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First recordings for the BBC by Elisabeth Brauss, Anastasia Kobekina and James Newby.

Elisabeth Brauss, Anastasia Kobekina and James Newby, three of this year's six new artists, make their debuts in the BBC studios.

New Generation Artists: three of this year's six new artists make their debuts in the BBC studios. Today we hear from the lustrous British baritone, James Newby, the captivating Russian cellist Anastasia Kobekina and the German pianist Elisabeth Brauss who, at twenty-three years of age, has already made quite a name for herself for her performances of the classical repertoire.
Presented by Kate Molleson.

Britten Little Sir William
Warlock The Night
Ned Rorem Early in the Morning
Poulenc Hôtel
James Newby (baritone), Simon Lepper (piano)

Mozart Mozart: Rondo in A minor K.511
Elisabeth Brauss (piano)

Schumann Kinderszenen op. 15
Elisabeth Brauss (piano)

Brahms Cello Sonata No. 2 in F major, Op. 99
Anastasia Kobekina (cello), Jean-Sélim Abdelmula (piano)

Brahms In Stiller Nacht
James Newby (baritone), Simon Lepper (piano)

Established nearly two decades ago, Radio 3's New Generation Artist Scheme is internationally acknowledged as the foremost scheme of its kind. It exists to offer a platform for artists at the beginning of their international careers. Each year six musicians join the scheme for two years, during which time they appear at the UK's major music festivals, enjoy dates with the BBC orchestras and have the opportunity to record in the BBC Studios. The artists are also encouraged to form artistic partnerships with one another and to explore a wide range of repertoire, not least the work of contemporary and women composers. In recent years Radio 3's New Generation Artists have appeared in festivals or concerts in Aldeburgh, Bath, Belfast, Birmingham, Buxton, Cheltenham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Hay-on-Wye, Orkney, Ryedale, Southampton and Stratford-upon-Avon as well as at the BBC Proms. Typically, the artists selected will have been prize winners at major international competitions such as the Tchaikovsky, Liszt or Ferrier but the BBC New Generation Artist Scheme is not itself a prize, rather it offers a a unique two year platform on which artists can develop their prodigious talents. Not surprisingly, the list of alumni reads like a Who's Who of the most exciting musicians of the past two decades. In this series, we can catch those artists near the beginnings of their journeys.

1 hour, 14 minutes

Music Played

  • Benjamin Britten

    Little Sir William

    Performer: Simon Lepper. Singer: James Newby.
  • Peter Warlock

    The Night

    Performer: Simon Lepper. Singer: James Newby.
  • Ned Rorem

    Early in the morning

    Performer: Simon Lepper. Singer: James Newby.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Hotel

    Performer: Simon Lepper. Singer: James Newby.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Rondo in A minor K.511

    Performer: Elisabeth Brauss.
  • Robert Schumann

    Kinderszenen Op.15

    Performer: Elisabeth Brauss.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Sonata no. 2 in F major Op.99

    Performer: Anastasia Kobekina. Performer: Jean-Selim Abdelmoula.
  • Johannes Brahms

    In stiller Nacht, zur ersten Wacht

    Performer: Simon Lepper. Singer: James Newby.

Broadcast

Find out more about the New Generation Artists scheme

Find out more about the New Generation Artists scheme

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