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Literary Recitals

Spring 2014

English Touring Opera presents a programme of recitals exploring the links between music and literature.
Archive: Spring 2014


Famous for his unique blend of jazz harmonies and folk tunes, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Aaron Copland (Of Mice and Men, Appalachian Spring) interprets Dickinson’s words in his song cycle Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson (touring to Cheltenham, Warwick and Exeter).

These songs for voice and piano (sung by soprano Caryl Hughes) echo the poet’s concise yet lyric language and include some of her most famous poems, such as ‘Heart, We Will Forget Him!’ and ‘The Chariot’.