Friday 19 February 2021 7:30PM

Alice Coote mezzo-soprano; Christian Blackshaw piano; Ralph Fiennes actor

Tchaikovsky & His Poets

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This concert was live-streamed as part of the Wigmore Hall Spring Series. The video is no longer online but other concerts are available to watch in full here: Wigmore Hall Concert Video Library

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  • Alice Coote mezzo-soprano
  • Christian Blackshaw piano
  • Ralph Fiennes actor

British mezzo-soprano Alice Coote presents an evening of songs by Tchaikovsky and his poets, interspersed with readings from actor Ralph Fiennes, including poetry by Alexander Pushkin and letters penned by the composer.

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
      • My genius, my angel, my friend
  • Lermontov (1814-1841)
      • I go outside to find the way
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
      • I bless you, forests Op. 47 No. 5
  • Pushkin (1799-1837)
      • The Poet
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
      • None but the lonely heart Op. 6 No. 6
  • Pushkin
      • The Poet and the Crowd
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
      • At the ball Op. 38 No. 3
      • Letter to Modest Tchaikovsky, 19 January 1877. Moscow
      • Does the day reign? Op. 47 No. 6
  • Pushkin
      • Night
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
      • Do not believe, my friend Op. 6 No. 1
  • Fet (1820-1892)
      • And I awoke
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
      • Death Op. 57 No. 5
      • Letter to Modest Tchaikovsky, 10 March 1879, Paris
      • Why? Op. 6 No. 5
      • Letter to N. Von Meck, 3 July 1877, Kamenka
      • To forget so soon
  • Pushkin
      • I have outlived desires
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
      • Ni slova, o drug moy (Not a word, O my friend) Op. 6 No. 2
      • Letter to A. Glazunov, 30 January 1890, Florence
      • The mild stars shone for us Op. 60 No. 12
  • Pushkin
      • The Prophet
        • (translated by Hughes)
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
      • The love of a dead man Op. 38 No. 5
  • Fet
      • Not a word will I utter
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
      • Again, as before, alone Op. 73 No. 6