Anna Huntley mezzo soprano, Emma Abbate piano
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) - Selected Lieder
Robert Schumann (1810-1856) - Frauenliebe und Leben, op.42
Sir Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900) - Orpheus with his lute
Cecil Armstrong-Gibbs (1889-1960) - Five Eyes
Ralph Vaughan-Williams (1872-1958) - The Watermill
Traditional - She Moved Through the Fair
Ralph Vaughan-Williams - Silent Noon
Eric Coates (1886-1957) - I heard you singing
Haydn Wood (1882-1959) - Roses of Picardy
Guy d’Hardelot (1902-1974) - Because
Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) - Cabaret Songs
An established recitalist, Anna is a regular performer at the Wigmore Hall, London and across the rest of the UK and Europe working alongside many of the world’s leading accompanists including Graham Johnson, Julius Drake, Iain Burnside, Simon Lepper and James Baillieu. Other highlights of recent seasons include her Wiener Konzerthaus debut with Daniel Harding, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with Alexander Vedernikov and the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Haydn’s Harmoniemesse with Sir András Schiff, Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde with the City of London Sinfonia and a variety of roles for ENO, WNO and ETO.
The Neapolitan pianist Emma Abbate has performed in duo recitals for international festivals and concert societies in Salzburg, Lisbon, Naples, Ischia, and Koscierzyna, and at many prestigious UK venues. Emma is releasing a series of recordings devoted to 20th-century Italian vocal chamber music, the latest of which is Sera d’inverno: a disc of songs by Ildebrando Pizzetti with mezzo-soprano Hanna Hipp for Resonus Classics, which has been praised by the Gramophone for its "considerable intensity". Emma has also recently released two discs devoted to works by Stephen Dodgson for Toccata Classics: world-première recordings of his cello and piano music with Evva Mizerska, and his piano quintets with the Tippett Quartet. The latter disc was named a Musicweb International Recording Of The Year 2017.
Published on 4 October 2018