Delius' "A Village Romeo and Juliet"

January 29

This week, a rarely heard rustic retelling of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet led by the legendary Sir Thomas Beechum

Frederick Delius: A Village Romeo and Juliet

Frederick Sharp: Marti
Margaret Ritchie: Sali, son of Manz (child)
René Soames: Sali
Dorothy Bond: Vreli, daughter of Marti (child)
Lorely Dyer: Vreli
Gordon Clinton: The Dark Fiddler

Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 
Thomas Beecham, conductor

Synopsis of A Village Romeo and Juliet

ALSO ON THE PROGRAM

Camille Saint-Saëns: "Ô cruel souvenir... Je ne te reverrai jamais" (from Henry VIII) 
   Véronique Gens, soprano
   Les Talens Lyriques - Christophe Rousset, conductor

Franz Schubert*: "Der Zwerg" D 771
Robert Schumann: "Waldesgespräch" (Liederkreis Op. 39, No. 3)
Hugo Wolf: "Der Feuerreiter" (Mörike-Lieder, Op. 44)
Felix Mendelssohn: "Hexenlied" Op. 8, No. 8
   Nicholas Phan, tenor / Myra Huang, Piano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Vesperae solennes de confessore K. 339
   Barbara Bonney, soprano
   Catherine Wyn Rogers, contralto
   Jamie MacDougall, tenor
   Stephen Gadd, bass
   The English Concert / The English Concert Choir - Trevor Pinnock, conductor

Johannes Brahms: Liebeslieder-Waltzer, Op. 52 - Selections: Nos. 1-9 & 15-18
   Teresa Shaw, mezzo-soprano
   Philip Salmon, tenor
   Robert Levin & John Perry, piano
   Monteverdi Choir - John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

*Four songs presented collectively on Nicholas Phan's album Gods & Monsters as "Things That Go Bump in the Night."

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