Ashley Riches song recital
Ashley Riches and Joseph Middleton in a recital recorded at the Cambridge Summer Music Festival. Includes works by Schubert, Gounod and Debussy and Bennett's Songs before Sleep.
A programme of songs entitled Songs before sleep, performed by Ashley Riches and Joseph Middleton.
Presented by Ian Skelly.
Recorded on Sunday 8 July, at the Old Divinity School, St John's College as part of the Cambridge Summer Music Festival 2018.
Ashley Riches, bass-baritone
Joseph Middleton, piano
Radio 3 New Generation Artist Ashley Riches is joined by pianist Joseph Middleton for a recital of songs on a theme of night and visions, including works by Schubert, Gounod, Duparc, Saint-Saens, Debussy and Barber. The programme also features the world premiere of a work specially composed for Ashley Riches by Kate Whitley, setting poems by Julia Copus, and finishes with Richard Rodney Bennett's Songs before Sleep, using texts taken from the Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes.