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Radio 3's Big Chamber Weekend at Cedars Hall, Wells - Towards the Revolution

Scriabin's formidable 'Black Mass' sonata is paired with Rachmaninov's deeply felt piano and cello sonata in G minor as part of Radio 3's Big Chamber Weekend at Cedars Hall.

This week's Lunchtime Concerts were recorded at Radio 3's Big Chamber Weekend at Cedars Hall at Wells Cathedral School in September 2017, where Russian pianist Alexander Melnikov curated a weekend of short concerts to mark the centenary of the Russian Revolution. Today, Scriabin's formidable 'Black Mass' sonata is paired with Rachmaninov's deeply felt piano and cello Sonata in G minor.

Rachmaninov: Sonata in G minor for piano and cello, Op. 19
Scriabin: Piano Sonata No.9, Op. 68, 'Black Mass'
Glazunov: Chant du ménestrel, Op.71

Andrei Ioniţă (cello), Alexander Melnikov (piano)

Produced by Dominic Jewel for BBC Wales.

58 minutes

Music Played

  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Sonata In G Minor Op.19

    Performer: Andrei Ioniţă. Performer: Alexander Melnikov.
  • Alexander Scriabin

    Sonata no.9 Black Mass for piano Op. 68

    Performer: Alexander Melnikov.
  • Alexander Glazunov

    Chant du menestrel Op. 71

    Performer: Andrei Ioniţă. Performer: Alexander Melnikov.

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