7th February, 2014 / 11.00am - 4.00pm
26th May, 2015
Haas Fata Morgana, Op 6 (UK premiere)
Seven Songs on in Folk Style, Op 18
Chinese Songs for alto and piano, Op 4
Four songs on Chinese Poetry (1944)
Pavel Haas (1899 – 1944) was a Czech-Jewish composer, pupil of Leoš Janáček, who perished in Auschwitz after spending nearly three years of detention in the Terezín concentration camp. Directed by pianist and Guildhall School professor Lada Valešová, this concert celebrates the music and life of this witty, life-affirming and original composer.
The programme includes the UK premiere of Haas’s Fata Morgana, inspired by the love poems of Rabindranath Tagore, and song cycles performed by acclaimed young singers including Guildhall alumni Nicky Spence, James Platt and Anna Starushkevych.
This concert will be recorded for Euroclassical Online