Friday 11 June at 3.00pm and 7.00pm, Aldeburgh, Suffolk
One of opera’s most exciting singers, tenor Allan Clayton gives a recital featuring the world premiere of a new song cycle by Mark-Anthony Turnage, which sets texts by Rachael Hewer and Anna Ahkmatova as a way to reflect on the life of Alexander Litvinenko, the Russian dissident who was murdered in London in 2006.
The programme also features Schumann’s songs, which build on the extreme emotions of Heinrich Heine’s poetry, and three songs by Priaulx Rainier, who was championed by Peter Pears.
Allan Clayton tenor
James Baillieu piano
Rainier Three Greek Epigrams (7’)
Mark-Anthony Turnage Silenced (world premiere, 12’)
Schumann Liederkreis Op.24 (20’)
Concert length: approx. 45 minutes, with no interval