I Fagiolini

I Fagiolini

Wednesday 31 January 2018 at 7.30PM
Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall

Robert Hollingworth director

Piatto misto

Monteverdi     Lagrime d’amante al sepolchro dell’amata

Ravenscroft     There were three ravens

Tomkins     Too much I once lamented

Janequin     La Chasse

Britten     Sacred and profane

Cathy Berberian     Stripsody                 

Janet Wheeler     Music to Hear

William Brooks     Oooh Will!

Adrian Williams     Sonnet (new commission)

Monteverdi’s desperately moving madrigal cycle laments the death of 18-year old singer, Caterina Martinelli.  Two works from contemporary England are astonishingly plangent while Janequin’s insane hunting scene from 80 years previously is Breugel come-to-life.  Britten’s graphic solo-voice setting of medieval texts is a tour de force (written for Peter Pears’ ensemble) and after a 1966 solo-voice soundscape sorbet, three contemporary sonnet settings complete a perfectly balanced meal.  To all of this repertoire, the singers of I Fagiolini bring their characteristic flair and energetic performance!


Tickets: £18; concessions £16; students £5

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