Saturday 21 Apr 2018

BBC Radio 3 Big Chamber Day – Tchaikovsky and the Poets

BBC Radio 3 Big Chamber Day – Tchaikovsky and the Poets
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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.

Unfortunately Anna Stéphany is now unable to be with us on the 21st April for the BBC Big Chamber Day, but we are delighted that Caitlin Hulcup will be joining us in her place.

The free minibus service between Audley End Station and Saffron Hall will not be in operation for this concert

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Presented by Saffron Hall

There are no upcoming performances.
Anush Hovhannisyan soprano
Caitlin Hulcup mezzo-soprano
Alessandro Fisher tenor
Ashley Riches bass-baritone
Anna Tilbrook piano

Rimsky-Korsakov By The Sea Op.46

Tchaikovsky Six Romances Op.6, Nos. 1, 2, 5 & 6

Rachmaninov Sing not, O Lovely One Op.4 No.4

Britten Winter Words Op.52