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Victoria and Albert: A Musical Romance|Ridgeway Ensemble (soprano, cello, piano)

Friday May 24, 2019 at 19:30
Church of St Mary the Virgin, Ivinghoe
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  1. Ich wollt meine Lieb' ergösse sich, from 6 Duets Op 63 - Felix Mendelssohn
  2. Maiglöckchen und die Blümelein, from 6 Duets Op 63 - Felix Mendelssohn
  3. Malinconia, Ninfa Gentile - Vincenzo Bellini
  4. Träumerei, from Kinderszenen (Scenes from childhood), for piano arr Popper - Robert Schumann, arranged for cello and piano by David Popper
  5. Ständchen - Prince Albert
  6. Die letzten Worten eines Barden - Prince Albert
  7. Der Bettler - Prince Albert
  8. Der Orangenzweig - Prince Albert
  9. Suite from Die Zauberflöte, 'The Magic Flute' - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, arranged by Margaret Richards
  10. Italien, from 3 Songs - Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel
  11. Lied ohne Worte in D, for cello and piano Op 109 - Felix Mendelssohn
  12. En mer - Pauline Viardot-Garcia
  13. Un jour de printemps - Pauline Viardot-Garcia
  14. Er ist gekommen, from 3 Lieder Op 12 - Clara Wieck Schumann
  15. La sera notturno, for soprano, cello and piano - Alfredo Piatti
  16. Chanson de matin, for violin and piano - Sir Edward Elgar, arranged for cello and piano by Julian Lloyd Webber
  17. The sun, whose rays are all ablaze, from The Mikado (or The Town of Titipu) - Gilbert and Sullivan

Queen Victoria’s 200th birthday falls on May 24th this year, and Prince Albert’s on August 26th. As part of their festival to celebrate this double bicentenary the Ridgeway Ensemble present ‘Victoria and Albert – a musical romance’

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s mutual passion for music was at the heart of their relationship from the very beginning. An accomplished composer, Albert shared his creative process in letters to the young queen, and as their married life progressed, it was punctuated by concerts, private performances and audiences with the musical elite of Europe.

The Ridgeway Ensemble bring to life the musical world of the royal couple, punctuated by readings from their letters and diaries, and contemporary accounts of meetings with composers such as Mendelssohn, Viardot and Clara and Robert Schumann. At the heart of the programme are songs originally composed by Prince Albert for voice, cello and piano, which have remained unpublished and unperformed until now.

The programme reflects the tastes and musical achievements of Victoria and Albert, including music by Mendelssohn, Clara Schumann, Bellini, Elgar and Sullivan, opening a window onto the musical life of Victorian England.

Church of St Mary the Virgin
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