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Robin Blaze
Apr 11th 2018 @ Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall 154 West 57th Street
New York, NY
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Wednesday, April 11th, 2018
7:30 PM
Show: 7:30 pm

A Shakespeare Miscellany

The late–16th-century English lute song represents one of the great fusions of words and music. When the words are Shakespeare’s, the results are transcendent. Countertenor Robin Blaze is renowned for his interpretations of this beautiful music, and his “exquisitely controlled expressiveness ensures that the tiniest nuance in text and music makes its best effect” (The Telegraph). One of the foremost lutenists of the day, Elizabeth Kenny joins Blaze for an evening of deeply moving music.

Part of Salon Encores.
Performers
Robin Blaze, Countertenor
Elizabeth Kenny, Lute
Simon Jones, Actor

Program
DOWLAND "Clear or cloudy sweet as April showering"
ANON. "Kemp's Jig"
JONES "Sweet Kate"
MORLEY "It was a lover and his lasse"
HOLBORNE "The Countess of Pembroke's Paradise"
ROSSETER Fantasia
ANON. "The Willow Song"
DANYEL "Like as the lute delights"
DOWLAND "Loth to depart"
DOWLAND "Can she excuse my wrongs"
PURCELL "If music be the food of love"
WILSON Prelude
WILSON "Take, o take those lips away"
PURCELL "One charming night" from The Fairy Queen
PURCELL "See, even Night herself is here" from The Fairy Queen (arr. Elizabeth Kenny)
JOHNSON "Full fathom five"
JOHNSON "Where the bee sucks"
REGGIO "Arise, arise ye subterranean winds"
BANISTER "Full fathom five"
JOHNSON Galliard
ANON. "When that I was a little tiny boy"
Readings from Shakespeare's plays interspersed throughout the program