Concerts

Concerts

The London Song Festival 2014, Accommodations With Power?, will take place during October and November 2014.

The venue this year is:-
Rosslyn Hill Chapel, Rosslyn Hill, Hampstead, London NW3 1NG





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Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 19:30
Music of a Foreign Land.

Ailish Tynan – soprano, Simon Wallfisch – baritone, Nigel Foster - piano

This programme explores songs inspired by foreign countries by composers including Schumann, Brahms, Wolf and Debussy, and English songs by Granville Bantock, Holst and Herbert Howells. We will also perform a selection of Isaac Nathan's Hebrew Melodies, with texts by Lord Byron; Nathan based these songs on music he would have heard in his synagogue, giving us a fascinating insight into the music that was sung in the Ashkenazy synagogues of 19th century London, music that has now, with the notable exception of Ma'oz Tzur, been lost. Nathan emigrated to Australia in 1841 having claimed to have carried out secret missions for the Royal Family for which he was never paid by the government, and Lord Byron left England in 1816 to escape charges of sodomy and incest.
Simon Wallfisch was born into a family of distinguished musicians that included the cellist Anita Lasker-Wallfisch, one of the last known surviving members of the Girl Orchestra of Auschwitz. Ailish Tynan is a BBC Radio3 New Generation Artist, and winner of the Song Prize at the 2003 Cardiff Singer of the World Competition.
£ 15.00
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Thursday, 30 October 2014, 19:30
Late Romantics

Ilona Domnich – soprano, Nigel Foster – piano

This recital includes Shostakovich's powerful Songs on Poems by Alexander Blok (with violin and cello), selections from the Brentano Lieder by Richard Strauss, stirring music by Rachmaninov, life-affirming songs by Victor Ullmann written in the Theresienstadt concentration camp, and the premiere of two songs by Michael Csanyi-Wills, setting the composer's mother's final letter written to her children before she was killed by the Nazis in Hungary in October 1944. Michael has written a number of film scores including The Little Vampire, and The Trouble with Dot and Harry starring Neil Morrissey.
Russian soprano Ilona Domnich was discovered by the legendary Vera Rozsa who invited her to study at the Royal College of Music after hearing her at a masterclass in her native St Petersburg. She has since worked with English National Opera, Grange Park Opera, English Touring Opera and in recital with Roger Vignoles and Angela Hewitt.

£ 15.00
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Tuesday, 11 November 2014, 19:30
1903 Richard Strauss Recital

Regina Nathan – soprano, Nigel Foster – piano

A recreation of the recital given in London on 9th December 1903 by Pauline and Richard Strauss. Richard Strauss wrote most of his songs for his wife, the soprano Pauline de Ahna, with whom he enjoyed a sometimes turbulent but always fulfilling relationship, and whose operatic repertoire ranged from both Donna Anna and Donna Elvira from Mozart's Don Giovanni to Eva from Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and even Isolde.
Regina Nathan’s career in opera, concert and recital has taken her from her native Ireland across Europe, and as far as Kuala Lumpur and New York’s Carnegie Hall. A devoted recitalist, she has sung in London’s Wigmore Hall, the Purcell Room, the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris and famously with Placido Domingo in a sold out audience at Dublin’s Point Theatre.
£ 15.00
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Tuesday, 18 November 2014, 19:30
Young Singers’ Showcase

Dominic Sedgwick – baritone, Sinead O’Kelly - soprano, Nigel Foster - piano

This concert features a performance of Joseph Marx's rarely heard Italienisches Liederbuch, which like that of the much better known collection by Hugo Wolf, comprises settings of translations of Italian poems into German by Paul Heyse, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1910. Alongside the Marx songs, the programme will also include Schumann’s Maria Stuart Lieder.
This concert continues The London Song Festival's tradition of showcasing exciting up-and-coming singers and giving them a platform at the beginning of their careers, here we feature two outstanding young singers from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Royal College of Music.
£ 15.00
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Thursday 27 November 2014, 19:30
EntarteteMusik
Peter Brathwaite - baritone, Nigel Foster – piano

EntarteteMusik (Degenerate Music) with Peter Brathwaite (baritone). A critical song-based reconstruction of the infamous Düsseldorf exhibition of 1938, intended by the Nazi government to alert the German public to "inferior and ultimately dangerous" forms of music, particularly jazz and Jewish music. The concert will feature the songs of Kurt Weill, who fled Germany in 1933 for Paris, London and then America, and Protest Songs and other music by Hanns Eisler, who was exiled twice; from Germany through being Jewish and from the US through being a communist.
Peter Brathwaite is the winner of the Samuel Coleridge Taylor Award presented by Grace Bumbry at the 2009 Voice of Black Opera Competition

£ 15.00
 
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