Lucile Richardot on Scarlatti and the songs of Nadia and Lili Boulanger

Friday, February 24, 2023

The French mezzo is this week's guest on the Gramophone podcast

In this week's podcast, French mezzo soprano Lucile Richardot talks to Gramophone's Hattie Butterworth about Les heures claires, an album of the complete songs of Nadia and Lili Boulanger on the Harmonia Mundi label, and also about recording Scarlatti Cantatas with harpsichordist Philippe Grisvard, for Audax.

You can listen to the Podcast above. To hear other Gramophone podcasts, or to subscribe for free to new editions, search for 'Gramophone' in your Podcast App of choice, or visit Gramophone's page on Apple Music podcasts. Meanwhile, further down this page you can also listen to both of Lucile Richardot's latest albums, via Apple Music.

This Gramophone podcast is published in association with Wigmore Hall: this week's concerts include:

Saturday February 25, 11.30pm: harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani - an artist we profiled in our February issue of the magazine - performs music by Bach.

Saturday February 25, 7.30pm: Gramophone Recording of Year winners Quatuor Ebène perform works by Robert Schumann, Ravel and Richard Dubugnon.

Sunday February 26, at 11.30pm: the Meccore String Quartet perform Beethoven and Haydn.

Sunday February 26, 7.30pmthe Gould Piano Trio perform Beethoven.

Monday February 27, 1pm: the Vision String Quartet in music by Felix Mendelssohn and Shostakovich.

Monday February 27, 7.30pm: soprano Nikola Hillebrand and pianist Alexander Fleischer offer a recital of works by Brahms, Schubert and Richard Strauss.

Tuesday February 28, 7.30pmthe Wihan Quartet perform a programme of Beethoven, Martinů and Smetana.

Wednesday March 1, 10.15am and 11.45am: Chamber Tots: Under the Sea, a music-making workshop for children aged 1-2 and their parents or carers.

Wednesday March 1, 7.30am: saxophonist Trish Clowes and her ensemble My Iris are joined by guests Cevanne Horrocks-Hopayian, voice and harp; cellist Louise McMonagle, and violinist Mandhira de Saram for a programme called Home.

Thursday March 2, 7.30pm: soprano Nina Stemme is joined by pianist Magnus Svensson to perform songs by Mahler, Koch, Liszt, Wagner and Weill.

Friday March 2, 7.30pm: bass-baritone Adam Plachetka and pianist Gary Matthewman perform songs by composers with links to Vienna and to Prague.

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