Winter in Song

A Shakespearian Winter
Quilter Blow, blow thou Winter Wind
Quilter Come away death
Ireland When daffodils begin to peer
Argento  Winter
Come away death   
Blow, blow thou Winter Wind

In the bleak mid-winter
Strauss Weihnachtsgefühl
Strauss Mein Herz ist stumm
Strauss Winternacht

To the North
Mussorgsky Trepak
Själ och Landskap
Nystroem Vitt land
Nystroem Önskan
Nystroem Bara hos den

Schubert Die Götter Griechenlands
Schubert Gefrorne Tränen
Schubert Die Nebensonnen
Schubert Der Leiermann

Marcus Farnsworth Baritone
Joseph Middleton

Songs by Bridge, Strauss, Gardiner, Argento, Berg, Quilter, Rorem, Parry, Britten and Schubert

Though thoughts of death and decay are never far away in Winter songs, Spring and a new awakening are just around the corner.

‘Marcus Farnsworth embodies the anguished, violently truth-seeking youth in a riveting performance.’
Hilary Finch, The Times

This concert is a collaboration with BBC Radio 3 and will be recorded for future transmission on February 8th, 2013.


Running time 1 hour approx