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Leeds Lieder Recital

Part of the Leeds Lieder Autumn 2021 Series

Add to my Calendar 27-11-2021 19:30 27-11-2021 21:30 36 Leeds Lieder Recital “Connolly proves herself a worthy heir to Janet Baker in the lovely songs of Ireland, Moeran and Ivor Gurney, but this “garland” of 20th-century songs, superbly accompanied by Middleton as her equal partner, embraces “cycles” by the antipoles Britten and Tippett, whose Charm of Lullabies (1947) and Songs for Ariel (1962) are the meatiest items, sung with sumptuous tone, insight and perfect diction.” Hugh Canning – The Sunday Times – 15 July 2018 “Sarah Connolly is at her characteristically supple, golden-toned and intelligent best throughout, and she enjoys impeccable support from Joseph Middleton” Gramophone Magazine Dame Sarah Connolly needs no introduction, particularly to Leeds Lieder audiences. Patron to Leeds Lieder, regular star artist in our Festivals, and national treasure, Dame Sarah has delighted audiences the world over. To close our weekend of song recitals, Connolly and her regular duo partner Joseph Middleton perform Schumann songs to Hans Christian Andersen poetry and Wolf songs that span the full gamut of his writing style from the miniature Auch kleine Dinge to the towering Wagnerism of Kennst du das Land? The second half of the recital journeys through the highways and byways of British song, an area of the repertoire Dame Sarah reigns supreme. Witty, jazzy, heartfelt songs by Richard Rodney Bennett, a close friend of Connolly, close the programme.  The Venue - Leeds Conservatoire, Leeds DD/MM/YYYY

Details

The Venue - Leeds Conservatoire
3 Quarry Hill
Leeds
LS2 7PD
England


Programme

Robert SchumannFünf Lieder, Op.40
Hugo WolfAuch kleine Dinge (Italian leider book)
Hugo WolfGesang Wellas (Mörike leider)
Hugo WolfNachtzauber (Eichendorff Lieder)
Hugo WolfKennst du das Land (Goethe-Lieder)
Ernest John MoeranTwilight
Hugo WolfDie Zigeunerin (Eichendorff Lieder)
~ Interval ~
Rebecca ClarkeThe Lost Nightingale
Rebecca ClarkeThe Cloths of Heaven
John IrelandEarth's Call
Herbert HowellsKing David
Benjamin BrittenA Charm of Lullabies, Op.41
Charles Villiers StanfordA Sheaf of Songs from Leinster, Op.140: A soft day
Ivor GurneyThou didst delight my eyes
Ivor GurneyThe fields are full
Ivor GurneySleep
Richard Rodney BennettHistory of the Thé Dansant

Performers

Sarah Connolly – mezzo-soprano
Joseph Middleton – piano

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Programme Note

“Connolly proves herself a worthy heir to Janet Baker in the lovely songs of Ireland, Moeran and Ivor Gurney, but this “garland” of 20th-century songs, superbly accompanied by Middleton as her equal partner, embraces “cycles” by the antipoles Britten and Tippett, whose Charm of Lullabies (1947) and Songs for Ariel (1962) are the meatiest items, sung with sumptuous tone, insight and perfect diction.”

Hugh Canning – The Sunday Times – 15 July 2018

“Sarah Connolly is at her characteristically supple, golden-toned and intelligent best throughout, and she enjoys impeccable support from Joseph Middleton” Gramophone Magazine

Dame Sarah Connolly needs no introduction, particularly to Leeds Lieder audiences. Patron to Leeds Lieder, regular star artist in our Festivals, and national treasure, Dame Sarah has delighted audiences the world over. To close our weekend of song recitals, Connolly and her regular duo partner Joseph Middleton perform Schumann songs to Hans Christian Andersen poetry and Wolf songs that span the full gamut of his writing style from the miniature Auch kleine Dinge to the towering Wagnerism of Kennst du das Land? The second half of the recital journeys through the highways and byways of British song, an area of the repertoire Dame Sarah reigns supreme. Witty, jazzy, heartfelt songs by Richard Rodney Bennett, a close friend of Connolly, close the programme. 

Sarah Connolly

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