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Archive: Carolyn Sampson (soprano), Joseph Middleton (piano)

Saturday 18 December 2021, 7.30pm

"But I like to sing..." A celebration of beautiful songs

 Parry. My Heart is like a Singing Bird

Bernstein. I hate Music!

Schubert. An die Musik

Wolf. An eine Aeolsharfe

Brahms. An ein Veilchen

Joseph Marx. Nocturne

Franck. Nocturne

Lili Boulanger. Il etait descendue au bas de la prairie

Debussy. Beau soir

Duparc. L’invitation au voyage

Britten. Il est quelqu’un sur terre

Paladilhe. Psyche


Bach/Gounod. Ave Maria

Poulenc. Deux poemes de Louis Aragon

Mompou. Damunt de tu nomes des flors

Peterson-Berger. Aspakers-polska

Peterson-Berger. Langtan heter min arvedel

Grieg. To brune ojne

Tchaikovsky. Nur, wer die Sehnsucht kennt

Rachmaninov. Spring Waters

Barber. A Slumber Song of the Madonna

Gurney. Sleep

Strauss. Morgen

Hugh Canning writes in the Sunday Times that Carolyn Sampson's "light bright timbre touches the heart", and Keith Bruce writes that she sings "with luminous perfection and beautiful diction."

Acclaimed pianist Joseph Middleton specialises in the art of song accompaniment and chamber music. Described in Opera Magazine as ‘the rightful heir to legendary accompanist Gerald Moore’ and by BBC Music Magazine as ‘one of the brightest stars in the world of song and Lieder’, he has also been labelled ‘the cream of the new generation’ by The Times.

Carolyn Sampson's website 

Joseph Middleton's website

"Something for everyone here! More languages than I’ve ever attempted in one programme, some songs you’ll know, some you may not. All of them completely wonderful!" Carolyn Sampson on Twitter


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Standard ticket price £25 (£5 discount for NCM Members).

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