 5, 2006 Red Carnations,
an opera by Robert Baksa presented by Dallas Opera Education Department and SMU

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Welcome to The Wagner Society of Dallas. You know, as Texans, we're bound to strive for being the biggest and best of all the Wagner groups in the world over.

My hope, in addition, is that we ensure your attendance and participation by offering an interesting, stimulating, and enjoyable array of meetings, recitals, and travel. Let us know if you have suggestions for future activities, and do make an effort to join in during the coming months with your membership, attendance, and above all joy of being with fellow Wagner aficionados.

Roger Carroll
President of the Wagner Society of Dallas

The Wagner Society of Dallas - Virginia R. Abdo and Dr. James T. Wheeler,

The Wagner Society of Dallas is devoted to furthering the enjoyment and appreciation of the music of Richard Wagner. The Dallas group is one of many Wagner Societies all over the world. It is a non-profit organization open to anyone who enjoys the works of Richard Wagner and who would like to participate in the Society’s activities.

The Wagner Society of Dallas has monthly meetings and programs which feature recitals, lectures, video screenings, receptions for opera singers and personalities, and trips to Wagner performances in other cities. We welcome music lovers who are already familiar with Wagner’s works as well as those who may want to become more knowledgeable about Wagner’s music.

Member Benefits include attendance at programs, our newsletter, discount on books and CD’s, advance notice of events and selected ticket services, receipt of the Membership Directory, ticket allotments to Bayreuth, and an active link with fellow Wagnerians throughout the world.


The Wagner Society of Dallas

PO Box 25201
Dallas, TX 75225-0201
(214) 363-6070

Virginia R. Abdo and
Dr. James T. Wheeler

email: WSD@

Digital Photos on this website, unless otherwise noted,
copyright Edward P. Flaspoehler, JR

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Many Wagner Society of Dallas members fondly remember Sheila Jones Harms, who was an active member of the organization, and who presented many interesting programs and recitals over the years.

Now, WSD member Ed Flaspoehler has completed his biography of Sheila, called The Cold War Soprano: Memoirs of a Singer-Spy.

If you are interested in opera and fine singing, Sheila's biography will surely be of interest to you. Not only will you get an inside glimpse of what it takes to become an opera singer, and learn about the world of opera in Post- WWII Vienna, but, because Sheila and her husband Werner, were also CIA agents, you will get a look at the Cold War from a personal point of view.

You can get a copy of Ed's book on the internet at

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