This Other Eden – Leeds Lieder Live Stream

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This Other Eden – Leeds Lieder Live Stream

27th March 2021 - 13th April 2021

This Other Eden

Kitty Whately - mezzo soprano
Madelaine Newton - actor
Kevin Whately - actor
Joseph Middleton - piano
with Momentum Artists Laurence Kilsby and Ian Tindale

This England:
Reading: Shakespeare - This Sceptred Isle
Ireland - Earth's call
Warlock - My Own Country
Poem: Walter de la Mare - England

Forests and gardens:
Poem: Clare - In hilly wood
Rebecca Clarke - The Salley Gardens
Poem: Berry - The peace of wild things
Howells - King David
Poem: Thomas Hardy - The Darkling Thrush
Joan Trimble - Green rain
Poem: Jackie Kay - The world of trees

Fields and meadows:
Vaughan Williams - Silent Noon
Poem: C. Rosetti - The lambs of Grasmere
Head - A green cornfield
Ireland - Spring will not wait
Poem: Thomas - Adlestrop
Gurney - The fields are full

Coasts and Seas:
Poem: Housman - Into my heart an air that kills; O stay at home my lad and plough
Trad. - Ma Bonny Lad
Poem: Anon - The Great Silkie
Rebecca Clarke - The Seal Man

Britain's Bard - The words of William Shakespeare:
Reading: As You Like It - Act II, Scene I
Arne - Under The Greenwood Tree
Elizabeth Maconchy - Ophelia’s Song
Reading: Hamlet - Act IV Scene VII
Korngold - from Four Shakespeare Songs Op.13; Desdemona's Song (The Willow Song)
Dialogue: from Macbeth - Act 1, Scene 7
Horowitz - Lady Macbeth: A Scena

Momentum Artists Programme:
Schubert - Auf dem See, D. 746
Schubert - Auf dem Wasser zu singen, D. 774
Schönberg - Waldsonne, op. 2, no. 4
Wolf - Mörike-Lieder: Im Frühling; Der Gärtner; Er ist’s

British mezzo soprano Kitty Whately released This Other Eden: A Landscape of English Poetry and Song in 2015, supported by the BBC New Generation Artist Scheme. Featuring her regular duo-partner, pianist Joseph Middleton, the recording also brought together English song with poetry read by Kitty's parents, actors Kevin Whately (best known as Lewis in Morse) and Madelaine Newton. Split into five landscape-inspired themes, the collection includes songs by composers from Warlock to Horowitz and features words by Shakespeare, Housman and Hardy among many others. For their Leeds Lieder recital Whately and Middleton also shine a light on female composers, repertoire that is close to their hearts.

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