Vilabertran Schubertiade 2018: Rachmaninov and Schubert
Sarah Walker introduces highlights from the renowned Catalonian festival. BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist Katharina Konradi sings Rachmaninov and Igor Levit plays Schubert's Piano Sonata No 20 in A.
Sarah Walker introduces highlights from the renowned Catalonian festival. We open with Rachmaninov songs performed by the soprano Katharina Konradi - a delight to hear singing in her mother tongue. The current BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist was born in Bischkek, Kyrgyzstan and moved to Germany at the age of 15. Her choice of four songs is followed by a giant of the solo piano repertoire - Igor Levit plays Schubert's A major sonata, D959.
Rachmaninov: Son, op. 38/5; Ne poi, krassavitsa, pri mne, op. 4/4; Ostrovok, op. 14/2; Oni otvetxali, op. 21/4
Katharina Konradi, soprano
Wolfram Rieger, piano
Schubert: Piano Sonata No 20 in A, D959
Igor Levit, piano