Song at Wolfson / Joshua Owen Mills: Beethoven, Fauré, Poulenc and Quilter
09 May 2019, 18:00 - 19:00
The tenor Joshua Owen Mills was a member of the prestigious Opera Studio at the Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich, and is already in great demand and becoming widely known for his Mozart roles and concert repertoire. He sings a selection of songs by Beethoven, including some of his settings of Goethe, that give the lie to the idea that Beethoven was not a great song composer. We also hear Fauré’s passionate telling of a one-day love affair, the Poème d’un jour. Songs by Poulenc include ‘Fancy’, his single, touching setting of Shakespeare, before the programme concludes with Roger Quilter’s three Shakespeare songs.
Enjoy a free glass of Gusborne Estate sparkling wine after the concert at Cherwell Boathouse by booking a table and showing your concert ticket.
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)Lied aus der Ferne (WoO 137)
- Resignation (WoO. 149)
- Adelaide (Op. 46)
- Der Kuß (Op. 128)
- Neue Liebe, neues Leben (Op. 75 no.2)
Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924)
Francis Poulenc (1899 - 1963)Voyage à Paris (FP 107 no.4) from Banalités
- Hôtel (FP 107 no.2) from Banalités
- Bleuet (FP 102)
Roger Quilter (1877 - 1953)