Olena Tokar, Danish String Quartet, Jennifer Johnston
Olena Tokar (soprano) and Igor Gryshyn (piano) in Schumann: Myrthen (excpts). Danish String Quartet in Beethoven: Quartet in A minor, Op 132. Jennifer Johnston (mezzo) in Schumann.
Clemency Burton-Hill introduces recordings by the BBC's starry line-up of New Generation Artists, the young musicians Radio 3 believes will be the stars of the future. Today a chance to hear two singers perform Schumann: the Ukrainian soprano Olena Tokar, part of the class of 2013, and British mezzo Jennifer Johnston, who graduates from the scheme after two fabulous years. And the Danish String Quartet perform one of Beethoven's late, great, masterpieces.
Schumann: Myrthen, Op 25 (selection): Der Nussbaum; Jemand; Die Lotosblume; Raetsel; Widmung
Olena Tokar (soprano), Igor Gryshyn (piano)
Beethoven: String Quartet in A minor, Op 132
Danish String Quartet
Schumann: 5 Poems of Queen Mary Stuart, Op 135
Jennifer Johnston (mezzo), Joseph Middleton (piano).