Northern Ireland Opera Festival Of Voice

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01Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert2016091320170418 (R3)

John Toal presents a series of recitals from the Northern Ireland Opera Festival of Voice, recorded at St. Patrick's Church of Ireland in Glenarm, Co. Antrim. Mezzo-soprano Clara Mouriz is joined by pianist Simon Lepper in a performance of Respighi's Tre Liriche or 'Three Art Songs'. These songs, 'Night', 'Fog' and 'Rain', were originally separate pieces before the composer combined them as a song cycle. Irish soprano Aoife Miskelly sings Wolf and Mendelssohn alongside pianist Will Vann, and the programme finishes with New Generation Artist, tenor Ilker Arcayürek performing Schumann's Liederkreis Op. 39, in which the composer sets poems from Joseph Eichendorff's 'Intermezzo'. He is accompanied by pianist Simon Lepper.

Respighi:Tre Liriche (Notte; Nebbie; Pioggia)

Clara Mouriz (mezzo-soprano), Simon Lepper (piano)

Wolf: Er ist's! (Mörike Lieder, 1888 )

Wolf: Kennst du das Land

Mendelssohn: And'res Maienlied (Hexenlied)

Mendelssohn: So schlaf in Ruh

Aoife Miskelly (soprano), Will Vann (piano)

Schumann: Liederkreis, Op 39

Ilker Arcayürek (tenor), Simon Lepper (piano).

John Toal presents a series of recitals from Northern Ireland Opera's Festival of Voice, recorded at St. Patrick's Church of Ireland in Glenarm, Co Antrim. Mezzo-soprano Clara Mouriz is joined by pianist Simon Lepper in a performance of Respighi's Tre Liriche or 'Three Art Songs'. These songs, 'Night', 'Fog' and 'Rain', were originally separate pieces before the composer combined them as a song cycle. Irish soprano Aoife Miskelly sings Wolf and Mendelssohn alongside pianist Will Vann, and the programme finishes with New Generation Artist, tenor Ilker Arcayürek performing Schumann's Liederkreis Op 39, in which the composer sets poems from Joseph Eichendorff's 'Intermezzo'. He is accompanied by pianist Simon Lepper.

Wolf: Er ist's! (Möricke Lieder, 1888 )

(tenor), Simon Lepper (piano).

02Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert2016091420170419 (R3)

John Toal presents the second programme in this week's Lunchtime Concert series from the Northern Ireland Opera Festival of Voice, recorded at St. Patrick's Church of Ireland in Glenarm, Co. Antrim. Today's programme begins with mezzo-soprano Clara Mouriz alongside pianist Simon Lepper and the Spanish Composer Jesús Guridi's 'Tres Canciones Castellanas' based on popular Castilian melodies. Following this, Irish soprano Aoife Miskelly and pianist Will Vann present a series of songs including British composer Geoffrey Bush's setting of Shakespeare's 'It was a lover and his Lass'. New Generation Artist, tenor, Ilker Arcayürek then performs Beethoven's 'Adelaide', based on words by German poet Friedrich von Matthisson. There are arias from two different 'Midsummer' opera settings, by Britten and Tippett, performed by Aoife Miskelly. Completing the recital, Clara Mouriz returns with music from Spanish composer Enrique Granados and his setting of 'La maja de Goya', and finishing with 'La maja y el ruiseñor'. Accompanied on piano by Simon Lepper.

Guridi: Tres Canciones Castellanas

Clara Mouriz (mezzo-soprano), Simon Lepper (piano)

Geoffrey Bush: It Was a Lover and His Lass

Nelson: Dirty Work

Philip Martin: The Fiddler of Dooney (from Five Yeats Poems)

Aoife Miskelly (soprano), Will Vann (piano)

Beethoven: Adelaide, Op.46

Ilker Arcayürek (tenor), Simon Lepper (piano)

Tippett: Bella's Makeup Aria (The Midsummer Marriage)

Britten: Injurious Hermia (A Midsummer Night's Dream)

Granados: La maja de Goya

Granados: Oriental (from Goyescas)

