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Harriet Burns
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Johnson's Dictionary: An A - Z of Song III (R-Z)
Harriet Burns soprano; Ema Nikolovska mezzo-soprano; Robin Tritschler tenor; Mikhail Timoshenko baritone; Graham Johnson piano; Dame Janet Suzman narrator
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Date
Sat 06 Jul 2024, 7.30pm
Tickets
£40 £36 £32 £26 £18
Duration

This concert will be approximately 2 hours in duration, including an interval

Availability

Ticket bookings are subject to a £4.00 booking fee. This fee covers the whole booking and is not per ticket

Artists

  • Harriet Burnssoprano
  • Ema Nikolovskamezzo-soprano
  • Robin Tritschlertenor
  • Mikhail Timoshenkobaritone
  • Graham Johnsonpiano
  • Dame Janet Suzmannarrator

Overview

VI: SCHUMANN to VAUGHAN WILLIAMS

In his song ‘Widmung’ Schumann quotes the melody of Schubert’s ‘Ave Maria’ – a prayer sung by Ellen Douglas in Walter Scott’s Lady of the Lake. A reading for Ophelia from Shakespeare’s Hamlet introduces Hamlet as portrayed by Shostakovich. Sibelius provides a song from Twelfth Night and, later in the programme, there are miniatures by Tippett from The Tempest. Scenes of country life in Russia (by Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky) are followed by the contrasting English imagery of Tennyson and the ardent Anglicanism of Vaughan Williams.

VII: VERDI to ZEMLINSKY

This final round-up begins with songs of love in all its guises (Verdi, Verlaine, Viardot), the contrast of town and country (Walton and Weber), and two fine composers on bird life (Weir and White). There is a selection of songs by Wolf, a song by a mystery composer (X) and this musical journey through the dictionary is brought to a close with nocturnal scenes from Yvain, Zelter and Zemlinksy.

Booking Information

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