Mozart An Chloe, Lied der trennung
Haydn Arianna a Naxos
Copland Five songs from ‘Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson’
Hall Two songs from ‘Through the guarded gate’
Crumb Two songs from ‘Three early songs’
Dove I too beneath your moon
Bethan Langford and Keval Shah are at the forefront of a new generation of Lieder performers, and their programme at Buxton celebrates the life and times of Georgiana Cavendish, as well as reflecting on her legacy as a writer and feminist icon. Music by her contemporaries Mozart and Haydn, including the latter’s Arianna a Naxos, rubs shoulders with American and British songs setting texts by major female poets including Emily Dickinson, Edna St Vincent Millay and Sara Teasdale. This recital also includes the UK premiere of songs from ‘Through the Guarded Gate’, a 2018 cycle by Juliana Hall, setting texts by Margaret Widdemer on the subject of women’s suffrage.