Musée d'Orsay: The Pre-Raphaelites

The Pre-Raphaelites


The artistic world of the Pre-Raphaelite painters took its inspiration from the poetry of Keats, Tennyson and of course, Rossetti. This cycle of concerts evokes this influence, with some of the finest works of English literature being skilfully set to music. Rarely performed, the melodies of Vaughan Williams and Butterworth will be on the programme, as well as the delightful operetta Patience by Gilbert & Sullivan.

10 February - 16 June 2011
Musée d'Orsay

auditorium level -2

Special concert

Simon Keenlyside, baryton
Malcolm Martineau, piano
John Ireland
Sea Fever
Peter Warlock
My Own Country on a poem by Hilaire Belloc
Sleep on a poem by John Fletcher
Percy Grainger
The Sprig of Thyme
Herbert Howells
Little Boy Lost
Gustav Holst
Betelgeuse, op. 48 n°12
Benjamin Britten
Songs and Proverbs of William Blake, op. 74
Henry Purcell / Benjamin Britten

Sweeter than Rose
Ned Rorem
Root Cellar, from Three Poems of Theodore Roethke
Oh You Whom I Often and Silently Come
, from Poem by Walt Whitman
My Papa's Waltz
Youth, Day, Old Age and Night

George Butterworth
Six Songs from A Shorpshire Lad on poems by Alfred Edward Housman
1. Loveliest of trees
2. When I was one-and-twenty
3. Look not into my eyes
4. Think no more, lad
5. The lads in their hundreds
6. Is my team ploughing?
Bredon hill and other songs
on poems by Alfred Edward Housman
1. Bredon Hill
2. Oh Fair enough are sky and plain
3. When the lad for longing sighs
4. On the idle hill of summer

Thu 10 February 2011 - 20h00
Musée d'Orsay

auditorium level -2

Special concert

Christopher Maltman, baryton
The Nash Ensemble
Frank Bridge
Phantasy in F sharp minor for quartet with piano, H. 94 
Three Idylls, for string quartet, H. 67

Edward Elgar
Love’s Greeting, op. 12
Morning Song, op. 15 No. 2
Night Song, op. 15 No. 1, for violin and piano
Ralph Vaughan Williams
The House of Life, for voice and piano
Five Mystical Songs, for baritone, piano and string quartet

Thu 16 June 2011 - 20h00
Musée d'Orsay

auditorium level -2

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