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Faure, Debussy, Poldowski, Bordes, Lipatti, Vierne, Vaughan Williams, Aubert

Ailish Tynan (soprano), Yann Beuron (tenor) and Graham Johnson (piano) perform music by Faure, Debussy, Poldowski, Bordes, Lipatti, Vierne, Vaughan Williams and Aubert.

Live from the Wigmore Hall, London

Presented by Catherine Bott

The golden age of French song: Ailish Tynan, soprano & Yann Beuron, tenor, join pianist Graham Johnson at the Wigmore Hall.

Verlaine And Rimbaud In England:

Fauré: Spleen Op. 51 No. 3
Debussy: L'échelonnement des haies
Poldowski: Dansons la gigue
Debussy: Il pleure dans mon coeur from 'Ariettes oubliées'
La mer est plus belle
Bordes: Dansons la gigue

After The Masque:

Lipatti: Sensation
Debussy: Spleen from 'Ariettes oubliées'
Vierne: Spleen from 'Spleens et Détresses'
Vaughan Williams: The Sky above the Roof
Fauré: Prison Op. 83 No. 1
Aubert: Nocturne

Ailish Tynan, soprano
Yann Beuron, tenor
Graham Johnson, piano

In this concert, the second in Graham Johnson's French Song Series at the Wigmore, the pursuits of the idle rich, so ardently cultivated by French aristocrats in the decades before the Revolution, are charted in song. Included are some from Debussy's youthful first book of Fêtes galantes, erotically charged settings of verse by Paul Verlaine, whose years in England, chiefly spent as a school-teacher in Lincolnshire, were prefaced by a spell in prison following his drunken attempt to shoot fellow author and libertine Arthur Rimbaud!

1 hour, 25 minutes


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