2014 Queen's Hall Series

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01Edinburgh International Festival20140811

01Edinburgh International Festival20140811

The first of fifteen broadcasts from the Edinburgh International Festival. The series, this week touches on the Festival's theme of music through adversity and includes appearances by Ian Bostridge singing the heartfelt responses to conflict by both Kurt Weill and Benjamin Britten. Cellist Alban Gerhardt and Scotland's Steven Osborne join forces for more Britten on Wednesday, while on Thursday the Berlin-based Artemis Quartet bring Schubert's masterpiece 'Death and the Maiden' alongside Bartok and Mozart. On Friday, the Edinburgh-based Hebrides Ensemble offer a new take and particularly Scottish version of The Soldier's Tale with the help of narrator Graham F Valentine.

Today Nicola Benedetti and friends perform two masterworks of chamber music; Brahms' G minor Piano Quartet and Shostakovich Piano Quintet live from the Queen's Hall in Edinburgh.

Brahms: Piano Quartet in G minor Op. 25

Interval at 11.50am approx.

The Sixteen perform music composed by the Italian maestri at the Polish Court of the 16th and early 17th centuries;

Pacelli: Veni Sponsa Christi

Anerio: Salve Regina

Pacelli: Dum esset rex

Bertolusi: Regina Caeli

Shostakovich: Piano Quintet

Nicola Benedetti, violin

Anna-Liisa Bezrodny, violin

Benjamin Gilmore, viola

Leonard Elschenbroich, cello

Alexei Grynyuk, piano.

01Edinburgh International Festival20140811

The first of fifteen broadcasts from the Edinburgh International Festival. The series, this week touches on the Festival's theme of music through adversity and includes appearances by Ian Bostridge singing the heartfelt responses to conflict by both Kurt Weill and Benjamin Britten. Cellist Alban Gerhardt and Scotland's Steven Osborne join forces for more Britten on Wednesday, while on Thursday the Berlin-based Artemis Quartet bring Schubert's masterpiece 'Death and the Maiden' alongside Bartok and Mozart. On Friday, the Edinburgh-based Hebrides Ensemble offer a new take and particularly Scottish version of The Soldier's Tale with the help of narrator Graham F Valentine.

Today Nicola Benedetti and friends perform two masterworks of chamber music; Brahms' G minor Piano Quartet and Shostakovich Piano Quintet live from the Queen's Hall in Edinburgh.

Brahms: Piano Quartet in G minor Op. 25

Interval at 11.50am approx.

The Sixteen perform music composed by the Italian maestri at the Polish Court of the 16th and early 17th centuries;

Pacelli: Veni Sponsa Christi

Anerio: Salve Regina

Pacelli: Dum esset rex

Bertolusi: Regina Caeli

Shostakovich: Piano Quintet

Nicola Benedetti, violin

Anna-Liisa Bezrodny, violin

Benjamin Gilmore, viola

Leonard Elschenbroich, cello

Alexei Grynyuk, piano.

02Edinburgh International Festival20140812

02Edinburgh International Festival20140812

Tenor Ian Bostridge and pianist Julius Drake perform a programme of poignant songs of love and loss by Mahler with the moving pacifist response to conflict by Weill and Britten.

Mahler: Frühlingsmorgen

Mahler: Erinnerung

Mahler: Das irdische Leben

Mahler: Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen

Mahler: Revelge

Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen

Interval at 11.55am approx.

Jordi Savall and his Hesperion XXI perform instrumental and vocal pieces from Syria, Lebanon and Israel.

Weill: Beat! Beat! Drums!

Weill: Oh Captain! My Captain!

Weill: Come up from the Fields, Father

Weill: Dirge for Two Veterans

Britten: Nightmare Opus84

Britten: Slaughter Opus84

Britten: Who are these children?, Op 84

Ian Bostridge, tenor

Julius Drake, piano.

02Edinburgh International Festival20140812

Tenor Ian Bostridge and pianist Julius Drake perform a programme of poignant songs of love and loss by Mahler with the moving pacifist response to conflict by Weill and Britten.

Mahler: Frühlingsmorgen

Mahler: Erinnerung

Mahler: Das irdische Leben

Mahler: Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen

Mahler: Revelge

Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen

Interval at 11.55am approx.

Jordi Savall and his Hesperion XXI perform instrumental and vocal pieces from Syria, Lebanon and Israel.

Weill: Beat! Beat! Drums!

Weill: Oh Captain! My Captain!

Weill: Come up from the Fields, Father

Weill: Dirge for Two Veterans

Britten: Nightmare Opus84

Britten: Slaughter Opus84

Britten: Who are these children?, Op 84

Ian Bostridge, tenor

Julius Drake, piano.

03Edinburgh International Festival20140813

German cellist Alban Gerhardt and Scottish pianist Steven Osborne come together for a mixed programme of both solo and duo works by Britten, Tippett and Beethoven live from the Queen's Hall in Edinburgh.

Britten: Suite No 1 for Cello

Tippett: Piano Sonata No 4

Interval at 12.00noon approx.

