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1/20/2016 - "Into the Little Hill"

1/20/2016 - "Into the Little Hill"

Playing tracks by

Music Matters, Anu Komsi, Hilary Summers, and Ensemble Modern and Lucy Shelton and Peter Serkin.

This week, the short chamber opera "Into the Little Hill," by George Benjamin. A wonderful work that contains some surprising connections to the modern state of classical music. With a bonus song cycle by Oliver Knussen to round out the hour.

Hosts: Alex Stephenson and Aristéa Mellos

"Into the Little Hill: a lyric tale in two parts" by George Benjamin
Performers: Anu Komsi, soprano; Hilary Summers, contralto; Ensemble Modern, cond. Franck Ollu

Libretto by Martin Crimp; based on the folk story of the Ratcatcher (Pied Piper) of Hamelin.

Four Whitman Settings by Oliver Knussen
Performers: Lucy Shelton, soprano; Peter Serkin, piano