Susan Young soprano
Nicky Losseff piano
Debussy Ariettes oubliées
Poulenc Fiançailles pour rire
Tailleferre Six Chansons françaises
Lili Boulanger Clairières dans le ciel
The second of our informal Friday evening song recitals is the fruit of a shared passion for French song as Susan and Nicky celebrate three beguiling French women: composers Lili Boulanger and Germaine Tailleferre, and poet Louise de Vilmorin. The programme includes two of their rarely performed works: Boulanger’s sensuous Clairières dans le ciel and Taillerferre’s acerbic Six Chansons françaises. It celebrates the centenaries not only of Boulanger but also Debussy (Ariettes oubliées) and the half-centenary of Vilmorin, Poulenc’s favourite poet of the frivolous and futile (Fiançailles pour rire).
£10; concessions £8; students £3