Roger Vignoles & Friends
Sat 19 Oct 11amFrom £5.00 to £24.00
Alban Gerhardt cello
Julia Sitkovetsky soprano
Roger Vignoles piano
Britten Cello Suite No.1 24’
Prokofiev Five Poems of Anna Akhmatova 12’
Britten Cello Suite No.3 21’
Rachmaninov Six songs Op.38 15’
Britten’s solo cello works are dedicated to Rostropovich and encapsulate a world of fluctuating emotional states. The link to Russia is inescapable, particularly in the folk-tinged third suite.
These radiant and serene works are accompanied by lyrical, intimate songs by an older generation of Russian composers who travelled different paths, both leading eventually to official censure and exile.