Wednesday 26 July 2017 7:30PM

Carolyn Sampson soprano; Joseph Middleton piano

Reason in Madness

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The programme for this concert has changed from previously advertised and will now be as listed below.

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  • Carolyn Sampson soprano
  • Joseph Middleton piano

Strikingly individual musical responses to the androgynous Mignon and tormented Ophelia, respective creations of Goethe and Shakespeare, occupy the heart of Carolyn Sampson’s programme of German and French songs.

She and Joseph Middleton include Strauss’s breath-taking mad songs and close with Poulenc’s monologue on the theme of suicidal despair played out at the gaming tables of Monte Carlo.

  • Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
        • Gretchen am Spinnrade D118
  • Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
        • Mädchenlied Op. 107 No. 5
  • Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
        • Die Spinnerin Op. 107 No. 4
        • Herzeleid Op. 107 No. 1
  • Johannes Brahms
        • Ophelia-Lieder WoO. 22
  • Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
        • Drei Lieder der Ophelia Op. 67
  • Hugo Wolf (1860-1903)
        • Mignon Lieder
  • Interval
  • Henri Duparc (1848-1933)
        • Romance de Mignon
  • Charles Koechlin (1867-1950)
      • 5 chansons de Bilitis Op. 39
        • No. 1 Hymne à Astarté
  • Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
        • Chansons de Bilitis
  • Charles Koechlin
      • 5 chansons de Bilitis Op. 39
        • No. 5 Epitaphe de Bilitis
  • Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
        • La mort d'Ophélie
  • Ernest Chausson (1855-1899)
      • Chansons de Shakespeare Op. 28
        • Chanson d'Ophélie
  • Henri Duparc
        • Au pays où se fait la guerre
  • Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
        • La dame de Monte Carlo

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