The Elias Quartet play Shostakovich. Mhairi Lawson sings a selection of early songs accompanied by theorbist Paula Chateauneuf. Pianist Christian Zacharias performs Scarlatti.
Kate Molleson presents the final Lunchtime Concert to feature performances from the East Neuk Festival. This afternoon's recitals were recorded in venues across the picturesque Kingdom of Fife.
In Kilrenny Church, the Elias Quartet perform Shostakovich's Quartet No 7 in F#. Shostakovich dedicated the quartet to his first wife, Nina, 'in memoriam'. Though the marriage was not without difficulties, this work is imbued with the sense that her sudden death affected him deeply.
At Kilconquhar Church, soprano Mhairi Lawson and theorbo player Paula Chateauneuf continue their beautiful programme of 17th century songs depicting female characters entitled 'Mad Women, Queens and Lovers'.
Finally, we return to Crail Church, where coverage of the East Neuk Festival began, for pianist Christian Zacharias who plays his own personal selection of works by Domenico Scarlatti and Antonio Soler.
Shostakovich: Quartet No 7 in F# minor Op 108
Lawes: In envy of the night
Purcell: Bess of Bedlam
Purcell: Fairest Isle
Purcell: T'was within a furlong of Edinburgh town
Mhairi Lawson (sop)/ Paula Chateauneuf (theorbo)
Christian Zacharias (piano)
Presenter: Kate Molleson.
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