Past Event
Classical Music

Les chansons instrumentales: part 1

Fri 15 Feb 2013

Ailish Tynan soprano
James Baillieu piano

Poulenc Airs chantés
Trois Poèmes de Louise de Vilmorin
La Courte Paille
Fiançailles pour rire

Venezia – Chansons en dialecte Venetien
À Chloris
‘En Sourdine’ from Chanson Grises
Fêtes galantes

Partly a commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Poulenc, partly a study in contrasting musical styles, and wholly a celebration of French music, this series of chamber concerts reunites many of the artists who began their careers in our Lunchtime concerts. Curated by the pianist James Baillieu, who made a big impression in last year’s Festival, it is a chance to explore the charm and originality of the French chamber music repertory.

The Irish soprano Ailish Tynan (pictured above) is noted for the breadth of her repertory, and is a noted exponent of French song. James Baillieu, winner of the accompanist category at the Wigmore Hall Song Competition and the Das Lied International Song Competition, is a fast-rising star among young accompanists. Together they open the celebration of Poulenc and Hahn in scintillating style.

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