Two contrasting works for horn, voice and piano – Arnold Cooke’s beautiful Nocturnes and Schubert’s well-loved Auf dem Strom – inspire a rich and varied programme of landscapes and soundscapes.
Sounds travel through forests and over mountains – a repeating horn call, the wise and witty winds, a mysterious, faint melody – bringing ever-unanswered questions and sweet frustrations. Journeys begin with final goodbyes, the moment of parting imprinting itself in the lovers’ memories. Flora and fauna, embodiments of pure desire and joy, offer delight and inspiration. Night approaches and nature’s hidden life awakens, a realm often imagined but rarely observed by human eyes.
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We performed this programme in November 2010 with Lisa Ford in the Gothenburg Symphony Hall.