With Aoife Miskelly (soprano) and Will Vann (piano) in Dominick Argento's Six Elizabethan Songs. Plus Clara Mouriz (mezzo-soprano) and Simon Lepper (piano) in Berlioz's Nuits d'ete.
John Toal presents the final recital in our Lunchtime Concert series from the Northern Ireland Opera Festival of Voice, recorded at St. Patrick's Church of Ireland in Glenarm, Co. Antrim. Opening the programme is American composer Dominick Argento's 'Six Elizabethan Songs' - written while the composer was in Florence in 1957, almost as a homage to the composer John Dowland - performed by Irish soprano Aoife Miskelly and pianist Will Vann. Completing our series this week, mezzo-soprano Clara Mouriz with pianist Simon Lepper return with a performance of Berlioz's beautiful 'Nuits d'été' (Summer Nights). The piece is a setting of six poems from the French poet Théophile Gautier. Originally written for voice and piano, Berlioz later orchestrated the movements, and made other arrangements of it for other voices. As with much of Berlioz's music, the themes of love and loss are prevalent throughout.
Dominick Argento: Six Elizabethan Songs
Aoife Miskelly (soprano), Will Vann (piano)
Berlioz: Nuits d'été
Clara Mouriz (mezzo-soprano), Simon Lepper (piano).
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