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Lunchtime Concert: Songs by Ravel

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Une Rare Émotion

Clara Mouriz  mezzo soprano  
Benedict Nelson  baritone
Joseph Middleton  piano
David Moseley  flute
Philip Higham  cello

Maurice Ravel 1875 – 1937
Histoires Naturelles – Benedict Nelson & Joseph Middleton
Vocalise en forme de habanera – Clara Mouriz & Joseph Middleton
Shéhérazade – Clara Mouriz & Joseph Middleton
Sur l’herbe – Benedict Nelson & Joseph Middleton
Don Quichotte à Dulcinée – Benedict Nelson & Joseph Middleton
Chansons Madécasses – Clara Mouriz, David Moseley, Philip Higham, Joseph Middleton

Maurice Ravel: a song composer impossible to pin down. Born in the heart of Basque country and of Savoyardian descent, lulled to sleep as a baby by Iberian folk songs, educated in Paris, influenced by Spain, fascinated by the lure of the East, setter of folk songs and texts in Aramaic, a man who juxtaposed civilized order of classicism while setting words in the popular style of a café concert, who toured extensively in Europe as a conductor and had huge success across the Atlantic as an interpreter of his works. The colour, rhythm, poetry and imagination in his music place Ravel’s songs amongst music of the highest art and this lunchtime we will explore this multi-faceted composer. A composer of the whole world.

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… a richly expressive mezzo voice, power when needed and oodles of stage presence… BBC Music Magazine on Clara Mouriz

a hugely talented baritone with a smoothly elegant mahogany timbre, complemented by an intense and reflective musicality…The Telegraph on Benedict Nelson

...Middleton is outstanding, his reputation as a rising star among accompanists richly deserved... Gramophone Magazine on Joseph Middleton


Tickets: £20; £18 Unwaged/Disabled: £5 Under 26s/Full-time Students. Book here