Susan Platts mezzo-soprano
Neil Kimel horn
Libby Burgess piano
Schubert Auf der Strom
Arnold Cooke Nocturnes
This diverse recital melds the colourful elements of the voice, French horn and piano into a rich tapestry of human emotions. Schubert’s masterful use of these three instruments makes his Auf dem Strom one of the finest examples of German lieder, while Arnold Cooke uses British poets to inspire more settings for this same eclectic trio.
You will also have the opportunity to listen to some of Benjamin Britten’s Folksongs in the church where his parents were married. Finally, your soul will be touched by an arrangement of Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder, within which intense beauty is drawn from deepest loss.
Mahler’s deft writing for the horn compliments one of today’s renowned Mahlerian vocal interpreters and will keep this performance in your mind and heart.