Fallen Women and Virtuous Wives


Recorded live June 2005


Felicity Lott - soprano

Graham Johnson - piano

1. Weill: Nanna's Lied
Haydn: Die zu späte Ankunft der Mutter
Mozart: Die Alte
4. Schumann: Lied der Braut II
Brahms: Mädchenlied
Wolf: Ich hab in Penna einen Liebsten wohnen
7.-9. Strauss: Drei Lieder der Ophelia

- Wie erkenn ich mein Treulieb
Guten Morgen, 's ist Sankt Valentinstag
- Sie trugen ihn auf der Bahre bloss
10. Hughes: I know where I'm going
11. Walton: Wapping Old Stairs
12. Bliss: The return from town
Britten: Polly Oliver
Weill: Und was bekam des Soldaten Weib?
15. Roussel: Résponse d'une éspouse sage
6. Fauré: Une sainte en son auréole
7. Duparc: Au pays où se fait la guerre
8. Coward: Spinning Song
19. Coward: Alice is at it again
0. Coward: A bar on the Piccola Marina
1. Poulenc: La Dame de Monte Carlo
2. Hahn: C'est très villain d'etre infidèle
3. Straus: Warum soll eine Frau kein Verhältnis haben
4. Grand: What's a lady like me
25. Straus: Geh'n wir ins Chambre Séparée
26. arr. Britten: O Waly, Waly


I'm so glad we decided to record the Wigmore 30th Anniversary concert! I was very unsure about doing it, and so was Graham, but I think we are fairly happy with the result, in spite of the extra nervous tension it caused on the night, and when we are old and grey we shall be glad that we marked the occasion with something to keep! Of course, we are thrilled to be part of the new Wigmore Live series, as the Wigmore has been such an important and beloved part of our lives for so many years. As I write this, we have one more performance of the programme this season, which will be the twentieth! I have loved singing it, and seeing the different ways it is received in different countries and venues: I really think it's a brilliant programme. Thank you, Graham!  FL