Grieg: Six Songs Op 48
Strauss: Morgen, Die Nacht, Befreit
Stanford: La belle dame sans merci
Bingham: The shadow side of Joy Finzi
Songs from Ireland
One of the finest song singers of our age, Ailish Tynan joins festival co-artistic director Libby Burgess for a sumptuous programme of Grieg and Strauss. Keats’ famous ballad La belle dame sans merci tells of the unnamed knight fatally bewitched by the mysterious ‘faery’s child’, while Joy Finzi’s poetry written in grief after losing her husband, the composer Gerald Finzi, is set powerfully by Judith Bingham.
The closing set draws on Ireland’s rich literary heritage and features traditional songs from Ailish’s homeland.
Performers: Ailish Tynan, Libby Burgess