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BBC Radio 3 Big Chamber Day - Tchaikovsky and His Influences. 2/4

Sarah Walker presents the second of four concerts of songs by Tchaikovsky and his influences from last Saturday's BBC Radio 3 Big Chamber Day at Saffron Hall in Essex.

Sarah Walker presents the second of four concerts of songs by Tchaikovsky and his influences from last Saturday's BBC Radio 3 Big Chamber Day at Saffron Hall in Essex. The Big Chamber Day, curated by pianist Anna Tilbrook, features soprano Anush Hovhannisyan, mezzo Caitlin Hulcup, tenor Alessandro Fisher and bass-baritone Ashley Riches. Today's concert is Tchaikovsky and the Poets, with Tchaikovsky's own settings of Goethe and Heine alongside Pushkin and Tolstoy set by Rachmaninov and Rimsky-Korsakov, and Benjamin Britten's cycle Winter Words, setting Thomas Hardy - a poet born the same year as Tchaikovsky (1840) with a similar penchant for melancholy.

58 minutes

Music Played

  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    By The Sea Op. 46

    Performer: Anna Tilbrook. Singer: Ashley Riches.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Tchaikovsky Six Romances

    Singer: Anush Hovhannisyan.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Sing not, O Lovely One Op. 4 No. 4

    Performer: Anna Tilbrook. Singer: Anush Hovhannisyan.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Winter Words Op.52

    Performer: Anna Tilbrook. Singer: Alessandro Fisher.

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