Youth and Age (1998)
A song cycle for baritone & piano on poems by William Butler Yeats.
William Butler Yeats' poetry is based on Irish nationalism, Celtic myth, politics, love, mystic and ageing. It's the ageing aspect which runs through this cycle of 10 songs. The poems are::
- - All Things can Tempt me
- - To a Child dancing in the Wind
- - Two years Later
- - The Wild Swans at Coole
- - He wishes for the Cloths of Heaven
- - The Second Coming
- - Youth and Age
- - Men improve with the Years
- - The Fisherman
- - The Circus Animals' Desertion (parts1&3)
Commissioned by the "Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst " and dedicated to baritone Maarten Koningsberger.
Première: 26 January, 2000 in ORPHEUS, Apeldoorn by Maarten Koningsberger en pianist Kelvin Grout.
duration approx.: 21 '