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William Lyne Birthday Gala

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Christine Brewer (soprano), Dame Felicity Lott (soprano), John Mark Ainsley (tenor) and Christopher Maltman (baritone), with Alasdair Beatson (solo piano) and accompanists Malcolm Martineau and Roger Vignoles.

Fauré's Valse-caprice No 1 in A, Op 30; Schubert's 'Sei mir gegrüsst'; 'Wandrers Nachtlied I'; 'Das Zügenglöcklein'; 'Drang in die Ferne'; Schumann's 'Hochländisches Wiegenlied' from 'Myrten'; Schubert's 'Die Taubenpost'; 'Licht und Liebe' (duet); Strauss's 'Four Last Songs'; Fauré's Nocturne No 6 in Db, Op 63; Vaughan Williams's 'Orpheus with his lute'; Poulenc's 'Fancy'; Fauré's 'Mandoline'; 'Les roses d'Ispahan'; 'Poème d'un jour'; Hahn's 'A Chloris'; 'Tyndaris'; 'D'une prison'; Delibes's 'Bonjour Suzon!'; Messager's 'Rossignol' from 'Monsieur Beaucaire'; Audran's 'J'aim' bien mes dindons' from 'La mascotte' (duet); and William Bolcom's 'The Jersey Side' (world premiere, written especially for Christine Brewer and this Gala – commissioned by Wigmore Hall).

(This special gala concert celebrates the eightieth birthday of William Lyne, who served as Wigmore Hall's Director from 1966 to 2003 (and deputy director from 1957).

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