Schumann Liederkreis (Heine), Op 24
Michael Head Over the rim of the moon
Reynaldo Hahn Venezia
Alessandro Fisher won the First Prize at the 2016 Kathleen Ferrier Awards. He is a member of the BBC New Generation Artist Scheme and an Associate Artist of Classical Opera. Ashok Gupta studied at Cambridge University, the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He is the recipient of the Chamber Music Prize in the Bonn International Beethoven Competition, the Kerr Memorial Prize in London’s Royal Overseas League Competition, and the Accompanist’s Prize in the Kathleen Ferrier Competition.
They present a programme of German, English and Venetian song, beginning with Schumann’s Liederkreis, a masterful setting of poems by Heine. Michael Head’s first published work Over the rim of the moon was written while he was working at an ammunition factory during the First World War. Finally they perform Reynaldo Hahn’s delightful set of six songs, Venezia, written both in French and in Venetian dialect.