Monday 7 June 2021 1:00PM

Sophie Bevan soprano; Ryan Wigglesworth piano

Berlioz and Debussy


This concert was live-streamed as part of the Wigmore Hall Summer Series. The video is no longer online but other concerts are available to watch in full here: Wigmore Hall Concert Video Library


  • Sophie Bevan soprano
  • Ryan Wigglesworth piano

The British soprano’s lunchtime recital brings us two song cycles by French Romantic composers. Debussy’s Wagnerian influence can be felt evidently in his settings of poetry by Charles Baudelaire. Berlioz’s six settings of Théophile Gautier poems were composed for piano and voice and later orchestrated by the Berlioz, though he never heard more than two of them in their new, fuller versions.

  • Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
      • 5 poèmes de Baudelaire
  • Hector Berlioz (1803-1869)
      • Les nuits d'été
  • Encore
  • Hector Berlioz (1803-1869)
      • Fleurs des landes Op. 13
        • Petit oiseau: chanson de paysan

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