Pushkin & A.K. Tolstoy: Joan Rodgers, Gary Griffiths & Sholto Kynoch

22 October 2015, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Joan Rodgers soprano
Gary Griffiths baritone*
Sholto Kynoch piano

(*We are delighted to announce that Gary Griffiths will also be appearing in tonight's programme, not previously announced in the Festival brochure)

These two great Russian poets inspired wonderful settings by composers including Tchaikovsky, Glinka, Rachmaninov, Rimsky-Korsakov and others. Joan Rodgers is particularly renowned for her exceptional performance of Russian song and she is joined tonight by baritone Gary Griffiths, established as one of the most exciting young artists of today.


Settings of A.K. Tolstoy (1817-1875)

Pyotry Ilych Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)

Had I only known (Op. 47, no. 1)        

I bless you, forests (Op. 47, no 5)
Don Juan's Serenade (Op. 38, no. 1)
Do not believe me, my love (Op. 6, no. 1)
A Tear Trembles (Op. 6, no. 4)
It was early in the spring (Op. 38, no. 2)
Amid the din of the ball (Op. 38, no. 3)
O, if you could (Op. 38, no. 4)
Sleep sad friend (Op. 47, no. 4)
On Yellow Fields of Grain (Op. 57, no. 2)

Settings of Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837)

Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)
Do not sing the sad songs of Georgia
Nikolai Medtner (1880-1951)
The Rose

Mikhail Glinka (1804-1857)
The Rose
I recall a wonderful moment
César Cui (1835-1918)
The Statue at Tsarskoye Selo
 I loved you
Alexander Dargomyzhsky (1813-1869)
A girl and a boy

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)
A girl and a boy
Alexander Dargomyzhsky
You and thou

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)
You and thou
The banks of clouds begin to scatter
On the hills of Georgia

Anton Rubinstein (1829-1894)
The singer

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