Vaughan Williams and Fauré | Alex Richardson in Recital

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Vaughan Williams and Fauré | Alex Richardson in Recital

Tenor Alex Richardson, “capable of both ringing top notes and sweet, floated tones” (Opera News), presents a poetic program of song cycles for tenor, piano, and string quartet and quintet by English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams and French composer Gabriel Fauré. Vaughan Williams combines his passion for the music of Tudor England with his deep admiration of French impressionism in On Wenlock Edge, his 1909 setting of six English poems by A. E. Housman. Written between 1892-1894, Gabriel Faure’s La Bonne Chanson is his refined setting of richly romantic poems by Paul Verlaine. The two cycles – written roughly 15 years apart -- were arranged by the composers for this instrumentation and complement each other in style.
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