Friday 3 May 2019 10:00PM

Cancelled: Anne Sofie von Otter mezzo-soprano; Bengt Forsberg piano

Purcell, Britten, Medtner, Shostakovich and Grainger

Additional notes

Cancelled Concert
We are very sorry to announce that, due to illness, Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo-soprano) and Bengt Forsberg (piano) are no longer able to take part in the above concert and therefore it has been cancelled.

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  • Anne Sofie von Otter mezzo-soprano
  • Bengt Forsberg piano

Cancelled Concert
We are very sorry to announce that, due to illness, Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo-soprano) and Bengt Forsberg (piano) are no longer able to take part in the above concert and therefore it has been cancelled.

The great mezzo returns for a late-night event with her regular pianist Bengt Forsberg, their main work Shostakovich’s powerful settings of a poet who had lived outside Russia for many years before returning in 1939, eventually committing suicide in 1941, alongside an admiring realisation by Thomas Adès of a great predecessor’s work.

  • Henry Purcell (c.1659-1695)
        • By Beauteous Softness (arr. Thomas Adès)
  • Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
        • Voici le Printemps
        • La belle est au jardin d'amour
        • Fileuse
  • Nicolas Medtner (1880-1951)
        • Fairy Tale in F minor Op. 14 No. 1
  • Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975)
        • 6 Verses of Marina Tsvetayeva Op. 143
  • Percy Grainger (1882-1961)
        • Country Gardens
        • Blithe Bells
        • Handel in the Strand
  • Benjamin Britten
        • At the mid hour of night
        • The Plough Boy
        • The Salley Gardens

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