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BBC Radio 3 Big Chamber Day – Tchaikovsky and his friends

Saturday April 21, 2018 at 20:30
Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden
£10, under 18s half price
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  1. The nymph, from 2 Songs - Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov
  2. The clouds begin to scatter, from 4 Songs Op 42 - Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov
  3. My harp - Mikhail Glinka
  4. Do not tempt me needlessly - Mikhail Glinka
  5. Before my window, from 15 Romances Op 26 - Sergey Rachmaninov
  6. I wait for thee, from 12 Romances Op 14 - Sergey Rachmaninov
  7. The morning of life, from 14 Romances Op 34 - Sergey Rachmaninov
  8. The pity I implore, from 15 Romances Op 26 - Sergey Rachmaninov
  9. The Classicist Op 8 No 1 - Modest Mussorgsky
  10. Hopak Op 3 No 1 - Modest Mussorgsky
  11. 6 Duets Op 46 - 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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