Rich Romantic lieder including Wagner's Wesendonck lieder plus songs by Strauss and Barber, performed by Amber Wagner and Malcolm Martineau, live at the Edinburgh Festival.
Live from the Queen’s Hall, American soprano Amber Wagner joins Edinburgh-born pianist Malcolm Martineau for a selection of rich romantic song. They begin with a selection of Bellini’s three small arias, followed by Strauss’ Four Last songs, written when he was in his 80s. After the interval Amber performs songs by fellow Americans Barber and Ives, before closing the recital with Wagner’s five song settings of poetry by Mathilde Wesendonck. Presented by Donald Macleod.
Bellini: Il fervido desiderio
Bellini: Dolente Imagine di Fille mia
Bellini: Vaga luna, che inargenti
Strauss: Four Last Songs (version for voice & piano)
Op post. [Hesse/von Eichendorff]
Interval - Mahan Esfahani plays Rameau Suite No 1 in A minor
Barber: Nocturne Op 13 No 4
Barber: Sure on this shining Night Op 13 No 3
Ives: The Children's Hour 'from 114 songs'
Ives/Macfarren: Songs my mother taught me
Wagner: 5 Wesendonck Lieder
Amber Wagner (soprano)
Malcolm Martineau (piano)
Donald Macleod (presenter)
Laura Metcalfe (producer)