Tippett: 5 Negro Spirituals from A Child of Our Time

Beethoven: Cello Sonata no. 4

Britten: Cello Sonata

Alban Gerhardt, cello

Steven Osborne, piano.

04Edinburgh International Festival20140814

The Berlin-based Artemis Quartet perform Schubert's gloriously lyrical 'Death and the Maiden' Quartet, Mozart's vivacious G major quartet inspired by Haydn's creativity and the pithy third quartet by Bartok.

Mozart: String Quartet in G K387

Bartok: String Quartet No 3

Interval at 12.00noon approx

I, Culture Orchestra

Lyatoshynsky: Symphonic Ballade

Schubert: String Quartet in D minor 'Death and the Maiden'

Artemis Quartet.

05Edinburgh International Festival20140815

The Hebrides Ensemble join forces with actor Graham F. Valentine to perform Stravinsky's witty masterpiece The Soldier's Tale alongside Schoenberg's deeply romantic Verklarte Nacht.

Schoenberg: Verklarte Nacht (arr. Steuermann)

Interval at 11.35am approx.

Ute Lemper sings songs from Kurt Weill's Der Sibersee, Threepenny Opera and The Rise and Fall of Mahagonny

Stravinsky: The Soldier's Tale

The Hebrides Ensemble

Graham F. Valentine, Narrator.

06Edinburgh International Festival20140818

Live from the Edinburgh International Festival, German born soprano Anna Prohaska is joined by noted pianist Eric Schneider in a recital of Ives, Mahler, Weill and Eisler tracing the visions and reality of war.

Traditional: Dunkle Wolken

Beethoven: Die Trommel gerühret

Eisler: Kriegslied eines Kindes

Wolf: Der Tambour

Wolf: Der Soldat II

Rachmaninov: The Soldier's Wife

Traill: My Luve's in Germanie

Ives: In Flanders Fields

Ives: 1, 2, 3

Ives: Tom Sails Away

Quilter: Fear no more the heat o' the sun

Eisler: Panzerschlacht

Eisler: Die letzte Elegie

Eisler: Die Heimkehr

Cavendish: Wandering in this place

Schubert: Kriegers Ahnung D957

Schubert: Ellens erster Gesang D837

Rihm: Der Untergang

11.50 (during the interval)

Zemlinsky: Six Maeterlinck Songs

12:10

Liszt: Jeanne d'Arc au bûcher

Schumann: Die beiden Grenadiere Opus 49

Poulenc: Le retour du sergent

Schumann: Der Soldat

Mahler: Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen

Weill: Beat! Beat! Drums!

Weill: Dirge for Two Veterans

Anna Prohaska, soprano

Eric Schneider, piano.

07Edinburgh International Festival20140819

Live from the Queen's Hall in Edinburgh Pianist Michael Houstoun performs music by fellow New Zealander Douglas Lilburn, lyrical masterpieces by Vaughan Williams and Rachmaninov, as well as Ravel's Tombeau de Couperin, written in memory of friends who died during the First World War.

Vaughan Williams: Suite for solo piano

Ravel: Tombeau de Couperin

11.40 (during the interval)

Renaissance choral music by Josquin Desprez, Jean Mouton and Orlande de Lassus

12:00

Lilburn: Chaconne

Rachmaninov: Sonata no.2 (original version)

Michael Houstoun, piano.

08Edinburgh International Festival20140820

Images of pastoral England and Germany real and imagined are evoked in this live Edinburgh Queen's Hall recital by renowned British baritone Simon Keenlyside and celebrated pianist Malcolm Martineau.

Ireland: Sea Fever

Somervell: Into my heart an air that kills

Vaughan Williams: Youth and Love

Eisler: Spruch 1939

Somervell: There pass the careless people

Butterworth: When I was One and Twenty

Gurney: In Flanders

Butterworth: Think no more, Lad

Butterworth: The Lads in their hundreds

Butterworth: On the Idle Hill of Summer

Ireland: Vagabond

Trad: The three ravens

Eisler: Despite these miseries

Eisler: The only thing that consoles us

Finzi: Fear no more the heat o' the sun

Vaughan Williams: The Vagabond

11:40 (during the interval)

Wagner: Siegfried Idyll

12:00

Schumann: Ballade des Harfners

Wolf: Fussreise

Wolf: Denk es, o Seele

Wolf: Blumengruss

Wolf: Lied vom Winde

Wolf: Schlafendes Jesuskind

Wolf: Wie sollt ich heiter bleiben

Wolf: Christblume II

Wolf: Nimmersatte Lieve

Wolf: Lied eines Verliebten

Wolf: Storchenbotschaft

Simon Keenlyside - baritone

Malcolm Martineau - pianist.

09Edinburgh International Festival20140821

Live from the Queen's Hall in Edinburgh, French violinist Renaud Capuçon is joined by Hanna Weinmeister (viola), Edgar Moreau (cello) and Jérôme Ducros (piano) to play early teenage works by Korngold, Mahler and Webern.

