Soprano Fatma Said and pianist Joseph Middleton give a recital that contrasts songs on nocturnal theme by Mozart, Schubert and Robert Schumann with sunnier Spanish repertoire.
While Mozart’s operatic arias are frequently performed, his songs are more rarely heard. This recital opens with three fine examples, including one to a text by Gabriella Baumberg. A handful of Schubert’s most famous songs culminates in Ständchen to words from Shakespeare’s Cymbeline, and after some of Schumann’s shapeliest Lieder we head for Spain, heralded by Falla’s folk-inspired Canciones populares. The recital ends with hauntingly beautiful music by Lebanese polymath Najib Hankash in a song that has been championed by Fatma Said.
Fatma Said has been described by The New York Times as ‘captivating’ with ‘an especially beautiful operatic voice’, while Joseph Middleton is one of today’s finest song accompanists, hailed by BBC Music Magazine as ‘a born collaborator… one of the brightest stars in the world of song and Lieder’.
The end time for this concert will be added here closer to the performance date
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Milton Court Concert Hall
Milton Court Concert Hall is located within the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and is approximately a 5 minute walk from the Barbican entrance on Silk Street.
Silk St, London
Nearby public transport
We are within walking distance from a number of London Underground stations, the closest being Barbican, Old Street, St Paul’s and Moorgate. The nearest train stations are Liverpool Street and Farringdon. Bus Route 153 runs directly past the Barbican along Chiswell Street
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