Allan Clayton & James Baillieu: Beethoven & Tippett


BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Fri 11 Oct 2019 1.00pm - 2.00pm
LSO St Luke's, London

PURCELL arr TIPPETT Music for a while; If music be the food of love
BEETHOVEN An die ferne Geliebte; Adelaide
TIPPETT Songs for Ariel; The Heart’s Assurance

Allan Clayton tenor
James Baillieu piano

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NB Unallocated seating

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Part of 2019/20 season

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Royal Philharmonic Society Singer of the year award winner Allan Clayton joins star song pianist James Baillieu to perform two masterpieces ruminating on love for one who is absent.

Michael Tippett thought of his masterpiece in song as having the subtitle ‘Love under the shadow of death’. Setting love poems by Sidney Keyes, The Heart’s Assurance represents a personal response to the death of a friend.

While Beethoven is not thought of foremost as a composer of small, intimate works, with An die ferne Geliebte he became the first major composer to write a narrative song cycle, and in doing so created a genre which inspired the great song composers of the Romantic age.

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Recorded by BBC Radio 3 for broadcast on 12 December

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