Across Borders: Ben Johnson & James Baillieu
25 October 2017, 13:10
These two superb artists, both stars of the new generation, perform early songs by Mahler and explore contemporaneous developments in English song through Elgar, Parry and others, who fell under many of the same influences while finding their own different and individual voices.
Gustav Mahler (1860 - 1911)Serenade aus Don Juan (no.4) from Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit
- Phantasie aus Don Juan (no.5) from Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit
- Zu Strassburg auf der Schantz (no.10) from Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit
- Starke Einbildungskraft (no.9) from Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit
Hubert Parry (1848 - 1918)No longer mourn for me when I am dead
- Farewell! thou art too dear for my posessing from Four Sonnets by William Shakespeare
Edward Elgar (1857 - 1934)Speak, music! (Op. 41)
- Pleading (Op. 48)
- Is She Not Passing Fair?
Amy Woodforde-Finden (1860 - 1919)Kashmiri Song
- Till I wake
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 - 1958)Linden Lea
- Silent Noon from The House of Life
Roger Quilter (1877 - 1953)It was a lover and his lass (Op. 23 no. 3)
- Go Lovely Rose (Op.24 no.3)
- Fair House of Joy (Op.12 no.7)
TenorAcclaimed tenor Ben Johnson represented England in BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2013 and won the Audience Prize. A former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist and 2008 winner of the Kathleen Ferrier Award, Johnson was formerly an English National Opera Harewood Artist and a Wigmore Hall Emerging Talent. Recent operatic highlights include Eisenstein Die Fledermaus and Don Ottavio Don Giovanni, both for Opera Holland Park, as well as a celebrated run as Alfredo La Traviata, Tamino Die Zauberflöte, and Nemorino L’elisir d’am... Read Full Biography
PianistAn accomplished chamber musician, soloist and accompanist, James’ partnerships include Lawrence Power, the Heath Quartet, Mark Padmore, Sir Thomas Allen, Dame Kiri te Kanawa, Pumeza Matshikiza and Marcus Farnsworth. Venues include Wigmore Hall, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Berlin Konzerthaus, Vienna Musikverein, Bridgewater Hall, National Concert Hall Dublin and the Bergen, Spitalfields, Aldeburgh, Cheltenham, Bath, St Magnus, Norfolk & Norwich, Brighton, Verbier and Aix-en-Provence Festivals. As a soloist, he has appeared with the Uls... Read Full Biography
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