Ailish Tynan
Ailish Tynan

Ailish Tynan and Hebrides Ensemble, Perth Concert Hall

Rebecca Clarke      Morpheus
Judith Weir             Nuits d’Afrique
Jean Francaix         String Trio
Rosalie Burrell        Early Light
Ravel                        Chansons Madécasses

Ailish Tynan, soprano

At the heart of this programme of parallels is Maurice Ravel’s sensual and political Chansons Madécasses which depicts life and challenging events in Madagascar. Judith Weir’s partner piece to the Ravel, Nuits d’Afrique, uses poetry by contemporary African women evoking local life with a simple invocation which may recall the ending of Ravel’s composition. Hugely under-appreciated English composer Rebecca Clarke, whose style of writing was at times compared to Ravel and Debussy, is well known for her wonderful viola sonata but this short piece Morpheus is another beautiful, lyrical example of her work. Young American composer Rosalie Burrel’s Early Light, a stunning piece for solo violin, evokes indigenous North America whilst the exoticism of Ravel’s Chansons Madécasses is balanced by the wit and charm of compatriot Jean Francaix’s String Trio.

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