- Robert Schumann 1810–1856
Nord oder Süd
- Johannes Brahms 1833–1897
5 Songs, Op 104
- Clara Schumann 1819–1896
Three Choruses for Mixed Choir
- Heinrich von Herzogenberg 1843–1900
Selig sind, die da Leid tragen
Und ich hörete eine Stimme vom Himmel
Siehe, um Trist war mir sehr bange
- Dame Ethel Mary Smyth 1858–1944
Fête galante (opera version)
We watched her breathing through the night
A gorgeous selection of elegant part-songs by Robert Schumann (including his extraordinary collection for double choir, Op. 141), by his wife Clara (from the early years of their married life), and by friends and admirers such as Brahms and Herzogenberg.
This early-evening concert precedes the Colin Matthews World Premiere, Beethoven and Schumann
BBC Symphony Orchestra concert in the Barbican Hall on the same evening.