Songs Tuned to Harp – Troupová & Holub & Härtelová
30 / 4 at 19:30
- Benjamin Britten: Eight Folk Songs for higher voice and harp
- Louis Vierne: Four Greek Songs for voice and harp
- Sylva Stejskalová: New commisioned piece
- Songs by early romanticism female composers: A Lady of Fashion (kolem 1800); Harriet Abrams (1760-1822); Jeanne-Renée de Travanet (1753-1828); Sophie Gail (1775-1819); Pauline Duchambge (1776-1858); Nélia Maillard (1803-1835); Maria Malibran (1808-1836)
- Irena Troupová – soprano
- Ondřej Holub – tenor
- Lydie Härtelová – harp
A very intimate concert featuring songs for voice and harp – an extremely interesting combination, but one that is not often heard. The first half of the concert features works by now almost forgotten French and English women composers of the early 19th century. The second half features works by their younger colleagues of the same nationality – Louis Vierne and Benjamin Britten.
There will also be a new composition for soprano, tenor and harp set to a text by the French poet Robert Desnos, who died in the Terezín concentration camp. This piece was commissioned for this concert by us from Sylva Stejskalová and will be given its world premiere.
The programme will feature soprano Irena Troupová and young tenor Ondřej Holub, who will perform with harp accompaniment by Lydia Härtelová.
The compositions will be performed in the original and accompanied by Czech subtitles.