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Eight Songs for a Mad King

Charles Hazlewood is joined by the composer Peter Maxwell Davies for an in depth exploration of his iconic music theatre work Eight Songs for a Mad King.

Charles Hazlewood is joined by the composer Peter Maxwell Davies for an in-depth exploration of his iconic music theatre work Eight Songs for a Mad King. With the ensemble Psappha and baritone Kelvin Thomas.

Considered one of the most celebrated and shocking pieces of British music theatre ever written, the work portrays the tragic madness of King George III.

1 hour, 30 minutes

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  • Sir Peter Maxwell Davies

    8 Songs for a mad king for voice and ensemble

    Performers: Psappha, Kelvin Thomas (baritone)

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