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Karen Cargill and Simon Lepper

Mezzo-soprano Karen Cargill and pianist Simon Lepper perform sensual French songs by Debussy, Chausson, Duparc and Hahn alongside Wagner's highly-charged Wesendock Lieder.

The Internationally renowned Scottish mezzo-soprano Karen Cargill makes her EIF Queen's Hall debut appearance. With her regular musical partner Simon Lepper, they perform a sensual and delicate selection of songs of Chassson, Hahn, Duparc and Debussy alongside Wagner's highly-charged and romantic Wesendonck lieder. Wagner based these songs on poems by Mathilde Wesendonck with whom he had fallen in love and the music reflects much to be found later in his opera Tristan and Isolde.

Presented by Donald Macleod

Hahn: A Chloris; Le Rossignol des lilas; L'Enamourée; Infidelité; Les Fontaines
Debussy: Trois Chansons de Bilitis
Chausson: Le Charme; Sérénade italienne; Le Colibri; Les Papillons

INTERVAL at around 11.35am
Donald Macleod takes a look ahead to next week when Swiss pianist Andreas Haefliger will perform at the Festival and introduces his recording of Beethoven Piano Sonata No 32 in C minor, Op 111

Duparc: L'Invitation au voyage; Chanson triste; Extase; Phidylé
Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder

Karen Cargill (mezzo-soprano)
Simon Lepper (piano).

2 hours

Music Played

  • Reynaldo Hahn

    A chloris

    Performer: Karen Cargill. Performer: Simon Lepper.
  • Reynaldo Hahn

    Le rossignol de lilas

    Performer: Karen Cargill. Performer: Simon Lepper.
  • Reynaldo Hahn

    L'Enamourée

    Performer: Karen Cargill. Performer: Simon Lepper.
  • Reynaldo Hahn

    Infidelité

    Performer: Karen Cargill. Performer: Simon Lepper.
  • Reynaldo Hahn

    Les fontaines

    Performer: Karen Cargill. Performer: Simon Lepper.
  • Claude Debussy

    Trois chansons de Bilitis

    Performer: Karen Cargill. Performer: Simon Lepper.
  • Ernest Chausson

    Le Charme

    Performer: Karen Cargill. Performer: Simon Lepper.
  • Ernest Chausson

    Sérénade Italienne

    Performer: Karen Cargill. Performer: Simon Lepper.
  • Ernest Chausson

    Le Colibri

    Performer: Karen Cargill. Performer: Simon Lepper.
  • Ernest Chausson

    Les Papillons

    Performer: Karen Cargill. Performer: Simon Lepper.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor Op.111

    Performer: Andreas Haefliger.
  • Henri Duparc

    L'invitation au voyage

    Performer: Karen Cargill. Performer: Simon Lepper.
  • Henri Duparc

    Chanson triste

    Performer: Karen Cargill. Performer: Simon Lepper.
  • Henri Duparc

    L'éxtase

    Performer: Karen Cargill. Performer: Simon Lepper.
  • Henri Duparc

    Phydilé

    Performer: Karen Cargill. Performer: Simon Lepper.
  • Richard Wagner

    5 Wesendonck Lieder

    Performer: Karen Cargill. Performer: Simon Lepper.
  • Josef Strauss

    Waltz Music of the Spheres (Sphärenklänge)

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Willi Boskovsky.
    • Decca.
  • Ferruccio Busoni

    Truffaldino (Introduction and Grotesque March)

    Orchestra: Filarmonica della Scala. Conductor: Riccardo Muti.
    • Busoni: Turandot Suite - Riccardo Muti.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 9.
  • Traditional

    Eriskay Love Lilt

    Performer: Karen Cargill. Performer: Simon Lepper.

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