A surfeit of chansons

christinacarl2Last night Christina Haldane gave her first DMA recital at Walter Hall.  The inspiration was a painting by Manet and the programme was almost entirely made up of chansons from the late 19th and early 20th centuries; Offenbach, Charpentier, Duparc, Debussy and Berlioz.  The exception was the cycle The Living Spectacle by Erik Ross which closed out the first half.  I could have used more variation of mood and style.

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