Thursday 7 May 2020 7:30PM

Cancelled: Sarah Fox soprano; Ema Nikolovska mezzo-soprano; Simon Bode tenor; Marcus Farnsworth baritone; William Thomas bass; Graham Johnson piano

2020 Vision - The Eyes Have It

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Cancelled Concert
In response to advice from Public Health England, Wigmore Hall will be closed from Tuesday 17 March. This event has therefore been cancelled.

Read a full statement from Wigmore Hall Director John Gilhooly.

Archived

  • Sarah Fox soprano
  • Ema Nikolovska mezzo-soprano
  • Simon Bode tenor
  • Marcus Farnsworth baritone
  • William Thomas bass
  • Graham Johnson piano

2020 Vision renders opticians obsolete, even in 2019. The eyes have it in their youth, and not only those of successful parliamentarians where depth of vision is as important as sharp focus. Schubert famously wore spectacles but far-sighted composers like him allow us to hear myriad vocal colours. This Songmakers' Almanac programme is an anthology of seeing and looking, vision and perception; it is also a salute to those twinned ocular marvels, die Augen, les yeux, los ojos, the eyes, that have elicited star-struck and passionate responses from poets and composers across the centuries.

  • Fanny Hensel
      • Das Jahr
        • IV. April
  • Robert Franz (1815-1892)
        • Vom Auge zum Herzen Op. 26 No. 5
  • Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
      • Gesänge des Orients Op. 77
        • Ihre Augen
  • Robert Franz
        • Du liebes Auge Op. 16 No. 1
  • Richard Strauss
        • Mein Auge Op. 37 No. 4
  • Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
      • Drei Gesänge D902 No. 1
        • L'incanto degli occhi
        • Der blinde Knabe D833
  • John Ireland (1879-1962)
      • The Land of Lost Content
        • Ladslove
      • Mother and Child
        • The blind boy
      • The Land of Lost Content
        • The Encounter
  • Carl Loewe (1796-1869)
        • Der Abschied
  • Harry Warren (1893-1981)
        • I Only Have Eyes For You
  • Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
      • 8 Lieder und Gesänge Op. 57 No. 4
        • Ach, wende diesen Blick
  • George W. Meyer (1884-1959)
        • Brown eyes, why are you blue?
  • Richard Strauss
        • Mit deinen blauen Augen Op. 56 No. 4
  • Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
      • Spanische Liebeslieder Op. 138 No. 9
        • Blaue Augen hat das Mädchen
  • Interval
  • Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
        • Pleurs d'or Op. 72
  • Ernest Chausson (1855-1899)
        • Le charme Op. 2 No. 2
  • Gabriel Fauré
        • Larmes Op. 51 No. 1
  • Ivor Gurney (1890-1937)
        • Tears
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
        • Amid Sombre Days Op. 73 No. 5
  • Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)
        • Thy glance is radiant as the heavens Op. 7 No. 4
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
        • Blue Eyes of Spring
  • Eduard Toldrà (1895-1962)
        • Madre, unos ojuelos vi
  • Joaquin Turina (1882-1949)
        • Tu pupila es azul Op. 81
  • Irving Berlin (1888-1989)
        • We saw the sea
  • Henri Sauguet
      • Visions infernales
        • Voyage
  • Liza Lehmann (1862-1918)
        • Love, if you knew the light
  • Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
      • Miroirs brûlants
        • Tu vois le feu du soir
  • Gerald Finzi (1901-1956)
      • Before and After Summer Op. 16
        • In the Mind's Eye
  • Carl Loewe
        • Zum Sehen geboren Op. 9

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