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Roderick Williams: Tell me the Truth about Love

Monday October 23, 2023 at 19:45
St John the Evangelist Church, Oxford
£44, £33, £22, £11.
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  1. Song of a nightclub proprietress, from Five Betjeman songs - Madeleine Dring
  2. Caramba (Venezuelan folksong) - arranged by Otilio Galindez
  3. Comme ils disent - Charles Aznavour
  4. Rassegnazione, from Canti della lontananza - Gian Carlo Menotti
  5. If music be the food of love Z 379 - Henry Purcell
  6. Mandoline, from 5 mélodies 'de Venise' Op 58 - Gabriel Fauré
  7. Ona, kak polden', khorosha (She is as lovely as the noon), from 12 Romances Op 14 - Sergey Rachmaninoff
  8. Colloque sentimental, from Fêtes galantes, Set 2 - Claude Debussy
  9. Vchera mï vstretilis' (Yesterday we met), from 15 Romances Op 26 - Sergey Rachmaninoff
  10. O, net, molju, ne ukhodi! (O no, I beg you, forsake me not), from 6 Romances Op 4 - Sergey Rachmaninoff
  11. Ah, how sweet it is to love - Henry Purcell
  12. Green, from Ariettes oubliées L 60 - Claude Debussy
  13. Beau soir - Claude Debussy
  14. Zdes' khorosho, from 12 Romances Op 21 - Sergey Rachmaninoff
  15. Ya byl u nej (I was with her), from 12 Romances Op 14 - Sergey Rachmaninoff
  16. 7 Elizabethan Lyrics Op 12 - Roger Quilter
  17. How do I find you - Caroline Shaw
  18. Nightingale, from 4 Songs from Hafez - Sally Beamish
  19. The pros and cons - Cheryl Frances-Hoad
  20. I said to love - Gerald Finzi, words by Thomas Hardy
  21. Tell me the truth about love, from 4 Cabaret Songs - Benjamin Britten

A kaleidoscopic recital exploring the joys and tribulations of love. Drawing on Britten’s much-loved setting of Auden’s Tell me the Truth about Love, this programme is a musical feast which includes everything from Purcell to Caroline Shaw, via Quilter, Fauré and Debussy.

Recitals given by Roderick Williams, who has been described by The Daily Telegraph as ‘our greatest living baritone’, never fail to astonish. He is joined by the pianist, broadcaster and writer Iain Burnside.

St John the Evangelist Church
109A Iffley Road

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