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With Gemma Lois Summerfield (soprano) and Jennifer Johnston (mezzo) in Mahler: settings of Des Knaben Wunderhorn and Ruckert-Lieder. Plus Ruby Hughes (soprano) in songs by Ives.

This week's Lunchtime Concerts were recorded at the Clothworkers' Centenary Concert Hall as part of the 2016/17 Leeds Lieder Festival, curated by pianist Joseph Middleton. Joseph's theme for this festival was the music of Gustav Mahler, which he paired with songs by some of Mahler's inspirations and contemporaries. Today, soprano Gemma Lois Summerfield performs three of Mahler's "Knaben Wunderhorn" settings, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnston sings his "5 Lieder Nach texten von Rückert", and soprano Ruby Hughes sings five songs by American composer Charles Ives.

Mahler: Es sungen drei Engel einen süssen Gesang; Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen; Die irdische Leben [Des Knaben Wunderhorn]
Gemma Lois Summerfield (soprano) / Joseph Middleton (piano)

Ives: The Housatonic at Stockbridge; Memories: A - Very Pleasant, B - Rather Sad; Songs My Mother Taught Me; Serenity; From The Swimmers
Ruby Hughes (soprano) / Joseph Middleton (piano)

Mahler: Fünf Lieder nach Texten von Rückert
Jennifer Johnston (mezzo-soprano) / Joseph Middleton (piano)

Presented by Hannah French.

58 minutes

Music Played

  • Gustav Mahler

    Des Knaben Wunderhorn: Es sungen drei Engel

    Performer: Joseph Middleton. Singer: Gemma Summerfield.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Des Knaben Wunderhorn: Wo die schonen Trompeten blasen

    Performer: Joseph Middleton. Singer: Gemma Summerfield.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Des Knaben Wunderhorn: Das Irdische Leben

    Performer: Gemma Summerfield. Performer: Joseph Middleton.
  • Charles Ives

    The Housatonic at Stockbridge K.Z.125

    Performer: Joseph Middleton. Singer: Ruby Hughes.
  • Charles Ives

    Memories (A, Very pleasant, B, Rather sad) K.Z.45

    Performer: Joseph Middleton. Singer: Ruby Hughes.
  • Charles Ives

    Songs my mother taught me K.Z.26

    Performer: Joseph Middleton. Singer: Ruby Hughes.
  • Charles Ives

    Serenity

    Performer: Joseph Middleton. Singer: Ruby Hughes.
  • Charles Ives

    Swimmers (Then the swift plunge) K.Z.100

    Performer: Joseph Middleton. Singer: Ruby Hughes.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Des Knaben Wunderhorn: Urlicht

    Performer: Joseph Middleton. Singer: Jennifer Johnston.
  • Gustav Mahler

    5 Ruckert-Lieder

    Performer: Joseph Middleton. Singer: Jennifer Johnston.

Broadcasts

  • Wed 12 Apr 2017 13:00
  • Wed 1 Nov 2017 13:00