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Women on the Edge (Felicity Palmer & Simon Lepper)

20 October 2010, 7:00pm - 8:50pm

7pm (free): Pre-concert talk
Roderick Swanston gives an introduction to the repertoire performed in tonight's concert

One of Britain's best-loved singers, Felicity Palmer makes her first appearance at the Festival in a programme exploring "women on the edge", socially, emotionally and physically! Joined by pianist Simon Lepper, they will perform songs by a wide range of composers, from Purcell to Schumann to Tchaikovsky to the gypsy songs of Brahms and Dvorak, to Sondheim and Broadway. The programme has already been performed on a number of times to great acclaim and this is sure to be a wonderful evening.

This concert is generously supported by The Helena Oldacre Trust


  • Henry Purcell:
    • Bess of Bedlam (Mad Song)
  • Robert Schumann:
    • Maria Stuart Lieder (Op.37)
      • i. Abschied von Frankreich
      • ii. Nach der Geburt ihres Sohnes
      • iii. An die Königin Elisabeth
      • iv. Abschied von der Welt
      • v. Gebet
  • Johannes Brahms:
    • Das Mädchenlied
    • Liebestreu
    • Da unten im Tale
    • Von ewiger Liebe


  • Piotr IlychTchaikovsky:
    • None but the lonely heart (Op. 6, no. 6)
    • Night (Op. 73, no. 2) 
    • Why (Op. 6, no. 5)
  • Joseph Horovitz: Lady Macbeth
  • Madeleine Dring: Song of the Nightclub Proprietress
  • Janis Ian: At Seventeen
  • Stephen Sondheim:
    • Could I leave you (Follies)
    • Losing my Mind (Follies)  
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