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Social DistanSong Day Three: Dorottya Láng & Julius Drake

30 March 2020, 12:00 - 23:55

It's day three of Social DistanSong. Today we would have welcomed the wonderful Hungarian mezzo-soprano Dorottya Láng, with pianist Julius Drake. From Hertfordshire and Budapest, they have a video chat on Zoom with Sholto Kynoch, covering aspects of the programme they would have performed tonight, Fauré's metronome markings, and Julius's tarte tatin... Dorottya and Julius have also done a remote recording of 'Songs my mother taught me' from Dvořák's Gypsy Songs and we've included two links to recent live recordings from Vienna. You can also find and listen to Dorottya's Spotify Playlist of her favourite recordings of her full programme.

Remember that you can find texts and translations of all the songs that were due to be performed today in the 'Explore' section on the main menu above, or by going to the original event listing and clicking on the Programme tab.

Dorottya and Julius remotely recorded Dvořák's 'Songs my mother taught me':

Dorottya and Julius had a chat with Sholto Kynoch:

Listen to Dorottya and Julius perform Schubert's 'Auf dem Strom', live in Vienna, with cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan:

Listen to Dorottya and Julius perform Brahms's 'Unbewegte laue Luft', live in Vienna:

Click here for Dorottya Láng's Social DistanSong Playlist on Spotify*.

*You will need to be a Spotify user to listen to this.

Artist Portrait

Dorottya Láng

Dorottya Láng


The “excellent” (Kurier) young Hungarian mezzo-soprano Dorottya Láng has earned international acclaim for her “ravishing” (Musik Heute) and “impeccable” talent. John Allison writes in The Telegraph that “she quickly showed herself to be a singer of great musical poise. …with rich and even tone rising to a pure top.” Born in Budapest in 1986, Ms Láng studied at the Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Wien (Vienna’s University of Music and the... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Julius Drake

Julius Drake


Julius Drake, described by The New Yorker magazine as the ‘collaborative pianist nonpareil’ lives in London and enjoys an international reputation as one of the finest instrumentalists in his field, collaborating with many of the world’s leading artists, both in recital and on disc. He appears regularly at all the major music centres and festivals: the Aldeburgh, Edinburgh, Munich, Schubertiade, and Salzburg Music Festivals; Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Centre New York; The Kennedy Center, Washington; The Royal Conc... Read Full Biography

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