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2018 Hay Festival - Mendelssohn Plus performed by Soraya Mafi and Simon Lepper

Sarah Walker presents Mendelssohn Plus performed by soprano Soraya Mafi and pianist Simon Lepper at the 2018 Hay Festival.

Sarah Walker presents Mendelssohn Plus, with music performed by the soprano Soraya Mafi and the pianist Simon Lepper, recorded at St Mary's Church, Hay-on-Wye, during the 2018 Hay Festival. Included in the concert are a number of songs by Felix Mendelssohn such as his popular Auf Flugeln des Gesanges, On wings of song, as well as music by Robert and Clara Schumann, and Richard Strauss. Soraya Mafi also performs songs by Mendelssohn's sister, Fanny Hensel, including a romantic contemplation, Die Mainacht, and a collection of four songs by Johanna Muller-Hermann setting poems by Ricarda Huch, and two texts by the composer herself.

Soraya Mafi, soprano
Simon Lepper, piano

Mendelssohn: Auf Flugeln des Gesanges, Op 34 No 2
Hensel: Warum sind denn die Rosen so blass, Op 1 No 3
Mendelssohn: Sechs Lieder ohne Worte Op 30 No 3 (Adagio non troppo)
Hensel: Die Mainacht, Op 9 No 6
Hensel: Vier Lieder ohne Worte Op 8 No 3 (Larghetto - Lied)
Mendelssohn: Suleika, Op 34 No 4
Robert Schumann: Lied der Suleika, Op 25 No 9
Clara Schumann: Liebst du um Schonheit, Op 12 No 2
Robert Schumann: Widmung, Op 25 No 1
Muller-Hermann: Vier Lieder, Op 2
Richard Strauss: Schlagende Herzen, Op 29 No 2
Richard Strauss: Das Rosenband, Op 36 No 1
Richard Strauss: Standchen, Op 17 No 2
Richard Strauss: Morgen, Op 27 No 4

Produced by Luke Whitlock.

58 minutes

Music Played

  • Radio 3 lunchtime concerts at the Hay Festival 2018

    • Felix Mendelssohn

      Auf Flugeln des Gesanges (6 Songs, Op.34)

      Performer: Simon Lepper. Performer: Soraya Mafi.
    • Fanny Hensel

      Warum sind die Rosen so blass (Songs, Op.1)

      Performer: Simon Lepper. Performer: Soraya Mafi.
    • Felix Mendelssohn

      Adagio non troppo (Lieder ohne Worte, Op.30)

      Performer: Simon Lepper.
    • Fanny Hensel

      Die Mainacht (6 Songs, Op.9)

      Performer: Simon Lepper. Performer: Soraya Mafi.
    • Fanny Hensel

      Lieder ohne Worte (Op.8, No 3)

      Performer: Simon Lepper.
    • Felix Mendelssohn

      Suleika (6 Songs, Op.34)

      Performer: Simon Lepper. Performer: Soraya Mafi.
    • Robert Schumann

      Lied der Suleika (Myrthen, Op.25)

      Performer: Simon Lepper. Performer: Soraya Mafi.
    • Clara Schumann

      Liebst du um Schonheit (Op.12, No 2)

      Performer: Simon Lepper. Performer: Soraya Mafi.
    • Robert Schumann

      Widmung (Myrthen, Op.25)

      Performer: Simon Lepper. Performer: Soraya Mafi.
    • Johanna Müller-Hermann

      Lieder, Op.2

      Performer: Simon Lepper. Performer: Soraya Mafi.
    • Richard Strauss

      Schlagende Herzen (3 Lieder, Op.29)

      Performer: Simon Lepper. Performer: Soraya Mafi.
    • Richard Strauss

      Das Rosenband (4 Lieder, Op.36)

      Performer: Simon Lepper. Performer: Soraya Mafi.
    • Richard Strauss

      Standchen (6 Lieder, Op.17)

      Performer: Simon Lepper. Performer: Soraya Mafi.
    • Richard Strauss

      Morgen (4 Lieder, Op.27)

      Performer: Simon Lepper. Performer: Soraya Mafi.
    • Leonard Bernstein

      I Hate Music (5 Kid Songs)

      Performer: Simon Lepper. Performer: Soraya Mafi.

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