Christopher Maltman and Audrey Saint-Gil

Wed 20 July 2022

The Soldier: from Severn to Somme

Tenor and Piano

The Soldier: from Severn to Somme

Home:

G Butterworth Loveliest of Trees

A Somervell On the Idle Hill of Summer

G Mahler Des Knaben Wunderhorn, No. 9 Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen

Journey:

G Fauré Les Berceaux Op. 23 No. 1

C Ives 3 Songs of War – He is there

I Gurney Severn Meadows

G Mahler Des Knaben Wunderhorn, No. 11 Revelge 

Battle:

M Mussorgsky Commander in Chief

I Gurney In Flanders

H Wolf Mörike-Lieder No 5. Der Tambour

R Schumann Der Soldat

Epitaph:

G Finzi Channel Firing

G Butterworth The Lads in their Hundreds (from A Shropshire Lad), Is my team ploughing? (From A Shropshire Lad)

F Poulenc Lune d’avril

Christopher Maltman is one of the leading baritones of his generation. His career highlights include singing the title role in Claus Guth’s iconic production of Mozart´s Don Giovanni, and more recently productions of Verdi´s Rigoletto in Frankfurt, Berlin and Vienna. He is accompanied by the outstanding pianist, vocal coach and conductor Audrey Saint-Gil.

This programme was born whilst Christopher Maltman was studying at the Royal Academy of Music. The compositions have been selected to form a coherent but flexible narrative that produces a touching memoire to all those affected by war.

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