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Iain Farrington (piano) with Rozanna Madylus (mezzo-soprano)

Concert 2 from Mahler Piano Series: On Angels' Wings

Part of the 1901 Arts Club - 2018-19 Season

Add to my Calendar 19-09-2018 19:30 19-09-2018 21:30 36 Iain Farrington (piano) with Rozanna Madylus (mezzo-soprano) The Mahler Piano Series features a wide variety of musical styles that influenced Mahler, as well as the bulk of his symphonic music arranged for solo piano. Acclaimed pianist, composer and arranger Iain Farrington explores the European musical melting pot of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.  Featuring exceptional singers performing in an intimate salon venue from the period, this is a unique and remarkable exploration of Mahler’s musical world. On Angels' Wings In his Second Symphony, Mahler portrays a dramatic and triumphant journey from death to resurrection.  Many of the musical influences heard in the Symphony are explored in this concert: the nobility of Beethoven, the grace of a country dance, the exoticism of Jewish klezmer and the ecstatic harmonies of Wagner.  Mahler's Totenfeieris performed as well as his own songs that were to feature in the Symphony.  Continuing the theme of human mortality, there follows a sequence of songs from the late 19th century that displays the various perspectives on death and religion: from bitter regret to blissful serenity. Iain Farrington ​Iain has an exceptionally busy and diverse career as a pianist, composer and arranger.  He studied at the Royal Academy of Music, London and at Cambridge University.  Iain has performed as a soloist, accompanist and chamber musician at all the major UK venues, as well as in the USA, Japan, South Africa, Malaysia, Hong Kong and all across Europe.  He performed at the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics with Rowan Atkinson, the London Symphony Orchestra and Sir Simon Rattle.  Iain has worked with many of the country's leading musicians, including Willard White, Lesley Garrett, Paul McCartney and gives frequent broadcasts on BBC Radio Three.  He has composed orchestral, choral and instrumental pieces, including several orchestral works for the BBC Proms.  Iain has arranged hundreds of works in many styles, including opera, instrumental and choral, African songs, cabaret, klezmer, jazz and pop.  His chamber orchestrations of the symphonic repertoire (including much Mahler) are regularly performed around the world, and he has arranged and performed all of Elgar's symphonies on the piano. Rozanna Madylus Born in Leicestershire, of Ukrainian descent, Rozanna studied English Literature and Philosophy at the University of East Anglia, and vocal studies at the Royal Academy of Music.  She was a member of the Royal Academy Opera and Academy Song Circle, where she was recipient of The Karaviotis Scholarship, The Sir Charles Mackerras Award and The Carr-Gregory Trust Award.  Rozanna was awarded The Karaviotis Prize at Les Azuriales Young Artist Competition, Nice, France, and attended the Solti Accademia in Castiglione della Pescaia.  She was awarded a place on the prestigious Young Artist Platform at The Oxford Lieder Festival.  Since then, she has given recitals at the Wigmore Hall, the Holywell Music Room, Kings Place, the Prokofiev Hall at the Mariinsky Theatre and the St Petersburg Philharmonic.  She was worked with numerous opera companies and ensembles, including Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Birmingham Opera Company, Garsington Opera, British Youth Opera, Sinfonia d’Amici, Stanley Opera, Melos Sinfonia and Counterpoise. 1901 Arts Club, London DD/MM/YYYY

Details

1901 Arts Club
7 Exton Street
Waterloo

London
SE1 8UE
England


Programme

Ludwig van BeethovenPiano Sonata no.26 'Les Adieux': 1st movement
TraditionalDem Rebns Nign
TraditionalWeinsteirer Landler
Richard WagnerParsifal: Die Erlösung (Redemption)
Gustav MahlerTotenfeier (arr. Farrington)
~ Interval ~
Gustav MahlerDes Knaben Wunderhorn: 9, Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen
Robert SchumannDas ist ein Floten und Geigen, Op.48 no.9
Gustav MahlerDes Knaben Wunderhorn: 6, Des Antonius von Padua Fischpredigt
Gustav MahlerDes Knaben Wunderhorn: 11, Urlicht
Friedrich Gottlieb KlopstockDie Auferstehung
Anton BrucknerAve Maria, WAB 6
Richard WagnerWesendonck Lieder: Der Engel
Johannes Brahms4 Serious Songs: 3, 'O Tod wie bitter bist du'
Richard StraussBefreit, Op.39 no.4
Edward ElgarDream of Gerontius: The Angel's Farewell (arr. Elgar)

Performers

Iain Farrington – piano
Rozanna Madylus – mezzo-soprano

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Programme Note

The Mahler Piano Series features a wide variety of musical styles that influenced Mahler, as well as the bulk of his symphonic music arranged for solo piano. 

Acclaimed pianist, composer and arranger Iain Farrington explores the European musical melting pot of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.  Featuring exceptional singers performing in an intimate salon venue from the period, this is a unique and remarkable exploration of Mahler’s musical world.

On Angels' Wings

In his Second Symphony, Mahler portrays a dramatic and triumphant journey from death to resurrection.  Many of the musical influences heard in the Symphony are explored in this concert: the nobility of Beethoven, the grace of a country dance, the exoticism of Jewish klezmer and the ecstatic harmonies of Wagner.  Mahler's Totenfeieris performed as well as his own songs that were to feature in the Symphony.  Continuing the theme of human mortality, there follows a sequence of songs from the late 19th century that displays the various perspectives on death and religion: from bitter regret to blissful serenity.

Iain Farrington 

Iain has an exceptionally busy and diverse career as a pianist, composer and arranger.  He studied at the Royal Academy of Music, London and at Cambridge University.  Iain has performed as a soloist, accompanist and chamber musician at all the major UK venues, as well as in the USA, Japan, South Africa, Malaysia, Hong Kong and all across Europe.  He performed at the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics with Rowan Atkinson, the London Symphony Orchestra and Sir Simon Rattle.  Iain has worked with many of the country's leading musicians, including Willard White, Lesley Garrett, Paul McCartney and gives frequent broadcasts on BBC Radio Three.  He has composed orchestral, choral and instrumental pieces, including several orchestral works for the BBC Proms.  Iain has arranged hundreds of works in many styles, including opera, instrumental and choral, African songs, cabaret, klezmer, jazz and pop.  His chamber orchestrations of the symphonic repertoire (including much Mahler) are regularly performed around the world, and he has arranged and performed all of Elgar's symphonies on the piano.

Rozanna Madylus 

Born in Leicestershire, of Ukrainian descent, Rozanna studied English Literature and Philosophy at the University of East Anglia, and vocal studies at the Royal Academy of Music.  She was a member of the Royal Academy Opera and Academy Song Circle, where she was recipient of The Karaviotis Scholarship, The Sir Charles Mackerras Award and The Carr-Gregory Trust Award.  Rozanna was awarded The Karaviotis Prize at Les Azuriales Young Artist Competition, Nice, France, and attended the Solti Accademia in Castiglione della Pescaia.  She was awarded a place on the prestigious Young Artist Platform at The Oxford Lieder Festival.  Since then, she has given recitals at the Wigmore Hall, the Holywell Music Room, Kings Place, the Prokofiev Hall at the Mariinsky Theatre and the St Petersburg Philharmonic.  She was worked with numerous opera companies and ensembles, including Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Birmingham Opera Company, Garsington Opera, British Youth Opera, Sinfonia d’Amici, Stanley Opera, Melos Sinfonia and Counterpoise.

Iain Farrington (piano)

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