- for voice and piano
- 12' 00"
- Hamlet; Intoxication; The Wind; Winter Night
In 1977 John Ritchie set four poems from the English translation of Doctor Zhivago by Max Hayward and Manya Harari, and the songs were first performed in Durham in 1978. The extensive use of both ends of the vocal range fulfils the breadth demanded by the poem’s Russian originas, yet without recourse to cluttered or overly thick textures.
|11 May 1990||
Performed by Margaret Lion (piano) and Marion Olsen (mezzo soprano) at St John’s Smith Square in London
|25 May 2008||
Winter Night from Four Zhivago Songs was performed by the Whangarei Choral Society, conducted by Virginia Hill
Winter Night from Four Zhivago Songs was performed