John Mark Ainsley, Victoria Newlyn & Iain Burnside

20 October 2012, 9:00pm

"Talking to Hardy": a sequence of songs and poems devised by Iain Burnside

Based on Gerald Finzi's song cycle A Young Man's Exhortation

John Mark Ainsley (tenor), Victoria Newlyn (actor) and Iain Burnside (piano)

Renowned pianist, broadcaster and now writer-director, Iain Burnside presents a fascinating look at Gerald Finzi and Thomas Hardy through a performance of the cycle A Young Man’s Exhortation and readings of other illuminating poems. He is joined by one the world’s leading tenors John Mark Ainsley and actress Victoria Newlyn.

Please note that this recital will last for approximately one hour and there will be no interval.

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Miroslav Holub
The Door

'A Young Man's Exhortation'

Simon Armitage
The Homecoming


U. A. Fanthorpe 
from Not my Best Side

'Budmouth Dears'

Anne Rouse
from Spunk Talking

Elizabeth Bishop
One Art

'Her Temple'

Thomas Hardy
Under the Waterfall

'The Comet at Yell'ham'

Edward Thomas

'Shortening Days'

Edna St Vincent Millay
Never May the Fruit be Plucked

'The Sigh'

Dorothy Nimmo
Ill-Wishing Him

'Former Beauties'

Sylvia Plath


Kaylin Haught
God Says Yes to Me

Thomas Heywood
An Epitaph

'In Years Defaced'

T.S. Eliot
from East Coker

'The Dance Continued'

Charles Causley
Eden Rock

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