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Padmore & Vignoles

Outstanding tenor Mark Padmore sings song cycles by Schumann and Fauré alongside arrangements by Britten of songs by Purcell and English folk songs.

Saturday 24 June, 11am

From £5.00 to £20.00

Part of the Aldeburgh Festival season


Purcell arr. Britten A Morning Hymn; Job’s Curse; An Evening Hymn 12’
Schumann Liederkreis Op.39 27’;
La Bonne Chanson 21’
arr. Britten I wonder as I wander; Tom Bowling; At the mid hour of night; Sail on, sail on 16’


Mark Padmore tenor
Roger Vignoles piano

The artistic partnership of Peter Pears and Benjamin Britten remains a living presence at the Festival, and this beautifully-compiled concert is derived from their recital programmes. At its heart is love: the cycle that Schumann called ‘my most romantic’ and Fauré’s startlingly ardent celebration of a love fulfilled, La bonne chanson. Arrangements by Britten himself open and close the evening, but Mark Padmore and Roger Vignoles are two artists who renew everything they touch, on their own profoundly insightful terms.