Simon Lepper (piano)

Granados: La maja y el ruiseñor

John Toal presents the second programme in this week's Lunchtime Concert series from the Northern Ireland Opera Festival of Voice, recorded at St. Patrick's Church of Ireland in Glenarm, Co. Antrim. Today's programme begins with mezzo-soprano Clara Mouriz alongside pianist Simon Lepper and the Spanish Composer Jesús Guridi's 'Tres Canciones Castellanas' based on popular Castilian melodies. Following this, Irish soprano Aoife Miskelly and pianist Will Vann present a series of songs including British composer Geoffrey Bush's setting of Shakespeare's 'It was a lover and his Lass'. New Generation Artist, tenor, Ilker Arcayürek then performs Beethoven's 'Adelaide', based on words by German poet Friedrich von Matthisson. Shakespeare makes another appearance in the form of two different settings from 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' by Britten and Tippet, performed by Aoife Miskelly. Completing the recital, Clara Mouriz returns with music from Spanish composer Enrique Granados and his setting of 'La maja de Goya', and finishing with 'La maja y el ruiseñor'. Accompanied on piano by Simon Lepper.

03Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert2016091520170420 (R3)

John Toal presents the third in our series of Lunchtime Concerts from the Northern Ireland Opera Festival of Voice, recorded at St. Patrick's Church of Ireland in Glenarm, Co. Antrim. Irish soprano Aoife Miskelly is joined by pianist Will Vann to perform music by Poulenc, beginning with 'C' from 'Deux Poèmes de Louis Aragon', followed by 'Fêtes galantes' then 'Non Monsieur mon mari', the first aria in Act I of 'Les Mamelles de Tirésias'. New Generation Artist, tenor, Ilker Arcayürek then performs Schumann's song-cycle 'Zwölf Gedichte von Justinus Kerner'. The recital finishes with music by William Walton and Muriel Herbert. Walton's setting of Three Poems by Edith Sitwell, the words taken from the poet's 'Façade' series. Two of the pieces will be heard here- 'Through Gilded Trellises' and 'Old Sir Faulk'. Following this, Muriel Herbert's Children's Songs - six short movements in total: Merry-go-round, The Gypsies, The Tadpole, Jack Spratt, Acorn and Willow and The Bunny.

Poulenc: C (from Deux Poèmes de Louis Aragon)

Poulenc: Fêtes galantes

Poulenc: Non monsieur mon mari (from Les Mamelles de Tirésias)

Aoife Miskelly (soprano), Will Vann (piano)

Schumann: Zwölf Gedichte von Justinus Kerner, Op 35

Ilker Arcayürek (tenor), Simon Lepper (piano)

Walton: Through Gilded Trellises; Old Sir Faulk (from Three Edith Sitwell Poems)

Muriel Herbert: Children's Songs

Aoife Miskelly (soprano), Aaron O'Hare* (baritone), Will Vann (piano)

04Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert2016091620170421 (R3)

John Toal presents the final recital in our Lunchtime Concert series from the Northern Ireland Opera Festival of Voice, recorded at St. Patrick's Church of Ireland in Glenarm, Co. Antrim. Opening the programme is American composer Dominick Argento's 'Six Elizabethan Songs' - written while the composer was in Florence in 1957, almost as a homage to the composer John Dowland - performed by Irish soprano Aoife Miskelly and pianist Will Vann. Completing our series this week, mezzo-soprano Clara Mouriz with pianist Simon Lepper return with a performance of Berlioz's beautiful 'Nuits d'été' (Summer Nights). The piece is a setting of six poems from the French poet Théophile Gautier. Originally written for voice and piano, Berlioz later orchestrated the movements, and made other arrangements of it for other voices. As with much of Berlioz's music, the themes of love and loss are prevalent throughout.

Dominick Argento: Six Elizabethan Songs

Aoife Miskelly (soprano), Will Vann (piano)

Berlioz: Nuits d'été

Clara Mouriz (mezzo-soprano), Simon Lepper (piano).