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

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

Wednesday, January 20, 2016