Please note: This concert is in the past and has already taken place.


Pushkin House
5a Bloomsbury Square


Anton ArenskyI did not Tell you, Op.6 no.4
Anton ArenskyFive Songs, Op.70
Anton ArenskyIn the Gardens of Italy, Op.64
Anton ArenskySoftly the spirit flew up to heaven, Op.64
Anton ArenskyThe Garden is all in Bloom, Op.60 no.4
Anton ArenskyThe Day has Died, Op.49 no.1
Anton ArenskyAll is Quiet in the Bewitching Night, Op.45 no.1
Anton ArenskyThe Lily of the Valley, Op.38 no.2
Anton ArenskyLast Night, Op.29 no.2
Anton ArenskyThe Dream, Op.17 no.3
Pyotr TchaikovskyThe Passion has Passed, Op.46 no.5
Pyotr TchaikovskyThe Legend, Op.54 no.5


Thomas Ang – piano
Holly Brown – Soprano
Ariana Kashefi – cello
Laura Peresivana – Soprano
Alina Sorokina – piano
Brenton Spiteri – Tenor

Guildhall School of Music (Musicians)

Programme Note

This concert presents a unique opportunity to explore the vocal output of Russian composer Anton Arensky (1861-1906), whose talent was placed incredibly high by Tchaikovsky. Students and graduates of the Guildhall School of music and Drama combine forces with pianists Alina Sorokina and Thomas Ang to present a varied and innovative programme shedding light on the music of this rarely-heard composer. The programme includes Tchaikovsky’s Legend, Op. 54 no. 5, which Arensky used as a theme for his famous Variations, Op. 35a.

This concert is kindly supported by the Nicholas John Trust.

Anton Arensky (1861-1906)

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