Artists in London return to the stage for a series of broadcasts this June as Wigmore Hall partners with BBC Radio 3. Audiences can listen in on Radio 3 and watch live on Wigmore Hall’s website weekdays at 1:00pm BST.
Lucy Crowe, soprano & Anna Tilbrook, piano | 2 June
Celebrating 20 years of performances together, Lucy Crowe and Anna Tilbrook curate a program of English song alongside selections by Schumann and Berg’s seven early songs.
James Baillieu, piano & Adam Walker, flute | 11 June
The duo explore the flute chamber repertoire with works by Mozart, Janáček, Anne Boyd, Oliver Knussen, and more.
Joseph Middleton, piano & Roderick Williams, baritone | 12 June
In a program called Woman’s Hour, Roderick Williams invites the audience to consider the question ‘Should a man be singing these songs?’ and provide feedback during the lunchtime broadcast. The duo perform songs by Schubert, Brahms, Clara Schumann, and Robert Schumann.
Imogen Cooper, piano | 15 June
Imogen Cooper pairs Schubert’s German Dances with two works by Beethoven, the Bagatelles Op. 119 and the Sonata No. 31 in A Flat.
Alina Ibragimova, violin & Kristian Bezuidenhout, piano | 16 June
The duo present Beethoven’s ‘Spring’ Sonata of 1801 alongside Schubert’s Violin Sonata in A Minor.
Iain Burnside, piano & Ailish Tynan, soprano | 17 June
Frequent collaborators Iain Burnside and Ailish Tynan perform a wide-ranging program of song, including works by Grieg, Ives, and Wolf alongside Herbert Hughes arrangements of Irish songs. They close with “Over the Rainbow,” recently a popular anthem to staff of the NHS working against the Coronavirus pandemic.
James Baillieu, piano & Allan Clayton, tenor | 19 June
The recital sees the pair perform Schumann’s Kerner Lieder plus songs by British composers: Vaughan Williams, Bridge, Quilter, and Britten.
Iestyn Davies, countertenor & Elizabeth Kenny, lute | 22 June
Iestyn Davies and Elizabeth Kenny together explore music from the 16th to 19th centuries. They interpret works by Purcell, Dowland, Mozart, Schubert, and more.