Thursday 24 January 2019 7:30PM

Ailish Tynan soprano; Anna Huntley mezzo-soprano; Benjamin Appl baritone; William Thomas bass; Graham Johnson piano; Shalisha James-Davis actor

Celebrating January

Additional notes

Confirmation of Artist
We are pleased to announce that Shalisha James-Davis (actor) will be joining Graham Johnson in the readings for the above concert. The programme remains the same.

Archived

  • Ailish Tynan soprano
  • Anna Huntley mezzo-soprano
  • Benjamin Appl baritone
  • William Thomas bass
  • Graham Johnson piano
  • Shalisha James-Davis actor

These January red letter days – the birthdays of ten composers, five poets, and two great songs, and the deaths of two composers and nine poets – represent as random a selection of unlikely bedfellows as only chance can select. The secret of any anthology, however, is to make the progression of information, in this case music, pleasing enough to appear logical, even inevitable, and for the whole to be more than the sum of its many parts.

    • PROLOGUE
  • Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)
        • New Year's Eve
  • Charles Gounod (1818-1893)
        • Ring out, wild bells
    • THE TURN OF THE YEAR
  • Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
      • Friday Afternoons Op. 7
        • A New Year carol
    • WINTER JOURNEYS
  • Sir Michael Tippett (1905-1998)
      • Songs for Ariel
        • Come unto these yellow sands
  • James Elroy Flecker (1884-1915)
        • from The Golden Journey to Samarkand
  • T S Eliot (1888-1965)
        • from Journey of the Magi
  • Humbert Wolfe (1886-1940)
        • A Little Music
  • Hugo Wolf (1860-1903)
      • Goethe Lieder
        • Epiphanias
    • IN THE LAP OF THE GODS
  • Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
      • Chansons gaillardes
        • Invocation aux Parques
  • Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
      • Fêtes galantes Book II
        • Colloque sentimental
  • Hugo Wolf
      • Goethe Lieder
        • Grenzen der Menschheit
  • J P Eckermann (1792-1854)
        • from Conversations with Goethe in the last years of his life
  • Hugo Wolf
      • Goethe Lieder
        • Ganymed
    • THE GENERATION GAP
  • Adolf Jensen (1837-1879)
        • Edward
  • Stephen Collins Foster (1826-1864)
        • Wilt thou be gone, love?
  • Liza Lehmann (1862-1918)
      • Nonsense Songs from 'Alice in Wonderland'
        • You are old, Father William
  • Ivor Novello (1893-1951)
        • And her mother came too
  • Interval
    • A GREEK GARLAND
  • Léo Delibes (1836-1891)
        • Myrto
  • Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
        • Lydia Op. 4 No. 2
  • Emmanuel Chabrier (1841-1894)
        • L'île heureuse
  • Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)
        • To Zante
  • Ernest Chausson (1855-1899)
        • Hébé Op. 2 No. 6
  • Henri Duparc (1848-1933)
        • Phidylé
  • Charles Gounod
        • Maid of Athens
    • INTIMATIONS OF MORTALITY
  • Charles Kingsley (1819-1875)
        • A Farewell
  • David Lloyd George (1863-1945)
        • On Churchill
  • Winston Churchill (1874-1965)
        • On himself, on his 75th birthday, 1949
  • Dominick Argento (b.1927)
      • From the Diary of Virginia Woolf
        • The Diary
  • Georges Auric
        • Fantaisie
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
        • Abendempfindung K523
  • W H Auden (1907-1973)
        • from In Memory of WB Yeats
  • Frederick Delius (1862-1634)
        • To Daffodils
  • Walter Savage Landor (1775-1864)
        • To Age
  • Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
        • Zur guten Nacht D903

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