Monday 4 January 2021 1:00PM

Ema Nikolovska mezzo-soprano; Malcolm Martineau piano

Ana Sokolovic, Boulanger, Britten and more


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


  • Ema Nikolovska mezzo-soprano
  • Malcolm Martineau piano

Macedonian-Canadian mezzo-soprano Ema Nikolovska, a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, kickstarts the spring season with pianist Malcolm Martineau in a lunchtime programme which begins with songs by Schubert, before venturing into music from 20th-century Czech composers Vítězslava Kaprálová and Antonín Dvořák. The programme includes two songs from Britten’s Op. 41 cycle before ending with Slonimsky’s Five Advertising Songs which demonstrate his trademark humour and wit.

  • Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
      • Mein Gruss an den Mai D305
      • Im Haine D738
      • Die Vögel D691
      • Der Knabe D692
      • Im Frühling D882
  • Vítězslava Kaprálová (1915-1940)
      • Sung into the Distance
        • Spring
        • Under one's breathe
      • Letter
  • Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)
      • In Folk Tone Op. 73
  • Ana Sokolovic (b.1968)
      • Love Songs
        • Plava zvezda
  • Nadia Boulanger (1887-1979)
      • Cantique
  • Ana Sokolovic
      • Love Songs
        • O Mistress Mine
  • Nadia Boulanger
      • Chanson (Les lilas sont en folie)
  • Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
      • A Charm of Lullabies Op. 41
        • A Cradle Song
        • Sephestia's Lullaby
  • Slonimsky (1894-1995)
      • Five Advertising Songs

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