33. Mark Padmore, Ana Manastireanu, Kate Kennedy: Britten’s Poets
20 October 2022, 15:00 - 16:00
Mark Padmore gives a fascinating lecture-recital on Benjamin Britten’s relationships, both musical and personal, with four of the poets he set to music: W.H. Auden, Thomas Hardy, John Donne and William Soutar. He is joined by the writer and broadcaster Kate Kennedy, and as they examine the varying approach Britten takes to the setting of each poet's words, Mark performs selected songs with the excellent young pianist Ana Manastireanu.
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The event duration is approximately 1 hour and there will be no interval.
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TenorMark Padmore was born in London and studied at King’s College, Cambridge. He has established an international career in opera, concert and recital. His appearances in Bach Passions have gained particular notice, especially his renowned performances as Evangelist in the St Matthew and St John Passions with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and Simon Rattle, staged by Peter Sellars. A highlight of Mark’s 2021/22 season is a residency at Wigmore Hall where he celebrates his relationship with pianists Till Fellner, Imogen Cooper,... Read Full Biography
PianistAna Manastireanu is an increasingly sought-after collaborative pianist, specialising in song and chamber music. She is currently a Britten-Pears Young Artist for 2021-22. Ana has recently won the Accompanist Prize in the 2020 AESS Patricia Routledge National English Song Competition and in the 2019 Maureen Lehane Vocal Awards held at the Wigmore Hall. In 2019 she won the Accompanist Prize in the AESS Courtney Kenny Award and was selected as a Leeds Lieder Young Artist. She also won the Alasdair Graham Pianist Prize in the 2020 RCM Lied... Read Full Biography
SpeakerDr Kate Kennedy has held a Research Fellowship at Girton College, Cambridge, a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship at the English Faculty, Cambridge, and is the Weinrebe Research Fellow in Life-writing at Wolfson College, Oxford. She lectures in both music and English, and specialises in interdisciplinary biography. Her biography Dweller in Shadows: Ivor Gurney, poet, composer will be published by Oxford University Press in 2016, and she is currently working on a triple biography of Rupert Brooke and composers FS Kelly and William Denis Br... Read Full Biography
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