Saturday 2 January 2010 at 7.30pm
Wigmore Hall

36 Wigmore Street, London W1U 2BP

Erica Eloff (soprano)
James Baillieu (piano)

"Youth and Love"
For their return programme, Erica and James reflect on childhood innocence and aspects of love. The programme includes the UK premiere of Zoon van Eros by the award winning Belgian composer, Wim Henderickx's, as well as the innocent South African cycle 7 Boerneef Songs by Pieter de Villiers. Erica was the winner of the 2008 prestigious Handel Singing Competition, and James was recently a prizewinner in the Das Lied International Song Competition in Berlin.

Pieter de Villiers: Sewe Boerneef liedjies
Debussy: Quatre Chansons de Jeunesse
Poulenc: La Courte Paille
Hannes Taljaard: 4 Venda Songs (Folk song arrangements)
Schumann: Widmung Op.25 no.1; Der Nussbaum Op.25 no.3; Lied der Suleika Op.25 no.9;
   Frage Op.35 no.9; Stille Tränen Op.35 no.10; Mein schöner Stern! Op.101 no.4
W. Henderickx: Zoon van Eros: 3 songs on poems by Hans Andreus
R. Strauss: Mädchenblumen Op.22; Für fünfzehn Pfennige Op.36 no.2;
   Hat gesagt, bleibt's nicht dabei Op.36 no.3

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"Everyone loves a winner. And, from the moment she began ... the South African soprano Erica Eloff looked and sounded the part... I can't wait to hear her again" Hilary Finch, The Times