Baudelaire in Song

Concert Hall - Barber Institute
Arts and Law, Performance
Friday 17th November 2017 (13:10)
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  • Barber Lunchtime Concert

Mary Bevan soprano
Joseph Middleton piano
With Professor Helen Abbott

Programme includes:

  • Rollinat
    Madrigal triste
    Harmonie du soir
  • Debussy
    Le Jet d'eau
  • Duparc
    La Vie antérieure
  • Bréville
    Harmonie du soir

Professor Helen Abbott explores the music inspired by 19th century French poet Charles Baudelaire, from household names such as Debussy to variety cabaret artists. For this, her Inaugural Lecture, Helen is joined by one of the UK's finest sopranos, Mary Bevan, and pianist Joseph Middleton. We will learn about Helen's research and its influence on performers as we hear works from Mary and Joseph's latest album release, and music that Helen has written about in her latest book.

Venue: Barber Concert Hall, Barber Institute of Fine Arts

Admission: Free