Temple Song 2019 – A Rachmaninov Drama

Thursday 4 July 7pm, Middle Temple Hall

£5.00 — £45.00

Tickets £5 £15 £20 £25 £35 £45 (includes interval drinks)

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Programme

Rachmaninov
The soldier’s wife
I was with her
At my window
Ah, never sing to me again
A ring
She is as fair as noon
A passing breeze
How fair this place is!
Spring torrents
Oh no, I beg you, forsake me not
Night is sorrowful
In the silence of the night
Dissonance
A-oo!
Fate
There is a small island
The sounds are many
Lilacs
Song of the disenchanted
A prayer
You knew him
When yesterday we met
Fragment from A. Musset
Two partings
P.S.: Letter to K.S. Stanislawski from S. Rachmaninov

Sofia Fomina soprano
Roderick Williams baritone
Julius Drake piano


Rachmaninov composed over seventy songs and they all reflect an emotional, romantic temperament and the spirit of his homeland. Julius Drake has assembled a collection of these marvellous songs for two superb singers, the young Russian soprano Sofia Fomina and the British baritone Roderick Williams.

Williams’ rich, expressive tone was matched, for variety of tonal colour and rhythmic nuance, by Drake’s admirable accompaniments. Diction was crystal clear.” The Evening Standard

The music-making was a wow with the fresh gold of Sofia Fomina’s soprano. She’s a true rising star.” The Times


Watch the video below for a sneak preview