Clare Lesser & David Lesser

Friday 25 October 2019 at 7.30PM
Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall

Clare Lesser soprano

David Lesser piano

Michael Finnissy      Beddoes (first performance)

Nono      La fabbrica illuminata

Henze      Being Beauteous

Mark R Taylor   Zwei Herbstlieder

Hans Joachim Hespos   SHUT UPS ! (first performance)

David Lesser     Die Insel (first performance)

Internationally-acclaimed duo Clare and David Lesser explore the very latest developments in the song repertoire. World premieres dedicated to the performers by leading British composer Michael Finnissy and radical German modernist Hans Joachim Hespos are contrasted with two 20th-century classics: Luigi Nono’s searing, politically-charged soundscape La fabbrica illuminata and Hans Werner Henze’s haunting setting of Rimbaud, Being Beauteous. They will also present new settings of Rilke, Flecker and Morgenstern.

Tickets: £12; £10 concessions; £3 students

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