Sound Bites


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Two pieces from the American Songbook

Rodgers & Hammerstein: Some Enchanted Evening (from South Pacific)

Kern & Hammerstein: Ol' Man River (from Show Boat)

Thomas Dawkins, bass-baritone

Scott Nicholas, piano

Recorded Live at Longwood Opera, July 2012, by Gary Thies


Verdi – La Traviata

Duo: Madamigella Valéry? – Pura siccome un angelo [18:42]

Maryann Mootos, soprano (Violetta Valéry); Thomas Dawkins, bass-baritone (Giorgio Germont)

Eric Schwartz, piano

Recorded Live at the Sing to Cure MS Concert, October 2010


Chopin – Prelude op. 28, no. 15 “Raindrop”

Thomas Dawkins, piano

Recorded at Futura Productions, July 2010


J.S. Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major

I. Allegro [10:08]

II. Affettuoso [5:59]

III. Allegro [5:43]

Thomas Dawkins, harpsichord and conductor; Jagan Nath Khalsa, solo violin; Keith Anderson, flute

Sue Stone, violin; Bruce Kinmonth, viola; David Williams, violoncello; Ed Marshall, contrabass

Recorded Live at the Francisco Wedding at the Congregational Church of Harvard, October 2008


Complete Recital from The Newton Free Library!

Bach-Brahms - Chaconne [14:44]

Beethoven - Grande Sonate Pathétique

I. Grave -- Allegro di molto e con brio [9:46]

II. Adagio cantabile [6:16]

III. Rondo. Allegro. [4:44]

Beethoven - Andante favori [10:28]

Mozart - Variations on Glück's "Unser dummer Pöbel meint" [13:38]

Wagner-Liszt - Isoldes Liebestod [7:48]

Chopin: Nocturne in c# minor [4:52]

Thomas Dawkins, piano

Recorded Live at The Newton Free Library, September 2008

Program notes for this concert are available here.


Verdi - Don Carlo

Scena: La morte di Rodrigo (Rodrigo) [9:06]

Thomas Dawkins, bass-baritone; Jeffrey Brody, piano

Recorded Live at Longwood Opera, July 2007, by Gary Thies


Handel - Messiah

Recitative and Air: Thus saith the Lord... But who may abide the day of his coming? [6:00]

Recitative and Air: Behold, I tell you a mystery... The trumpet shall sound [9:40]

Thomas Dawkins, bass-baritone

The Masterworks Chorale Messiah Sing; Steven Karidoyanes, conductor

Recorded Live in Cary Hall, Lexington, December 2006


Verdi - Ernani

Aria: Infelice!... Infin che un brando vindice (Silva) [6:11]

Thomas Dawkins, bass-baritone; Jeffrey Brody, piano

Recorded Live at Longwood Opera, August 2006, by Gary Thies


Offenbach - Les Contes d'Hoffmann

Trio: Tu ne chanteras plus? [9:13]

Stephanie Mann, soprano (Antonia); Jacque Wilson, mezzo-soprano (La Voix); Thomas Dawkins, bass-baritone (Dr. Miracle)

Jeffrey Brody, piano

Recorded Live at Longwood Opera, July 2006, by Gary Thies


Gilbert & Sullivan - Yeomen of the Guard

Overture [5:34]

Act I Finale: "My Lord, I know not how to tell the news I bear" - "All frenzied with despair they rave" [3:40]

Thomas Dawkins, conductor

The MIT Gilbert & Sullivan Players

Recorded Live in La Sala di Puerto Rico, MIT, May 2005


Gilbert & Sullivan - The Sorcerer

Song: Engaged to So-and-So (Dr. Daly) [2:41]

Thomas Dawkins, bass-baritone and sopranino recorder; David Goldhirsch, piano

Recorded Live at Longwood Opera, August 2004


Gounod - Faust

Cavatina: Avant de quitter ces lieux (Valentin) [3:50]

Thomas Dawkins, bass-baritone; Jeffrey Brody, piano

Recorded Live at Longwood Opera, August 2004


Mozart - Don Giovanni

Aria: Madamina, il catalogo e questo (Leporello) [5:19]

Thomas Dawkins, bass-baritone; Jeffrey Brody, piano

Recorded Live at Longwood Opera, July 2004


Verdi - Rigoletto

Quartet: Bella figlia dell'amore [3:51]

Maryann Mootos, soprano (Gilda); Emily Marvosh, mezzo-soprano (Maddalena)

Evan Denmark, tenor (Il Duca di Mantua); Thomas Dawkins, bass-baritone (Rigoletto)

Jeffrey Brody, piano

Recorded Live at Longwood Opera, July 2004


Fauré - Cantique de Jean Racine [5:17]

Thomas Dawkins, arranger and conductor

The Brandeis Pro Musica

Recorded Live in Sloberg Hall, Brandeis University, April 2002


Schumann - Dichterliebe

Ich grolle nicht [1:30]

Thomas Dawkins, bass-baritone; Eric Mazonson, piano

Recorded Live in Slosberg Hall, Brandeis University, April 2002


Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 3 in c minor

II. Largo [9:13]

III. Rondo: Allegro [9:04]

Thomas Dawkins, piano

Neal Hampton conducting the Brandeis Symphony Orchestra

Recorded Live in Slosberg Hall, Brandeis University, December 2001


Beethoven - Sonata No. 5 for Piano and Violin "Spring"

I. Allegro [10:00]

Julia Deák, violin; Thomas Dawkins, piano

Recorded Live in Slosberg Hall, Brandeis University, April 2001


Dvorák - Piano Trio in e minor "Dumky"

III. Andante - Vivace non troppo - Andante - Allegretto [7:14]

IV. Andante moderato (quasi tempo di marcia) [5:48]

Julia Deák, violin; Gordon Withers, violoncello; Thomas Dawkins, piano

Recorded Live in Slosberg Hall, Brandeis University, April 2001


Bartók - Four Old Tunes (from Fifteen Hungarian Melodies) [4:55]

Thomas Dawkins, piano

Recorded Live in Slosberg Hall, Brandeis University, November 2000


Brahms - Trio for Clarinet, Violoncello and Piano

IV. Allegro [4:20]

Oran Etkin, clarinet; Gordon Withers, violoncello; Thomas Dawkins, piano

Recorded Live in Slosberg Hall, Brandeis University, December 1998


Beethoven - Variations on "God Save the King" [4:54]

Thomas Dawkins, piano

Recorded Live at The Waring School, May 1998


Debussy - Estampes

II. La soiree dans Grenade (Habañera) [4:34]

Thomas Dawkins, piano

Recorded Live at The Waring School, May 1998


Moussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition

The Great Gate of Kiev [5:10]

Thomas Dawkins, piano

Recorded Live at The Waring School, May 1998


Chopin - Etudes

No. 1 in Ab Major "Aeolian Harp" [2:22]

Thomas Dawkins, piano

Recorded Live at The Waring School, May 1998


Bach: English Suite No. 2 in a minor

I. Prelude [4:23]

Thomas Dawkins, harpsichord

Recorded Live at The Waring School, February 1998


Ibert: Deux Interludes

II. Allegro vivo [3:31]

Becky White, flute; Zoe Strimpel, violin; Thomas Dawkins, piano

Recorded Live at The Waring School, May 1997