Carolyn Sampson, soprano
Joseph Middleton, piano

Photo by: Marco Borggreve

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FLEURS

Purcell (arr. Britten): Sweeter than roses

Schumann: Five songs

Quilter: Damask Roses

Britten: The Nightingale and the Rose

Gounod: Le temps des roses

Fauré: Les roses d’Ispahan; Le papillon et la fleur, Op. 1; Fleur jetée

Strauss: Das Rosenband; Mädchenblumen

Schubert: Die Blumensprache; Im Haine

Poulenc: Fleurs

Hahn: Offrande

Debussy: De fleurs

Lili Boulanger: Les lilas qui avaient fleuri

Chabrier: Toutes les fleurs

For this Mother’s Day recital, “ethereal soprano” Carolyn Sampson (Times, U.K.) offers a bouquet of song featuring luscious, life-giving works from the melodious gardens of Europe. Spend a spring Sunday immersed in Britten’s pristine English roses, the whispering blooms of Strauss, Schubert, and Schumann, and the lush French courtyards of Debussy, Poulenc, and Fauré.

“Those of us who rejoice in the crystalline beauty of Carolyn Sampson’s interpretations of Bach, Handel and Purcell will welcome this bouquet of songs on a floral theme…” Guardian (U.K.)

There is no late seating.