The Lyric Concert with Paul Herriott

The Lyric Concert with Paul Herriott

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The Lyric Concert with Paul Herriott Wednesday 7 May 2014

The Lyric Concert with Paul Herriott

Paul Herriott brings us to Lugano for concert including Faure and Bartok with the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana

WATCH BELOW: Friday 14th April, Bach's St. Matthew Passion 

Paul presents Bach's St Matthew Passion in a performance recorded earlier this afternoon at the National Concert Hall. Easter in Ireland is traditionally marked by performances of Bach’s oratorios or ‘Passions’ – either the St John or, this year, the St Matthew. The work is a compilation from St Matthew’s gospel, with narration interspersed with chorales and arias. First performed almost 300 years ago, it’s become one of the most profound reflections on the Passion of Christ. The performers assembled could hardly be equalled either for their individual talents or their capacity to work as an ensemble: conductor Matthew Halls has an enviable European reputation as an early music specialist; Irish soloists Brendan Collins, Madeleine Shaw and Aoife Miskelly are joined by Ben Johnson from England, Mark Wilde from Scotland, and Stephan Loges from Germany, all supported by the RTÉ Philharmonic Choir, whose chorus master Mark Hindley has worked assiduously with them to prepare for this sacred presentation at the centre of the Christian calendar. 
Ben Johnson (Evangelist) 
Stephan Loges (Jesus) 
Aoife Miskelly (soprano) 
Madeleine Shaw (mezzo-soprano) 
Mark Wilde (tenor) 
Brendan Collins (bass/Pilate) 
RTÉ Philharmonic Choir chorus master: Mark Hindley 
RTÉ Cór na nÓg choral director: Mary Amond O’Brien 
RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra 
Matthew Halls (conductor) 

Music Played on the Show

20:19

Title: Concerto In G, For Soprano Recorder, Two Horns And Strings

Composer: Heberle, Anton

Performer(s): Maurice Steger, Recorder, Orchestra Della Svizzera Italiana

Album: Recorded at RSI Auditorium, Lugano (Broadcast 07/05/14) / EBU

Duration: 13:28

20:32

Title: Canto Dell’Usignolo (Encore)

Composer: Van Eyck. Jacob

Performer(s): Maurice Steger, Recorder

Album: Recorded at RSI Auditorium, Lugano (Broadcast 07/05/14) / EBU

Duration: 4:20

21:19

Title: Di Questa Cetra In Seno

Composer: Gluck, Christoph Willibald

Performer(s): Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo-Soprano), Academy Of Ancient Music Berlin

Album: Italian Arias / Decca / 467248-2

Duration: 5:13

21:25

Title: Suite Espanol

Composer: Albeniz, Isaac

Performer(s): Alicia De Larrocha (Piano)

Album: Iberia (Four Books)/Navarra/Suite espanola, Op. 47 ~~ Not Available / Decca / 478 0388

Duration: 35:23

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Presenter: Paul Herriott

Producer: Gail Henry

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn

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