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Gavan Ring, Toby Spence, Jennifer Johnston

Performances from baritone Gavan Ring, tenor Toby Spence and mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnston from the Northern Ireland Opera Festival of Voice 2017 at Glenarm, Co. Antrim.

John Toal presents a series of recitals from Northern Ireland Opera's Festival of Voice 2017, recorded at St Patrick's Church of Ireland in Glenarm, Co Antrim. Irish baritone Gavan Ring is joined by pianist Simon Lepper in a performance of Vaughan Williams' "Songs of Travel", based on the words of Robert Louis Stevenson. Pianist Joseph Middleton performs alongside tenor Toby Spence with Benjamin Britten's "On This Island", music set to the words of the poet, and one of the composer's collaborators, WH Auden. And rounding off today's recital, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnston performs Vaughan Williams' "Four Last Songs", accompanied by pianist Joseph Middleton. This was some of the last music Vaughan Williams wrote, with texts by his wife Ursula, and was first performed in 1959.

Vaughan Williams: Songs of Travel
Gavan Ring (baritone), Simon Lepper (piano)

Benjamin Britten: On This Island Op. 11
Toby Spence (tenor), Joseph Middleton (piano)

Vaughan-Williams: Four Last Songs
Jennifer Johnston (mezzo-soprano), Joseph Middleton (piano).

57 minutes

Music Played

  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Songs of travel

    Performer: Gavan Ring. Performer: Simon Lepper.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Songs of travel

    Performer: Gavan Ring. Performer: Simon Lepper.
  • Benjamin Britten

    On this island Op.11

    Performer: Toby Spence. Performer: Joseph Middleton.
  • Benjamin Britten

    On this island Op.11

    Performer: Toby Spence. Performer: Joseph Middleton.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Four Last Songs

    Performer: Jennifer Johnson Cano. Performer: Joseph Middleton.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    4 Last songs

    Performer: Jennifer Johnson Cano. Performer: Joseph Middleton.
  • Eugène Ysaÿe

    Sonata No.2 in A minor, Op.27 (4th movement)

    Performer: Alina Ibragimova.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Oh Waley Waley

    Performer: Toby Spence. Performer: Joseph Middleton.

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