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Ashley Riches in Finzi and Mariam Batsashvili in Liszt

Pianist Mariam Batsashvili plays Liszt's transcendental Apres une lecture du Dante and Ashley Riches sings Finzi's Earth and Air and Rain, set to poems by Thomas Hardy.

New Generation Artists: the Georgian pianist Mariam Batsashvili gives a transcendental performance of Liszt's Après une lecture du Dante and Ashley Riches sings Finzi's Earth and Air and Rain, ten masterful setting of poems by Thomas Hardy. Also today, a cello suite by a Catalan contemporary of Pablo Casals and Debussy's sultry faun as recreated by Fritz Kreisler.
Presented by Kate Molleson.

Liszt Après une lecture du Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata
Mariam Batsashvili (piano)

Gaspar Cassado Suite for solo cello
Andrei Ionita (cello)

Finzi Earth and Air and Rain
Ashley Riches (bass-baritone), Anna Tilbrook (piano)

Today's performances from these award-winning artists were recorded in concerts at Turner Sims Southampton, at the Cheltenham Festival and also in the BBC's studios,

1 hour, 14 minutes

Music Played

  • Claude Debussy

    Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune

    Performer: Aleksey Semenenko. Performer: Inna Firsova.
  • Franz Liszt

    Après une lecture du Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata

    Performer: Mariam Batsashvili.
  • Gaspar Cassadó

    Suite for solo cello

    Performer: Andrei Ioniţă.
  • Gerald Finzi

    Earth and air and rain Op.15

    Performer: Anna Tilbrook. Singer: Ashley Riches.

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