Monday 21 March 2022 1:00PM

Louise Alder soprano; Joseph Middleton piano

A Mahler, Beach, Boulanger, C Schumann and Libby Larsen


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This concert will be approximately 1 hour in duration, without an interval


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  • Louise Alder soprano
  • Joseph Middleton piano

A programme of songs by women delivered by an exceptional soprano and her regular pianist partner, including a selection from the 1914 collection of Francis Jammes settings by Lili Boulanger, and Libby Larsen’s 2000 cycle setting final letters or gallows speeches by five of Henry VIII’s six wives.

  • Amy Beach (1867-1944)
      • 3 Browning Songs Op. 44
  • Clara Schumann (1819-1896)
      • Er ist gekommen Op. 12 No. 1
      • Warum willst du and're fragen Op. 12 No. 3
      • Liebst du um Schönheit Op. 12 No. 2
  • Lili Boulanger (1893-1918)
      • Clairières dans le ciel
        • Elle était descendue au bas de la prairie
        • Vous m'avez regardé avec toute votre âme
        • Au pied de mon lit
        • Nous nous aimerons
        • Si tout ceci n'est qu'un pauvre rêve
  • A Mahler (1879-1964)
      • Laue Sommernacht
      • Ich wandle unter Blumen
      • Licht in der Nacht
  • Libby Larsen (b.1950)
      • Try Me, Good King: Last Words of the Wives of Henry VIII

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