Sunday 10 April 2016 3:00PM

Johnny Herford baritone; James Baillieu piano

Schumann, Judith Weir and Ravel


  • Johnny Herford baritone
  • James Baillieu piano

Storytelling is central to the work of Judith Weir, one of Britain’s finest contemporary composers.

Johnny Herford and James Baillieu enter Weir’s bold soundworld, exploring the confrontations and dramatic twists and turns of her Songs from the Exotic and other landmark compositions.

Their programme is crowned by Ravel’s Histoires naturelles, witty settings of verse about the individual characteristics of five animals.

  • Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
        • Liederkreis Op. 24
  • Judith Weir (b.1954)
        • Ständchen
        • Blackbirds and Thrushes
        • On Buying a Horse
      • Songs from the Exotic
        • Sevdalino, my little one
        • In the lovely village of Nevesinje
        • The Romance of Count Arnaldos
  • Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
        • Histoires naturelles
  • Encore
  • Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
        • La belle est au jardin d'amour

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