Satie Songs and Piano
Mon 17 Jun 12pmFrom £5.00 to £22.00
Part of Aldeburgh Festival
Priority booking for Annual Donors from Tuesday 15 January, Friends from Tuesday 29 January, and Advanced Booking list (including e-ABL) from Tuesday 12 February. General booking opens on Tuesday 19 February at 10am. Find out more about joining us and priority booking.
Barbara Hannigan soprano
Reinbert de Leeuw piano
Satie Ogives 15’
Trois mélodies 10’
Trois autres mélodies 5’
ends approx. 1.45pm
‘Hannigan sings the songs of Erik Satie as if she’s sitting next to you, whispering and cooing across the kitchen table’
Barbara Hannigan’s long term collaboration with distinguished Reinbert de Leeuw continues to produce revelatory results. Their ecstatically received recording of Satie’s songs opened up new insights into this most enigmatic and original of composers.
The piano solo works of the first half are achingly melancholic, their soft-edged harmonies floating with weightless simplicity. The Plato song-drama Socrate that follows is a masterpiece of exquisite restraint – music of warmth, sincerity and hypnotic beauty.
Photo credit: Elmer de Haas