Live from London's Wigmore Hall the Dutch mezzo-soprano Christianne Stotijn, with pianist Julius Drake, performs two groups of songs by Tchaikovsky. Between them, the centrepiece of their recital is one of Shostakovich's last works, his settings of Six Poems by Marina Tsvetaeva. Fiona Talkington introduces the concert.
Tchaikovsky: T'was in the early spring; The fearful moment; The stars looked tenderly upon us; Had I only known
Shostakovich: Six poems of Marina Tsvetaeva
Tchaikovsky: Why?; My guardian, my angel, my friend; None but the lonely heart; Can it be day?
Christianne Stotijn (mezzo-soprano)
Julius Drake (piano).