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State Chamber - Archbishop's Palace
Southwell Minster
Bishop's Drive

NG25 0HD


John MustoShadow of the Blues
Leonard BernsteinArias and Barcarolles
Nico MuhlyDrones and Violin


Marcus Farnsworth – baritone
Lucy Schaufer – mezzo-soprano
Libby Burgess – piano
James Baillieu – piano

Southwell Festival Chamber Soloists

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Programme Note

Warning: this recital of American music will be fun! The main work, Bernstein’s Arias and Barcarolles, pays tribute to the European art song while simultaneously parodying it. According to conductor and Bernstein collaborator Michael Tilson Thomas, “it says far more eloquently than words what he [Bernstein] was like”. John Musto’s short and simple bluesbased songs are by turns lyrical, haunting, elegiac, cool and humorous. Nico Muhly’s love for drones began as a kid when he enjoyed singing along to the vaccum cleaner.

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