Khatia Buniatishvili, Ruby Hughes, the Signum Quartet, Nicolas Alstaedt
Khatia Buniatishvili (piano) in Brahms: Rhapsody in G minor. Ruby Hughes (soprano) in Schumann: Mary Stuart Songs. Signum Quartet in Dvorak: String quartet in G, Op 106.
The Radio 3 New Generation Artists scheme exists to provide support and opportunities to some of the brightest talents in the world of classical music, and in the ten years of its existence has numbered artists such as the Belcea String Quartet, Paul Lewis, Janine Jansen, Natalie Clein and Alice Coote among its distinguished members.
In the first of ten early-evening programmes over the Christmas period there is a Germanic theme: a Brahms Rhapsody performed by pianist Khatia Buniatishvili, a cello sonata by Beethoven from German cellist Nicolas Altstaedt, Schumann's Mary Stuart songs performed by soprano Ruby Hughes, and Dvorak's symphonic string quartet in G Major op. 106... performed by fellow new joiners the Signum Quartet, from Germany.
Brahms: Rhapsody in G Minor Op.79 No.2
Khatia Buniatishvili (piano)
Schumann: Mary Stuart Songs op. 135
Ruby Hughes (soprano)
Julius Drake (piano)
Dvorak: String quartet in G Major Op.106
Beethoven: Cello Sonata in C Major Op.102 No.1
Nicolas Altstaedt (cello)
Jose Gallardo (piano).