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Music & The Speech of Angels

The Foundling Museum
Event organized by The Foundling Museum

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Enjoy an evening of heartfelt, timeless music with award-winning
soprano Louise Kemény and pianist Edward Liddall.

Taking inspiration from the angels in Joseph Highmore's paintings, on display in the Museum, the pair explore the endless fascination poets and musicians across the centuries have had with angelic characters. Their programme ranges from the power and poise of Handel’s heavenly hosts to James Macmillan’s beautiful piano work, Angel.

19:00 | Tickets £14, £12 concessions & Foundling Friends

The Programme for the concert is as follows:
GF Händel, Accompagnato: “Oh, worse than death indeed!” Air: “Angels, ever brightand fair”, Theodora, Theodora HWV 68, 1750
George Butterworth From 11 Folksongs from Sussex, 1912, A Blacksmith Courted Me, The Cuckoo
Benjamin Britten From A Charm of Lullabies Op.41, 1949, III. Sephestia’s Lullaby, IV. A Charm
WA Mozart, Lied der Trennung K. 519, 1787
WA Mozart, Abendempfindung an Laura K. 523, 1787
Robert Schumann, Geistervariationen WoO24, 1854
Franz Schubert , An die Nachtigall D.497, 1816
Franz Schubert, Seligkeit D.433, 1816
Franz Schubert, Abendstern D.806, 1824
Claude Debussy, Apparition L.53, 1884
Claude Debussy, Dans le Jardin L.78, 1903
Manuel de Falla, 7 Canciones populares Españolas, 1914, Nana, Canción
Joaquín Rodrigo, Cuatro Madrigales Amatorios, 1947, I.¿Con qué la lavaré?, II. Vos me matásteis, III. ¿De dónde venís, amore?, IV. De los álamos vengo, madre
James Macmillan, Angel, 1997
Joel Rust, tunc me discussa (world premiere), 2017
Richard Strauss, Op 17/2 Ständchen, 1886
Richard Strauss, Op 37/4 Mein Auge, 1897
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, O chom v tishy nochey (In the Silence of the Night), op 40/3
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Son v letnyuyu noch’ (A Midsummer Night's Dream), op 56/2