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BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert: Les Sonores de France - Carolyn Sampson & Joseph Middleton

The lyrical and expressive gifts of 20th-century composers from France are the focus of this lunchtime concert, sung by soprano Carolyn Sampson.

Carolyn Sampson is a leading British soprano – ‘one of the wonders of the operatic world’, according to The Independent – but she’s no stranger to French music, with a recent recording of French Baroque arias to her name. To continue BBC Radio 3’s series inspired by the melodies, sounds and musical voices of France, she turns to composers of the 20th century – including Debussy and Fauré – and the charm and expression that they poured into their settings of French verse.

Debussy  Fêtes galantes
Ravel  Sur l’herbe
Fauré  Clair de lune
De Séverac  Le ciel est, par-dessus le toit
Hahn  Tous deux from ‘Chansons grises’
Hahn  L’heure exquise from ‘Chansons grises’
Bordes  Colloque sentimental
Saint-Saëns  Le vent dans la plaine
De Séverac  Paysages tristes
Fauré  La bonne chanson

Carolyn Sampson  Soprano
Joseph Middleton  Piano

Event starts
Friday 1 March, 2019
Event Ends
Friday 1 March, 2019
LSO St Luke's
Venue Address
161 Old St

London, London

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