2013 Queen's Hall Series


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Recorded live at the Edinburgh International Festival in 2013, Moscow-born pianist Nikolai Lugansky tackles a varied programme from Janacek's impressionist cycle, In the Mists to Rachmaninov's volcanic Etudes-Tableaux.

Janáçek: In the Mists, JW8/22

Schubert: Four Impromptus, D935

Rachmaninov: Etude-tableau in C major, Op.33 No. 2

Rachmaninov: Etude-tableau in D minor, Op.33 No. 5

Rachmaninov: Etude-tableau in B minor, Op.39 No. 4

Rachmaninov: Etude-tableau in E flat minor, Op.39 No. 5

Rachmaninov: Etude-tableau in A minor, Op.39 No. 6

Nikolai Lugansky - piano.

05Edinburgh International Festival20130816

German tenor Werner Güra and pianist Christoph Berner perform live at the Edinburgh International Festival. Love and longing, life and loss are explored in this song recital of works by Beethoven and Schubert.

Beethoven: An Die Ferne Geliebte Op 98

Beethoven: An die Hoffnung Op 32

Beethoven: Lied aus der Ferne WoO 137

Beethoven: Resignation WoO 149

Beethoven: Adelaide Op 46

Beethoven: Wonne der Wehmut Op 83

Beethoven: Der Kuss Op 128

11.40 Interval


Schubert: Heidenröslein D257

Schubert: Schlaflied D527

Schubert: Wiegenlied D867

Schubert: Im Frühling D882

Schubert: Geheimes D719

Schubert: Ganymed D544

Schubert: Auf der Bruck D853

Schubert: Der Fischer D225

Schubert: Daß sie hier gewesen! D775

Schubert: Bei dir allein D866

Schubert: Der Schiffer D536

Schubert: Willkommen und Abschied D767

Werner Güra, tenor

Christoph Berner, piano.

06Edinburgh International Festival20130819

German soprano Dorothea Röschmann joins Edinburgh-born pianist Malcolm Martineau to perform Schumann's passionate song cycle Liederkreis as well as later romantic settings by Wolf of Mörike poetry and the lush harmonies of Berg's Seven Early Songs.

Schumann: Liederkreis Op 39

11.30 Interval


Wolf: Gesang Weylas

Wolf: An eine Äolsharfe

Wolf: erstes Liebeslied eines Mädchens

Wolf: Denk es, o Seele

Wolf: Im Frühling

Wolf: Begegnung

Berg: Seven Early Songs

Dorothea Röschmann - soprano

Malcolm Martineau - piano.

07Edinburgh International Festival20130820

Live from the Edinburgh International Festival: Nachtmusique, a group drawn from Europe's most respected wind players, explore Mozart's glorious music for wind ensemble, including the virtuosic 'Gran Partita' Serenade.

Mozart: Horn Duos K487

Mozart: Divertimentos for three basset horns K439b

Mozart: Adagio for clarinet and three basset horns K580a

Mozart: Allegro assai for two clarinets and three basset horns K484b

Mozart: Adagio for two clarinets and three basset horns K411

Mozart: Overture 'The Magic Flute' (arr Heidenreich)

11.35 Interval


Mozart: Serenade in B flat "Gran Partita" K361.

08Edinburgh International Festival20130821

The great harpsichordist-conductor Christophe Rousset and his baroque ensemble Les Talens Lyriques, both specialists in the baroque music of France make their debut at the Festival with a performance of some of the great works by Couperin.

Couperin: Septième Ordre from Pièces de clavecin

11.30 Interval


Couperin: L'Apothéose de Corelli

Couperin: L'Apothéose de Lully

Christophe Rousset - harpsichord

Les Talens Lyriques.

09Edinburgh International Festival20130822

Violinist Midori returns to the Queen's Hall to perform some of the great solo Sonatas and Partitas by JS Bach including the mighty Chaconne, a pinnacle of violin virtuosity, contrasted with Schnittke's brief tribute to his hero Shostakovich.

JS Bach: Sonata No 1 in G minor

JS Bach: Sonata No 3 in C minor

11.45 Interval


Schnittke: Prelude in memoriam Dmitri Shostakovich

JS Bach: Partita No 2 in D minor

Midori - Violin.

10Edinburgh International Festival20130823

French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard, one of the world's great keyboard performers, contrasts a selection of Debussy's exquisite Préludes with the fireworks of Ligeti's Etudes in a live concert from the Edinburgh International Festival.

