Song at Wolfson: William Morgan sings Schumann and Duparc
26 April 2018, 18:00
We are delighted to begin a new series of early-evening song recitals in collaboration with Wolfson College. The auditorium at Wolfson is an ideal space for song performance: intimate, with excellent acoustics and a fine Steinway piano. The series will showcase outstanding singers who are in the early stages of highly successful careers: not yet household names perhaps, but international stars in the making. Concerts begin at 6pm and last no more than one hour. Tickets cost £10. There is ample parking on site and in the streets nearby.
Tonight's concert will be given by tenor William Morgan. William is a Harewood Artist at English National Opera, having studied at the Royal College of Music and the National Opera Studio. He is currently working at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. He is also a passionate song recitalist, and an alumnus of the Oxford Lieder Mastercourse. He and Sholto Kynoch perform one of Schumann’s great cycles, his twelve settings of poems by Justinus Kerner: an extraordinary assortment of songs that traverse emotional highs and lows. Alongside this they perform a selection of songs by Henri Duparc, the French composer whose reputation lies entirely on a body of just seventeen songs. Duparc stopped composing abruptly at the age of 35, and never wrote another note though he lived another 50 years! He destroyed most of his works, and almost the only music of his that remains are his songs, each one a perfect gem.
Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)
Henri Duparc (1848 - 1933)Le manoir de Rosemonde
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