Nicky Spence and Joseph Middleton

Tue 11 July 2023

Tenor and Piano / The Four Seasons - Spring


G Fauré L’hiver a cessé, Op. 61, No. 9; Mai, Op. 1 No. 2; Tristesse, Op. 6 No. 2.

W Mozart Das Veilchen, K476

L van Beethoven Adeleide, Op. 46

F Schubert Frühlingsglaube, D686; Ganymed, D544

H Wolf Ganymed; Er ist’s

E Grieg Gruss; Zur Rosenzeit; Ein Traum

A Bax Youth

P Warlock Pretty ring time

J Ireland The heart’s desire

F Bridge Love went a-riding

Joseph Middleton – described as ‘one of the brightest stars in the world of song and Lieder’ by BBC Music Magazine – has devised a sequence of song recitals exploring responses to the four seasons, with four singers taking a season each and their last song or encore leading us into the next season.

For ‘Spring’, he is joined by Nicky Spence, one of today’s most exciting tenors and winner of BBC Music Magazine’s Personality of the Year Award, 2022. The recital begins with a song about Winter ending, creating a neat cyclical feel to the sequence.