Christopher Maltman and Joseph Middleton: From Severn to Somme
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Acclaimed British baritone Christopher Maltman is joined by pianist Joseph Middleton for a recital marking the centenary year of the end of the Great War, featuring a selection of music by composers from across the span of the major nations involved in the First World War including Butterworth, Gurney, Mahler, Fauré, Ives, Mussorgsky, Schumann, Wolf and Poulenc.
Since winning the Lieder prize at the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition early in his career, internationally acclaimed British baritone Christopher Maltman has gone from strength to strength, starring at the opening night of the 2015 BBC Proms.
Accompanied on piano by Leeds Lieder Director Joseph Middleton, Maltman performs 19th and 20th Century works mining the despair, tender poignancy and rawness of war, in songs including Schumann’s devastating Der Soldat, Finzi’s Channel Firing and Ivor Gurney’s deeply expressive Severn Meadows.
“Maltman’s wide-ranging voice, offering a huge variety of colour and dynamics, sought out a new wealth of subtle meanings”
|George Butterworth||Loveliest of trees|
|Ivor Gurney||Black Stitchel|
|Arthur Somervell||On the Idle Hill of Summer|
|George Butterworth||Look not in my eyes|
|Gustav Mahler||Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen|
|Gabriel Fauré||Les Berceaux|
|Charles Ives||He is There|
|Arthur Somervell||White in the Moon|
|Ivor Gurney||Severn Meadows|
|Modest Mussorgsky||Commander in Chief|
|Ivor Gurney||In Flanders|
|Arthur Somervell||Think no more Lad|
|Robert Schumann||Die beiden Grenadiere|
|Hugo Wolf||Der Tambour|
|Robert Schumann||Der Soldat|
|Gerald Finzi||Channel Firing|
|Arthur Somervell||Into my heart an air that kills|
|George Butterworth||When I was one and twenty|
|George Butterworth||The lads in their hundreds|
|George Butterworth||Is my team ploughing|
|Francis Poulenc||Lune d’Avril|
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