The Nash Ensemble is joined by mezzo-soprano Karen Cargill on Saturday 5 December for a programme of music by Fauré, Falla, Ravel, Debussy and Franck at the Wigmore Hall. The concert is part the Ensemble’s Wigmore Hall 2009/10 season, L’Invitation au Voyage, exploring the music of France and Spain.
In the first half, domestic duets by Fauré and Ravel’s intense duo Sonata frame Cargill’s performance of Manuel de Falla’s rarely heard set of French songs and his elegant period piece Psyché. In the second, Debussy’s atmospheric harp showpiece Danse sacrée et danse profane precedes one of the masterpieces of French Romanticism, the passionate Piano Quintet by César Franck.
Saturday December 5th 2009, Wigmore Hall
Karen Cargill soprano
Ian Brown piano
Charles Owen piano
Marianne Thorsen violin
Paul Watkins cello
Lucy Wakeford harp
Fauré Dolly Suite for piano duet (selection)
Falla Trois melodies for voice and piano;
Psyché for mezzo-soprano, flute, harp and string trio
Ravel Sonata for violin and cello
Debussy Danse sacrée et danse profane for harp and strings
Franck Piano Quintet in f minor