Russian melancholy

Wonderful to be back in the groove of deeply melancholic Russian song! Last autumn's U3A Russian Music study day at the Wigmore Hall was so oversubscribed that a spring repeat date was fixed, so this gave the programme with mezzo Carris Jones another airing. Fantastic rich music by Tchaikovsky, Borodin, Rimsky-Korsakov, Shostakovich and Medtner.