Martin Suckling: The Tuning – five Donaghy songs (WP)
Schubert: Die Schöne Müllerin
Marta Fontanals-Simmons (mezzo-soprano)
Roderick Williams (baritone)
Chris Glynn (piano)
Roderick Williams begins his residency at the Oxford Lieder Festival, which will include three concerts, a talk and a masterclass, performing Schubert’s great cycle Die schöne Müllerin in Jeremy Sams’s sparkling English translation. Before this, rising-star mezzo-soprano Marta Fontanals-Simmons gives the world premiere of a new cycle by the acclaimed Scottish composer Martin Suckling, setting the poetry of Michael Donaghy.