Debussy: Voiles

Ligeti: Galamb Borong

Debussy: La cathédrale engloutie

Ligeti: White on White

Debussy: La danse de Puck

Ligeti: Fanfares

Debussy: Général Lavine -- eccentric

Ligeti: Fém

Debussy Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l'air du soir

Ligeti: Arc-en-ciel

Debussy: Ce qu'a vu le vent d'ouest

Ligeti: Automne à Varsovie

11.50 Interval


Debussy: Des pas sur la neige

Ligeti: Cordes à vide

Debussy: Les fées sont d'exquises danseuses

Ligeti: En suspens

Debussy: Brouillards

Ligeti: Entrelacs

Debussy: Le vent dans la plaine

Ligeti: Touches bloquées

Debussy: Feux d'artifice

Ligeti: Der Zauberlehrling

Debussy: Les tierces alternées

Ligeti: L'escalier du diable

Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano.

11Edinburgh International Festival20130826

French musician Thomas Bloch makes his festival debut on glass harmonica with The Hebrides Ensemble. Today's live concert, presented by Jamie MacDougall, includes ground-breaking work from Mozart and Crumb.

Mozart: Oboe Quartet in F, K370

Mozart: Fantasia for Mechanical Organ in F minor, K594

Mozart: Adagio for Glass Harmonica in C, K356

Crumb: 4 Nocturnes

11.40 Interval


Mozart: Adagio for Glass Harmonica in C minor, K617

Crumb: Vox Balaenae

Thomas Bloch, glass harmonica

The Hebrides Ensemble.

12Edinburgh International Festival20130827

The Arditti Quartet returns to the Edinburgh Festival performing Janá?ek, alongside works by Xenakis and Nancarrow inspired by mathematics and jazz.

Presented by Jamie MacDougall

Janá?ek: String Quartet No 1

Xenakis: Ikhoor

Xenakis: Tetras

11.50 Interval


Nancarrow: String Quartet No.1

Nancarrow: String Quartet No.3

Nancarrow: Study No.31

Nancarrow: Study No.33

The Arditti Quartet.

13Edinburgh International Festival20130828

Live from the Edinburgh International Festival, the Zukerman Chamber Players, led by acclaimed violinist and founder Pinchas Zukerman, perform a beautiful programme of Beethoven, Kodály and Mendelssohn.

Presented by Jamie MacDougall

Beethoven: Piano Trio in B flat

Kodály: Duo for Violin and Cello

11.50 Interval


Mendelssohn: Piano Trio in D minor Op.49

Pinchas Zukerman, violin

Amanda Forsyth, cello

Angela Cheng, piano.

14Edinburgh International Festival20130829

Countertenor Andreas Scholl returns to the Edinburgh Festival with pianist Tamar Halperin to perform folk-song settings by Brahms and lieder exploring anguish, sentiment and loneliness.

Presented by Jamie MacDougall

Haydn: Despair in E Hob.XXVIa

Haydn: The Wanderer in G Hob.XXVIa

Haydn: Recollection in F Hob.XXVIa

Schubert: Waltz in B D145

Schubert: Im Haine D738

Schubert: Abendstern D806

Schubert: An Mignon D161

Schubert: Du bist die Ruh D776

Brahms: Intermezzo in A Opus118

Mozart: Das Veilchen K476

Brahms: Mein Mädel hat einen Rosenmund

11.40 Interval


Brahms: Guten Abend

Brahms: All' mein Gedanken

Brahms: Da unten im Tale

Schubert: Der Jüngling auf dem Hügel D702

Mozart: Rondo in F K494

Schubert: Der Tod und das Mädchen D531

Brahms: Es ging ein Maidlein zarte

Brahms: In stiller Nacht

Mozart: Abendempfindung K523

Andreas Scholl - Countertenor

Tamar Halperin - Piano.

15Edinburgh International Festival20130830

Soprano Véronique Gens in a programme of French Romantic songs by Fauré, Duparc, Debussy, Chausson and Hahn, making her debut at the Edinburgh International Festival. She'll be accompanied by Susan Manoff at the piano.

Presented by Jamie MacDougall

Fauré: Le papillon et la fleur Op 1 No 1

Fauré: Au bord de l'eau Op 8 No 1

Fauré: Après un rêve Op 7 No 1

Fauré: Les Berceaux in Op 23 No 1

Fauré: Lydia Op 4 No 2

Fauré: Mandoline Op 58 No 1

Duparc: L'invitation au voyage

Duparc: Romance de Mignon

Duparc: Chanson triste

Debussy: Fleurs des blés

Debussy: Nuit d'étoiles

11.35 Interval


Chausson: Les papillons Op 2 No 3

Chausson: Le colibri Op 2 No 7

Chausson: Le temps des lilas Op 19 No 3b

Chausson: La chanson bien douce Op 34 No 1

Hahn: Quand je fus pris au Pavilion

Hahn: Trois jours de vendange

Hahn: Lydé

Hahn: Tyndaris

Hahn: Pholoé

Hahn: A Chloris

Hahn: Le printemps

Véronique Gens, soprano

Susan Manoff, piano.