The Myrthen Ensemble: “the crème de la crème of young British-based musical talent”
The is no better place then Sintra – “the Moon promontory” as this village was called since the medieval times – for the program “Song to the Moon” by The Myrten Ensemble.
The moon has, since antiquity, inspired artists, musicians and wordsmiths. Tonight’s programme looks to its many characteristics for inspiration. At turns consoling, often seductive in serenades and sometimes threatening through its extinguishing of the suns rays, a lunar landscape provides much material for the keen listener willing to delve into the highways and byways of the song literature.
The moon’s silver beams cast their magic in music by Brahms and Schumann in the first half of tonight’s programme before a short English nocturnal overture in the second leads to the exquisite treatment of the ‘Clair de lune’ by a selection of the finest French song composers.
Joseph Middleton 2014