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Winter Series - Programme 8

Cellist Anastasia Kobekina plays Bach, Fanny Mendelssohn from the Consone Quartet, and Johan Dalene performs Bruch's famous Violin Concerto.

Kate Molleson concludes her winter series celebrating the prodigious talents of the current members of Radio 3's New Generation Artist scheme, musicians deserving of the brightest of New Years. The Russian cellist Anastasia Kobekina brings her refined musicianship to one of Bach's solo suites and the Consone play their period instruments in a quartet by Fanny Mendelssohn. Also today, Ema Nikolovska sings songs by Robert and Clara Schumann with the fortepianist Paolo Zanzu who plays an original piano made by one of their favourite makers. And this series ends with Bruch's famous concerto played by 19-year-old Johan Dalene.

Bach: Suite No. 3 in C, BWV 1009
Anastasia Kobekina (cello)

Clara Schumann: Liebst du um Schonheit Op 12 No 4
Robert Schumann: Mein schöner Stern! Op 101 no 4
Clara Schumann: Lorelei
Ema Nikolovska (mezzo soprano), Paolo Zanzu (Streicher piano of 1832)

Fanny Mendelssohn: String Quartet in E flat major
Consone Quartet

Bruch: Violin Concerto in G minor Op. 25
Johan Dalene (violin),
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Edward Gardner (conductor)

Brahms: Das Mädchen spricht op.107,3
Katharina Konradi (soprano), Erich Schneider (piano)

Established two decades ago, Radio 3's New Generation Artists 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 at many of the UK's music festivals and concert halls. The BBC New Generation Artists Scheme is not itself a prize, rather it offers 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.

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New Year's Day 2021 17:00

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Suite No. 3 in C for Cello Solo, BWV 1009

    Performer: Anastasia Kobekina.
  • Clara Schumann

    Liebst du um Schonheit - If you love beauty

    Performer: Paolo Zanzu. Singer: Ema Nikolovska.
  • Robert Schumann

    Mein schöner Stern! Op 101 no 4

    Performer: Paolo Zanzu. Singer: Ema Nikolovska.
  • Clara Schumann


    Performer: Paolo Zanzu. Singer: Ema Nikolovska.
  • Fanny Mendelssohn

    String Quartet in E flat

    Ensemble: Consone Quartet.
  • Max Bruch

    Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor, Op.26

    Performer: Johan Dalene. Orchestra: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Das Mädchen spricht op.3. 107

    Performer: Eric Schneider. Singer: Katharina Konradi.


  • New Year's Day 2021 17:00

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