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Wigmore Hall Mondays: Carolyn Sampson and Matthew Wadsworth

From Wigmore Hall in London, soprano Carolyn Sampson and lutenist Matthew Wadsworth perform a recital of English songs, with works by Dowland, Britten and Purcell.

From Wigmore Hall in London, soprano Carolyn Sampson and lutenist Matthew Wadsworth perform a recital of English song. From Dowland and Purcell all the way to the 20th century and Benjamin Britten, their programme explores the close spiritual links English song has with folk music and poetry, and also encompasses a world premiere for solo theorbo by composer Stephen Goss.

Introduced by Sara Mohr-Pietsch

John Dowland:
Shall I strive with words to move; Now, O now I needs must part; Come again! Sweet love doth now invite; A Dream

Anon: Galliarda

Britten:
The Shooting of his Dear; I will give my love an apple; The Soldier and the Sailor

Stephen Goss: The Miller's Tale, for solo theorbo (world première)

Purcell:
Retir'd from any Mortal's sight; O solitude, my sweetest choice; When first Amintas sued for a kiss

(Rpt).

58 minutes

Music Played

  • John Dowland

    Shall I strive with words to move

    Performer: Carolyn Sampson. Performer: Matthew Wadsworth.
  • John Dowland

    Now, O now

    Performer: Carolyn Sampson. Performer: Matthew Wadsworth.
  • John Dowland

    Come again

    Performer: Carolyn Sampson. Performer: Matthew Wadsworth.
  • John Dowland

    Pavan (a dream)

    Performer: Matthew Wadsworth.
  • Anon.

    Galliarda

    Performer: Matthew Wadsworth.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Folk Song arrangements

    Performer: Carolyn Sampson. Performer: Matthew Wadsworth.
  • Stephen Goss

    The Miller's Tale (world premiere)

    Performer: Matthew Wadsworth.
  • Henry Purcell

    Retired from any mortal's sight

    Performer: Carolyn Sampson. Performer: Matthew Wadsworth.
  • Henry Purcell

    O solitude

    Performer: Carolyn Sampson. Performer: Matthew Wadsworth.
  • Henry Purcell

    When first Amintas sued for a kiss

    Performer: Carolyn Sampson. Performer: Matthew Wadsworth.

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