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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.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Franz Schubert

    An den Mond D193

    Performer: Ashley Riches. Performer: Joseph Middleton.
  • Franz Schubert

    Der Zwerg D771

    Performer: Ashley Riches. Performer: Joseph Middleton.
  • Franz Schubert

    Die Sterne D684

    Performer: Ashley Riches. Performer: Joseph Middleton.
  • Franz Schubert

    Der Musensohn D764

    Performer: Ashley Riches. Performer: Joseph Middleton.
  • Charles‐François Gounod

    Crépuscule

    Performer: Ashley Riches. Performer: Joseph Middleton.
  • Henri Duparc

    L'Invitation au Voyage

    Performer: Ashley Riches. Performer: Joseph Middleton.
  • Déodat de Séverac

    Les Hiboux

    Performer: Ashley Riches. Performer: Joseph Middleton.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    'Tournoiement', from Mélodies Persanes, Op. 26, No. 6

    Performer: Ashley Riches. Performer: Joseph Middleton.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Après un rêve, Op. 7 No. 1

    Performer: Ashley Riches. Performer: Joseph Middleton.
  • Samuel Barber

    Hermit Songs Op. 29

    Performer: Ashley Riches. Performer: Joseph Middleton.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Sextet for piano and wind Op. 100

    Ensemble: Nash Ensemble.
    • Poulenc - The Complete Chamber Music.
    • Hyperion.
    • CDA67255/6.
    • 1.
  • Claude Debussy

    Fêtes galantes Set 1, L80: En Sourdine

    Performer: Ashley Riches. Performer: Joseph Middleton.
  • Claude Debussy

    Fêtes galantes Set 1, L80: Fantoches

    Performer: Ashley Riches. Performer: Joseph Middleton.
  • Claude Debussy

    Fêtes galantes Set 1, L80: Clair de Lune

    Performer: Ashley Riches. Performer: Joseph Middleton.
  • Kate Whitley

    In Praise of Adultery

    Performer: Ashley Riches. Performer: Joseph Middleton.
  • Kate Whitley

    Love, Like Water

    Performer: Ashley Riches. Performer: Joseph Middleton.
  • Richard Rodney Bennett

    Songs before sleep

    Performer: Ashley Riches. Performer: Joseph Middleton.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Wiegenlied: Guten Abend, gute Nacht Op. 49 No. 4

    Performer: Ashley Riches. Performer: Joseph Middleton.
  • Imogen Holst

    Variations on an Elizabethan Theme (Sellinger's Round)

    Composer: Arthur Oldham. Composer: Michael Tippett. Composer: Lennox Berkeley. Composer: Benjamin Britten. Composer: Humphrey Searle. Composer: William Walton. Ensemble: Guildhall String Ensemble. Conductor: Robert Salter.
    • Guildhall String Ensemble: Works by Britten etc.
    • RCA.
    • 09.

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