Melbourne Recital Centre Local Heroes
Merlyn Quaife, soprano
Christina Wilson, mezzo-soprano
Andrew Goodwin, tenor
Andrea Katz, piano
Nursery rhymes and lullabies are insightful windows into the parent-child relationship. Love and death, desires and fears are reflected in the lyrics, some of them allegoric, some outright confronting. Songs and duets by Tchaikovsky, Glinka, Mussorgsky and Kabalevsky frame the centerpiece of this program, Shostakovich’s most touching, unusual and melancholy song cycle From Jewish Folk Poetry, Op.79.
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