Catriona Morison & Malcolm Martineau
  • Edinburgh International Festival

Two Edinburgh natives join forces for a recital celebrating both familiar favourites and under-performed gems from the classical music repertoire.

Edinburgh-born mezzo soprano Catriona Morison won the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition in 2017. Since then, she has risen to become one of the worlds most celebrated singers, admired for the warmth and radiancy of her voice.

Fellow Edinburgh native Malcolm Martineau is pianist of choice for countless respected vocalists worldwide. He accompanies Morison in a programme of songs by composers both much-loved and little-known.

Morisons performance includes four vivid songs from Gustav Mahlers Des Knaben Wunderhorn settings and some of Franz Schuberts most luminous Lieder. She also sings four works by German composer Josephine Lang, championed by Felix Mendelssohn, as well as settings of poetry by Eduard Mrike from French composer Pauline Viardot, a student of Liszt.

Morison brings her recital to a close with the rapturous Cinq pitaphes by Pierre Vellonnes and the swaying Cuban rhythms of Xavier Montsalvatges Cinco canciones negras.

Supported by Brenda Rennie

Catriona Morison Mezzo Soprano

Malcolm Martineau Piano

Programme includes

Lieder by Schubert, Josephine Lang & Pauline Viardot

Mahler A selection from Des Knaben Wunderhorn

Vellonnes Cinq pitaphes Op 73

Montsalvatge Cinco canciones negras

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