Fauré Le papillon et la fleur, Après un rêve, Les berceux, Notre amour
Poulenc Sonata for oboe and piano
Hahn Quand je fus pris au pavillon, À Chloris, L’heure exquise
Duruflé Prélude, récitatif et variations
A French perfume wafts across Beverley with this lunchtime programme of favourites and hidden gems. Fauré’s popular Elegie explores the romantic melancholy of the cello, and Poulenc’s oboe sonata – the last piece he wrote – exploits the haunting quality of the instrument.
Meanwhile, beautiful songs by Fauré (including his much-loved Après un rêve) and Hahn delight and tease. Duruflé’s little-known Prélude, récitatif et variations (flute, viola and piano) is beautifully evocative and is much influenced by his organ music, heard elsewhere in the festival.
Artists: Anna Huntley, Cara Berridge, James Turnbull, Ian Denley, Simon Tandree, Libby Burgess
Tickets from East Riding Theatre box office.