|Leokadiya Kashperova||Cello Sonata No. 1 (UK premiere)|
|Sergei Rachmaninov||Two Pieces, Op. 2|
|Alexander Glazunov||Spanish Serenade|
|Pyotr Tchaikovsky||Valse sentimentale, Op. 51, No. 6|
|Igor Stravinsky||Suite italienne|
Leokadiya Kashperova was an acclaimed pianist and composer whose career and reputation were swallowed up by the 1917 Revolution. In this special programme, Romanian cellist and BBC New Generation Artist Andrei Ioniţă gives the UK premiere of her glorious First Cello Sonata, and restores her music to its context, balanced between Russian Romanticism and Stravinsky’s neo-classical world.
‘One of the most exciting cellists to have emerged in a decade.’ The Times