Audio recording

Songs of love and longing

The topic of love and longing is so vast that it is often articulated through a wide variety of musical expressions. For this program many kinds of love, including religious, altruistic and romantic, are set in French mélodie, German Lieder, Baroque and Operatic arias, contemporary American song and Spanish song and include Bach's St Matthew's Passion, Poulenc's Fiancailles pour Rire, lieder by Joseph Marx, Turina's Poema en forma de canciones and selections from Aaron Copeland's Poems of Emily Dickenson.