Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s
Francis Poulenc Sarabande
Federico Mompou Cancion y Danza X (Sobre dos Cantigas del Rey Alfonso X)
Scottish Lute Manuscripts (compiled by Lady Margaret Wemyss) A Scotts Tune
Holi and Faire
Ladie Lie Near Me
A Scots Tune
Federico Mompou Suite Compostelan
Manuel de Falla Homenaje pour le Tombeau de Claude Debussy
Thomas Adès Forgotten Dances (ECHO commission, UK premiere)
Sean Shibe guitar and lute
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Scottish guitarist Sean Shibe takes us on a journey through guitar and lute music across the centuries from François Couperin to Thomas Adès.
The journey is plotted with this interplay of France and Spain at its heart. Francis Poulenc’s Sarabande deconstructs and reforms a traditional Spanish form, and Lady Margaret Wemyss’ lute pieces demonstrate the ‘Auld Alliance’ through pieces from Scotland as well as France and Spain. Federico Mompou’s Suite compostelana gently recalls the northern Spanish Celtic rain and distant Cathedral choirs, ending with the rhythmic drone of the Galician bagpipes.
Our ECHO nominee for 2023/24, Shibe was the first guitarist ever to be selected for BBC Radio 3’s New Generation Artists scheme, to be awarded a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship and, in 2018, to receive the Royal Philharmonic Society Award for Young Artists. His innovative approach to his instrument has enhanced his reputation for having ’one of the most discriminating ears in the business’ (Gramophone).
Produced by the Barbican