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Freundliche Vision – A Recital of Fin de Siècle Lyric Song

Monday 17 June, 7.00 pm to 8.00 pm, Pavilion Rm

Hughes Hall Music presents a recital of fin de siècle lyric song with Alison Pearce (soprano) and Nigel Yandell (piano).

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Richard Strauss 1864-1949

  • Freundliche Vision
  • Allerseelen
  • Morgen
  • Zueignung

Henri Duparc 1848-1933

  • Chanson Triste
  • Lamento
  • Élégie

Olivier Messiaen 1908-1992
Trois Melodies

  • Pourquoi?
  • Le Sourire
  • La Fiancée perdue

Herbert Howells 1892-1983

  • Come Sing and Dance

John Ireland 1914-1992

  • If there were dreams to sell

Roger Quilter 1877-1953

  • Love’s Philosophy

George Gershwin 1898-1937

  • Summertime
  • Lorelei
  • Vodka


About the musicians

Alison Pearce has an international career as a soprano soloist in opera, oratorio and recital. She appears with the world’s leading conductors and orchestras at major venues and festivals as well as broadcasting for radio and television in many countries. She was a vocal professor at the Royal Academy of Music (1996-2010) and is presently the artistic director of a European Summer School for Singers in Tuscany and Burgundy. She has also given master-classes and lectures for Birkbeck College in their series in association with the Royal Opera House, and in addition, for the Research Department of the Royal Academy of Music in England, with regular invitations to visit other conservatoires around the world.

Alison possesses a vast and varied portfolio of work in opera, oratorio, recital and chamber music repertoire. She is in constant demand both in the UK and throughout Europe, the Middle East, the Far East and the USA, and as a solo recitalist with piano as well as with harp and also with chamber ensemble.

Nigel Yandell has lectured in the UK and internationally and is an experienced solo pianist, accompanist, teacher and examiner. He teaches across a variety of practical/musicianship and keyboard-related skills in the Faculty of Music where he is an Affiliated Lecturer. He has been a Director of the London Sinfonietta, the William Alwyn Foundation and Procorda. Until recently a Trustee of the Cambridge University Music Society and the Cambridge Union Society, he is currently a Trustee of the Stradivari Trust as well as Director of Music and Director of Studies in Music at Hughes Hall.