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Kathryn Rudge, Zhang Zuo, Narek Hakhnazaryan

With Kathryn Rudge (mezzo-soprano) performing music by Francesco Tosti and Schubert, Zhang Zuo (piano) playing Haydn and Bach, and Narek Hakhnazaryan in Beethoven.

Clemency Burton-Hill celebrates the music making of the BBC New Generation Artists. Here is the chance to hear a starry line-up of young musicians caught by the BBC microphones when they are on the brink of glittering international careers. In this first programme of the Christmas series, the British mezzo soprano Kathryn Rudge explores the moonlit world of Schubert, the Chinese-born pianist Zhang Zuo tackles Haydn's grandest keyboard compostion and the Armenian cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan delights in one of Beethoven's sunniest creations.

Francesco Tosti: L'alba sepàra dalla luce l'ombra
Kathryn Rudge (mezzo soprano), James Baillieu (piano)

Haydn: Sonata in E flat Major Hob XVI/52
Zhang Zuo (piano)

Beethoven: Cello Sonata No. 3 in A major, Op. 69
Narek Hakhnazaryan (cello), Marianna Shirinyan (piano)

Schubert: Nachtst├╝ck, D.672
Kathryn Rudge (mezzo soprano), James Baillieu (piano)

Bach: Partita No.1 in B flat major, BWV.825
Zhang Zuo (piano).

1 hour, 13 minutes

Music Played

  • Paolo Tosti

    L'alba separa dalla luce l'ombra

    Performer: James Baillieu. Singer: Kathryn Rudge.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Sonata in E flat major H.16.52 for piano

    Performer: Zhang Zuo.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Sonata in A major Op.69 for cello and piano

    Performer: Narek Hakhnazaryan. Performer: Marianna Shirinyan.
  • Franz Schubert

    Nachtstuck D672

    Singer: Kathryn Rudge. Performer: James Baillieu.

    Recorded 12 October 2015 at BBC Maida Vale Studio 2

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Partita no. 1 in B flat major BWV.825 for keyboard

    Performer: Zhang Zuo.
  • Franz Schubert

    Harfenspieler Wer sich der Einsamkeit D.478

    Singer: Benjamin Appl. Performer: Joseph Middleton.
    • BBC New Generation Artists recording.


Find out more about the New Generation Artists scheme

Find out more about the New Generation Artists scheme

Bringing young musicians on the threshold of international stardom to the world.