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Ruby Hughes and Joseph Middleton at Wigmore Hall

Soprano Ruby Hughes and pianist Joseph Middleton offer an exploration of love, lullabies and the bond between parent and child in songs by Schumann, Mahler, Ives, Grime & Britten.

Radio 3 in Concert this evening offers an exploration of love, lullabies and the bond between parent and child in a programme of songs performed by the soprano Ruby Hughes and the pianist Joseph Middleton. As well as songs by Schumann, Mahler, Ives and Britten the evening features the world premiere of a song cycle by Wigmore Hall's Composer in Residence Helen Grime, setting poems from Fiona Benson's Bright Travellers, a remarkable and moving collection of poetry which explores the pain, passion, beauty and joy of becoming a parent.

Presented by Georgia Mann.

Robert Schumann: Träumerei (Kinderszenen Op. 15)
Robert Schumann: Frauenliebe und leben Op. 42
Gustav Mahler: Kindertotenlieder

INTERVAL

Charles Ives: Serenity
Charles Ives: The Housatonic at Stockbridge
Charles Ives: Memories: a. Very Pleasant, b. Rather Sad
Charles Ives: Songs my mother taught me
Helen Grime: Bright Travellers (world première)
Benjamin Britten: Ca' the yowes
Benjamin Britten: Come you not from Newcastle?
Benjamin Britten: At the mid hour of night
Benjamin Britten: O Waly, Waly

Ruby Hughes (soprano)
Joseph Middleton (piano)

Recorded at Wigmore Hall, London on Thursday 15th February.

2 hours, 30 minutes

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