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|Robert Schumann||A selection of five late songs: ‘Röselein, Röselein!’ Op. 89 No. 6, ‘Die Blume der Ergebung’ Op. 83 No. 2, ‘Mädchen-Schwermut’ Op. 142 No. 3, ‘Die Sennin’ Op. 90, ‘Requiem’ Op. 90|
|Henriëtte Bosmans||Cello Sonata (1919)|
|Hector Berlioz||La captive|
|Pauline Viardot||Les étoiles|
|Claude Debussy||3 Chansons de Bilitis|
|Cello Sonata (1918)|
|Judith Weir||On the Palmy Beach (world premiere)|
|Johannes Brahms||Two songs for voice, cello & piano, Op. 91|
Natalie Clein presents the darkly opulent Cello Sonata of gifted Dutch composer Henriëtte Bosmans, in a captivating programme of cello and song with Julius Drake and Ruby Hughes.
The bolt of exotic colour that is Debussy’s late Cello Sonata is prefaced with his dew-fresh, dream-like Chansons de Bilitis. Schumann’s visionary late piano pieces plumb profound emotional depths.
All three musicians come together for Brahms’s gorgeous late songs, Berlioz’s La Captive, a new commission from Judith Weir and Pauline Viardot’s poignant paean to the stars.