The finale of our Summer Weekend celebrating the rich treasure trove of music by French composers from the golden age of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio 3.
Poulenc Songs (selection)
Chausson Concert in D major
Tom Poster piano
Elena Urioste violin
The Navarra Quartet
Raphaela Papadakis soprano
Karim Sulayman tenor
Poulenc’s songs reveal his rare gift for drawing out the very essence of poetry with his music. Raphaela Papadakis and Karim Sulayman have selected some of their personal favourites to round off a very special weekend of unique performances.
Then we reach our climax with Chausson’s magnificent Concert. Too rarely heard due to its unusual forces, the Concert is filled with glorious, romantic melodies and bravura display. Following its premiere, Chausson declared
“Never have I had such a success! I can’t get over it. Everyone seems to love the Concert”
This concert is the finale of our Summer Weekend – click here to view the others