"...mezzo-soprano Susanna Spicer, who had power, tonal depth and some gleaming top notes."
"The blend in the Recordare was quite magical."
Susanna Spicer - sample recital repertoire
A chance to hear the rarely heard and ripely romantic The Poème de l'amour et de la mer by Ernest Chausson with its virtuoso piano accompaniment together with chansons by Henri Duparc and the much-loved Nuits d'été by Hector Berlioz.
Wagner Wesendonk Lieder
Britten Abraham and Issac
And a selection of lighter programmes including That Little Thing Called Love, Matters Gastronomic and the Happiest Days of Your Life. Flanders and Swan, Noel Coward, Tom Lehrer and many others mixed with sketches by Joyce Grenfell and a selection of appropriate verse!
Ralph Vaughan Williams Orpheus with his Lute (1902 setting) [3'00]
Hubert Parry When icicles hang by the wall [1'50]
Blow, blow thou winter wind [2’00]
Charles Stanford La Belle Dame sans Merci [6'30]
Marion Scott Romance for oboe and harp (arr. cl.) [c.5'00?]
Ivor Gurney Five Elizabethan Songs [15’00]
Orpheus with his Lute
Under the Greenwood Tree
Herbert Howells Prelude No.1 for Harp [6’00]
King David arr. harp/flute [5'30]
Gerald Finzi: Only the Wanderer ) [2'00]
Gerald Finzi Let us Garlands Bring [13'00]
Come away, death
Who is Sylvia?
Fear no more the heat of the sun
O mistress mine
It was a lover and his lass