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Evening Recital: Songs to the Moon

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The Myrthen Ensemble

Mary Bevan soprano

Anna Huntley mezzo soprano

Nicky Spence tenor

Marcus Farnsworth baritone

Joseph Middleton piano

Tickets: £25.00; £23.00 Unwaged/Disabled; £5.00 Under 26s/Full-time Students

Programme to include songs, duets and quartets by Schumann, Brahms, Fauré and Saint-Saëns.

Praised in the BBC Music Magazine for their ‘irresistible combination of arresting programming and vocal flair assembled around pianist Joseph Middleton’ The Myrthen Ensemble has enjoyed performances for BBC Radio 3 and at the Wigmore Hall, Snape Maltings, Bath MozartFest and Wimbledon Festivals. Their début recital CD, of tonight’s programme, will be released in April 2016 by Signum Records and looks to the magical lure of all things lunar for inspiration. Seduction, intrigue, evil spirits, rapture, wit, longing and dreamworlds all infuse this recital of songs, duets, and quartets.

Supported by the Friends of Leeds Lieder.

‘This line-up represents the crème de la crème of young British-based musical talent… there was no mistaking its exceptional musicality – every phrase was coloured and shaped, everything emotionally felt’ The Daily Telegraph


Johannes Brahms

Der Gang zum Liebchen Op. 48 No. 1

Walpurgisnacht Op. 75 No. 4

Nächtens Op. 112 No. 2

Vor der Tür Op. 28 No. 2

Unbewegte laue Luft Op. 57 No. 8

Ständchen Op. 106 No. 1

Der Abend Op. 64 No. 2

Vergebliches Ständchen Op. 84 No. 4

Robert Schumann

Unterm Fenster Op. 34 No. 3

Mondnacht Op. 39 No. 5

Myrthen Op. 25

Zwei Venetianische Lieder I

Zwei Venetianische Lieder II

Die Lotosblume

Spanisches Liederspiel Op. 74

In der Nacht


Peter Warlock – The Night

Elizabeth Maconchy – Sun, Moon and Stars

Samuel Barber – Nocturne Op. 13 No. 4

Józef Szulc (1875-1956)

Dix mélodies sur des poèmes de Verlaine Op. 83

No. 1 Clair de lune

Federico Mompou – Damunt de tu només les flors

Camille Saint-Saëns – Guitares et Mandolines

Claude Debussy – Apparition

Ernest Chausson – La nuit Op. 11 No. 1

Reynaldo Hahn

Chansons grises

L’Heure exquise

Henri Duparc – La Fuite

Jules Massenet – Rêvons, c’est l’heure

Gabriel Fauré

Clair de lune Op. 46 No. 2

Pleurs d’or Op. 72

Tarentelle Op. 10 No. 2