Video Highlights

Here you can watch excerpts from a series of concerts connected to the research project:

Georg Tintner's 'The Ellipse'


Click here for details about this recording

The RCM continued its exploration of the music and emigration with a special concert in the Britten Theatre on Wednesday April 24 2013.

This short video presents Georg Tintner's The Ellipse performed by RCM soprano Anna Rajah and the Park Quartet.

1 Da oben auf dem Berge (from Des Knaben Wunderhorn)
2 Allegro serioso
3 Feldeinwärts flog ein Vögelein (Ludwig Tieck)
4 Adagio
5 The Trysting Tree (James Devaney, 1890-1976)

A co-production with ProQuartet Paris, curated by Norbert Meyn as part of a major RCM research and performance project on music and emigration.

"Nachtmusik" (Night music) - excerpt


"What a Life!", Einzugsmarsch (Entrance March)


"What a Life!", Der Song vom Doppelbett (The song of the Double Bed)


"What a Life!", Die Ballade vom Deutschen Refugee (The Ballad of the German Refugee)


"What a Life!", Keep Fit


"What a Life!", Quodlibet


Click here for details about 'Nachtmusik' and 'What a Life!'

The launch event of Singing a Song in a Foreign Land was held on 26 September 2012 in the Amaryllis Flemming Concert Hall of the Royal College of Music.

The concert included a performance of Nachtmusik (Night Music) for soprano solo, male chorus, flute, cello and piano, followed by What a Life! - a comic revue by Hans Gál (1890-1987) and conceived by Georg Höllering (1897-1980). It was written and first performed during internment near Douglas, Isle of Man, UK, 1940.


Patricia Rozario* soprano
Edward Hughes tenor
Peter Kirk tenor  
Luke Williams baritone                      
Timothy Nelson baritone        
Eunsley Park** violin
John Garner** violin                                                            
Marie Schreer** viola 
Ariana Kashefi cello
Diego Acenamoreno flute                                               
Adrian Somogyi** clarinet
Ian Tindale piano

* Nachtmusik only
** What a Life! only                                              

Norbert Meyn narrator/director
Victoria Newlyn choreography

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