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BBC Radio 3 Big Chamber Day – Tchaikovsky and his influences

Saturday April 21, 2018 at 15:00
Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden
£10, under 18s half price
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  1. A tear trembles, from 6 Romances Op 6 - Pyotr Tchaikovsky
  2. My genius, my angel, my friend - Pyotr Tchaikovsky
  3. Frenzied Nights, from 12 Romances Op 60 - Pyotr Tchaikovsky
  4. Lullaby, from 6 Songs Op 16 - Pyotr Tchaikovsky
  5. An Chloe K 524 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  6. Adelaïde Op 46 - Ludwig van Beethoven
  7. Frauenliebe und -leben Op 42 - Robert Schumann
  8. Night, for 4 voices and piano - Pyotr Tchaikovsky

A series of one-hour concerts introduced by Radio 3 ‘Sunday Morning’ presenter Sarah Walker, including works by Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Beethoven, Britten, Schumann, Bizet, Rimsky-Korsakov and Rachmaninov.

Lyrical, romantic, and like so much of his music very often shot through with melancholy, Tchaikovsky’s songs are some of his most profound outpourings. He wrote around 100 in total, setting texts by great poets including Tolstoy and Goethe, as well as by a host of lesser known writers. In the course of a day, masterminded by pianist Anna Tilbrook, four of today’s most exciting young singers will take us on a journey through this rich treasure trove of music. And alongside Tchaikovsky’s own works we’ll hear songs by composers he loved and was inspired by, those he influenced, and his colleagues and friends.

Recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio 3.

Saffron Hall
Audley End Road
Saffron Walden
CB11 4UH
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