The Sea, The Sea

Thursday 13 Jun 2019 7:30pm

Part of Aldeburgh Festival

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Mark Padmore tenor
Roderick Williams baritone
Julius Drake piano
Rory Kinnear narrator

Songs by Ireland, Haydn, Stanford, Finzi, Faure, Duparc, Rebecca Clarke, Tippett, Mendelssohn, Schubert, Brahms, Wolf, Elgar, Britten and Hely Hutchinson

Poetry readings of Robert Frost, Lawrence Durrell, Thomas Hardy, Wallace Stevens, Matthew Arnold, Emily Dickinson, Stevie Smith, Christina Rossetti, Rudyard Kipling, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Elizabeth Bishop, Charles Causley and Edward Lear

This evening of words and music takes the sea as its starting point. Storm-tossed or tranquil dark or glistening, benign or deadly, the restless sea has fascinated mankind for centuries. Its eternal power to entice, frighten, separate, connect, reflect light and mirror states of mind has likewise long issued an enticing challenge to poets and composers.

From dockside farewells to the salty rigours of the sailor’s life, and from poets’ musings to hoary tales of distant oceans, this invigorating voyage probes the myriad manifestations of the sea’s presence in our lives.

Photo credit: Marco Borggreve


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