Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
Sechs Lieder, Op 48

Dereinst, Gedanke mein
Lauf der Welt
Die verschwiegene Nachtigall
Zur Rosenzeit
Ein Traum

Cassandra Wright soprano
Ilan Kurtser

George Butterworth (1885-1916)
Six Songs from A Shropshire Lad

Loveliest of trees
When I was one-and-twenty
Look not in my eyes, for fear
Think no more, lad
The lads in their hundreds
Is my team ploughing?

Charles Cunliffe baritone
Jiaying Liang piano

Rhian Samuel (b 1944)
200 PIECES Moon over Maenefa (world premiere)

Marcus Dawson baritone

Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Chansons de Bilitis

La flûte de Pan
La chevelure
Le tombeau des Naïades

Bernadette Johns mezzo-soprano
Stella Lorenz piano

Hugo Wolf (1860-1903)
Frühling übers Jahr
Zitronenfalter im April
Im Frühling
Ach im Maien wars
Er ist’s

Magnus Walker tenor
Aron Goldin

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Rhian Samuel was born in Aberdare to a Welsh-speaking, musical family. She has lived in the UK and the USA and her music is played in many countries. She writes orchestral music, chamber music, and vocal and choral music and has worked with many of today's foremost artists. To date more than 100 of her works have been published. In the USA, she was joint winner of the ASCAP-Rudolph Nissim Award in 1983, for her choral-orchestral work, La belle dame sans merci. In the UK she won first prize at the 1979 Greenwich Festival for the choral work, So Long Ago, and has received subsequent accolades including the Glyndŵr Medal for services to the Arts in Wales.

Her first large orchestral work was Elegy-Symphony (St Louis Symphony Orchestra, 1981). Her Tirluniau / Landscapes (2000), commissioned by the BBC, was premiered at the BBC Proms in the Albert Hall by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Tadaaki Otaka. She has taught composition in both the UK and USA, and is Professor Emeritus at City University London, while continuing to teach part-time at Magdalen College, Oxford. Her interests are very wide: she is co-editor of the Norton/New Grove Dictionary of Women Composers (1994), has written on the operas of Harrison Birtwistle including Gawain and The Minotaur, and her doctoral dissertation (Washington University, St Louis, 1977) is a study of musica ficta in the 16th century chanson.