LLF24 – Evening Recital: Carolyn Sampson and Joseph Middleton – but I like to sing…
Evening recital: but I like to sing…
Carolyn Sampson soprano
Joseph Middleton piano
Praised in ‘The Guardian’ for the “crystalline beauty” of her “glorious soprano”, Carolyn Sampson has become a firm favourite of Leeds Lieder audiences, particularly in partnership with Joseph Middleton.
For this evening recital, Sampson and Middleton present a selection of songs entitled ‘but I like to sing…’ a witty line from Bernstein’s song written for children: “I hate music!”. Their programme ranges far and wide in celebration of music and all the possibilities it offers as consoler, inspirer, explainer of the human condition. Well-known repertoire by Schubert, Brahms and Wolf are placed side by side with evocative masterpieces by Paladilhe, Kaija Saariaho, Marx, Rita Strohl and Cheryl Frances-Hoad. The programme ends with a special prayer by Errollyn Wallen: ‘Peace on Earth’.
This programme marks the launch of Sampson’s 100th recording as a soloist and the CD, but I like to sing…, will be available for purchase after this recital.
Join us for a celebration of all song can do to uplift and inspire!
This event is part of the Evening Recitals Pass. Find out more about our Festival Passes here.
My heart is like a singing bird
From I Hate Music!
I Hate Music!
An die Musik
From Mörike Lieder
An eine Äolsharfe
An ein Veilchen
From 12 chants de Bilitis
Deux poèmes de Louis Aragon
Something More Than Mortal
L’invitation au voyage
From Quatre Instants
Parfum de l’instant
A slumber song of the Madonna
Peace on Earth
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