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Emily Hindrichs soprano
Joseph Middleton piano
Britten Canticle I, ‘My Beloved is Mine’
Christian Mason ‘On Love and Death – 5 Rossetti Songs’ (world premiere)
Edward Nesbit ‘A Pretence of Wit – 5 settings of W.B. Yeats’ (world premiere)
Copland Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson
Written within three years of each other, Copland and 9 Britten’s song setting styles share a gentle lyricism, crystalline clarity and a direct, expressive potency.
Francis Quarle’s ecstatic love poetry is propelled by some of Britten’s most sensuous vocal writing and a lilting piano barcarolle, whilst Copland’s clean melodic lines and uncluttered accompaniment lend a stark intensity to some of Emily Dickinson’s best known texts.
They frame two new cycles by two young composers with strong links to Aldeburgh – Edmond Nesbitt a Britten–Pears Alumnus, and Christian Mason, whose Aldeburgh commission for cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras made such a striking impression at the 2011 Festival.
Supported by Les Azuriales Opera Trust
Tickets £16, £13, £7 Under 27s half price