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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
Elias Quartet

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)

Scarlatti: Selection
Soler: Selection
Christian Zacharias (piano)

Presenter: Kate Molleson.

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Fri 13 Jul 2018 13:00

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Music Played

  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Quartet No.7 in F sharp minor, Op.108

    Ensemble: Elias String Quartet.
  • William Lawes

    In The Envy of the Night

    Performer: Mhairi Lawson. Performer: Paula Chateauneuf.
  • Henry Purcell

    Bess of Bedlam

    Performer: Mhairi Lawson. Performer: Paula Chateauneuf.
  • Henry Purcell

    Fairest Isle

    Performer: Mhairi Lawson. Performer: Paula Chateauneuf.
  • Henry Purcell

    'Twas within a furlong of Edinboro' town

    Performer: Mhairi Lawson. Performer: Paula Chateauneuf.
  • Padre Antonio Soler

    Sonata in F sharp major, R.90

    Performer: Christian Zacharias.
  • Padre Antonio Soler

    Sonata in D major, R.84

    Performer: Christian Zacharias.
  • Padre Antonio Soler

    Sonata in D minor, R.117

    Performer: Christian Zacharias.
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonata in C major, Kk.132

    Performer: Christian Zacharias.
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonata in F minor, KK.183

    Performer: Christian Zacharias.
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonata in F minor, Kk.386

    Performer: Christian Zacharias.

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