Sunday 22 December 2019 7:30PM

Claron McFadden soprano; Alexander Melnikov piano

Prokofiev, Cage, Berio and more


  • Claron McFadden soprano
  • Alexander Melnikov piano

In partnership with the Russian pianist, the high-flying soprano’s creative programme features numerous works designed to push the boundaries of the human voice as an instrument. These include compositions associated with the extraordinary Cathy Berberian, whose visual score for Stripsody (1966) consists of comic-book-style sound effects, as well as George Crumb’s take on the poetry of Walt Whitman for voice and amplified piano.

Wigmore Hall Podcasts

  • Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
        • 5 Melodies Op. 35
  • John Cage (1912-1992)
        • Aria
  • Luciano Berio (1925-2003)
        • Sequenza III
  • Cathy Berberian (1925-1983)
        • Stripsody
  • Oliver Knussen (1952-2018)
        • Whitman Settings Op. 25
  • Interval
  • Alfred Schnittke (1934-1998)
        • Improvisation and Fugue for solo piano
  • Erwin Schulhoff (1894-1942)
        • Sonata Erotica
  • George Crumb (b.1929)
        • Apparition: Elegiac Songs and Vocalises

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