Portrait Of Love

Date: Saturday 28th April 2012 19:30

Venue: RNCM Concert Hall, Manchester

G&abor Tak&acs-Nagy conductorAnna Stephany mezzo sopranoA portrait of works by composers struck by the love bug. The muse for Webern&s uncharacteristically lush early Slow Movement was Wilhelmine M&ortl, his future wife. Brahms& Liebeslieder Waltzes explore love in all its shapes and forms. Dvorak&s Love Songs, in an arrangement here by David Matthews, are all settings of romantic poems by Gustav Pfleger-Moravsky. Souvenir de Florence by Tchaikovsky, king of melodies, was dedicated to his mystery patron, Nadezhda von Meck, whom he never actually met.

6.30pm Talking PointA closer look at string music of the romantic period with Dr Laura Tunbridge, Senior Lecturer in music at The University of Manchester.

7.30pm Concert

Encore, 9.30pmPresented in association with Manchester Jazz Festival

Doreen Edwards – voiceGeorge King – piano

Manchester&s most enchanting jazz vocalist radiates irresistible warmth and joy as she explores the theme of love with a choice selection of standards, accompanied by the clear-cut and graceful pianist George King.

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More InfoAnna StephanyLive StreamingThis concert will be streamed live to the Gala Theatre, Durham and nearcast to The Maltings, Berwick (29 April) and Alnwick Playhouse, Northumberland (28 May).