Monday 22 June 2015 1:00PM

Ailish Tynan soprano; James Baillieu piano

Hahn, Poulenc, Sondheim and Duparc


  • Ailish Tynan soprano
  • James Baillieu piano

Reynaldo Hahn’s music always rewards its listeners, offering glimpses of the composer’s soul through its refined surface.

Ailish Tynan and her duo partner James Baillieu present four of the Frenchman’s finest mélodies in company with Poulenc’s final song collection, La courte paille
(‘The short straw’), inspired by recollections of childhood, and the Trois poèmes de Louise de Vilmorin, written soon after the young composer’s return to Catholicism in the mid-1930s.

  • BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
  • Reynaldo Hahn (1874-1947)
        • Fêtes galantes
      • Chansons grises
        • En Sourdine
        • A Chloris
  • Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
        • La courte Paille
        • Trois poèmes de Louise de Vilmorin
  • Reynaldo Hahn
        • Venezia
  • Encore
  • Stephen Sondheim
        • The Boy From...
  • Henri Duparc (1848-1933)
        • Extase

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