Lindy Tennent-Brown and I have given a lot of recitals together over the last few years and decided to mark 5o years since the death of Francis Poulenc with a short recital including his Quatre Poèmes de Guillaume Apollinaire and Banalités. We both adore Poulenc’s writing for voice and piano, and our choice was made easy by a shared conviction that Sanglots (the final song of Banalités) is one of the best songs ever composed. As the day of our recital was also St George’s Day, we completed the programme with two short groups of English songs by Quilter, Parry and Gurney.
Here we are in mid-concert in St Brides Church, Fleet St, in a photo taken and sent to me by a member of the audience.
Go to my You Tube channel to see video of songs from this recital