Korngold: Violin Sonata

Mahler: Piano Quartet Movement

11:50 (during the interval)

Haydn: String Quartet in D major No 2, Op. 71

12:10

Webern: Two Pieces for Cello and Piano

Korngold: Suite for Piano Left Hand, Two Violins and Cello

Renaud Capuçon - violin

Hanna Weinmeister - violin/viola

Edgar Moreau - cello

Jérôme Ducros - piano.

10Edinburgh International Festival20140822

10Edinburgh International Festival20140822

The internationally renowned Takács Quartet return to the Edinburgh Festival with personal works by Janacek and Smetana alongside the second of Beethoven's Razumovsky quartets.

Janácek: String Quartet No 2 'Intimate Letters'

Smetana: String Quartet No 1 'From my Life'

12:00 (during the interval)

Dvorak: Legends

12:20

Beethoven: String Quartet in E minor No. 2 Op. 59

Takács Quartet.

11Edinburgh International Festival20140825

Swedish soprano Anne Sofie von Otter, violinist Daniel hope, pianist Bengt Forsberg and Bebe Risenfors on accordion, double bass and guitar perform songs and instrumental music composed or performed in Terezin concentration camp north of Prague.

Live from the Queen's Hall

Weber: Ich wandre durch Theresienstadt

Svenk: Vsechno jde!

Weber: Und der Regen rinnt

Kálmán: Terezin - Lied from Gräfin Maritza

Dauber: Serenade for Violin and Piano

Ullmann: Beryozkele from Three Yiddish Songs

Schulhoff: Sonata for Violin and PIano No.2 (mvts 1 and 2)

Schulhoff: Sangen Geigen überm See from Drei Stimmungsbilder

Schulhoff: Weisst du...from Drei Stimmungsbilder

Interval at 11.45am approx

Andras Schiff performs

Beethoven Piano Sonata op 101

Haas: Suite for piano: Mvt 2 Con molta espressione

Haas: Seven Songs in Folk Style (Nos.2, 3, 5, 6 & 7)

Berman: From 1938 - 1945 Reminiscences 'Suite for Piano' (Nos. 2, 5, 6 & 7)

Schulhoff: Sonata for solo violin (mvts 1 & 2)

Bach: Sonata No 4 for Violin and Keyboard (Mvt 1 - Siciliano) BWV1017

Taube: Ein jüdisches Kind

Weber: Wiegala

Anne Sofie von Otter - soprano

Daniel Hope - violin

Bengt Forsberg - piano

Bebe Risenfors - accordion, double bass and guitar.

12Edinburgh International Festival20140826

The Scottish Ensemble bring together fourteen of the foremost string players in the country and here join forces with some exceptional young string players from across the Commonwealth to perform a rich mixture of music from England, Australia and New Zealand. Works include two dazzling masterpieces for double orchestra by Vaughan Williams and Tippett and a world premiere from New Zealander Gareth Farr featuring mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly.

Elgar: Introduction and Allegro for Strings Op.47

Peter Sculthorpe: Sonata for Strings No.3

Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis

Interval at 11.50am approx

Kiri Te Kanawa sings

Mozart: Dove sono from The Marriage of Figaro

Mozart: Laudate Dominum

Canteloube: Bailero from Chants d'Auvergne

Gareth Farr: Relict Furies for mezzo-soprano and double string orchestra

Tippett: Concerto for Double String Orchestra

Scottish Ensemble

Commonwealth Strings

Sarah Connolly, mezzo-soprano.

13Edinburgh International Festival20140827

French Baritone Stéphane Degout and British pianist Simon Lepper perform Gallic song and miniature opera in a recital of gothic fantasy and French dreams, live from the Queen's Hall in Edinburgh.

Schubert: Der Zwerg D771

Loewe: Edward 1

Schumann: Belsatzar Op 57

Lizst: Die drei Zigeuner

Weill: Die Ballade vom ertrunkenen Mädchen

Wolf: Der Feuerreiter

Interval estimated 11:35

Debussy Images

11:55

Faure: Automne in B minor Op 18 No 3

Faure: L'Horizon Chimérique Op 118

Liszt: Three Petrarch Sonnets

Stéphane Degout - Baritone

Simon Lepper - Piano.

14Edinburgh International Festival20140828

The Prague-based Pavel Haas Quartet perform the second of Brahms 3 string quartets, alongside Erwin Schulhoff's lively folk-influenced Quartet No. 1 and a later chamber work by Shostakovich.

Schulhoff: String Quartet No 1

Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 10

Interval estimated 11:45

c 12:05

Brahms: String Quartet in A minor No 2 Op. 51

Pavel Haas Quartet.

15 LASTEdinburgh International Festival20140829

Live from the Edinburgh Festival, violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann and pianist Christian Zacharias celebrate the rich lyricism of Beethoven's early sonatas from Opus 12 and the spirited Spring sonata.

Beethoven: Violin Sonata No 1 in D, Op 12

Beethoven: Violin Sonata No 3 in E flat, Op 12

Interval estimated 11:40

12:00

Beethoven: Violin Sonata No 2 in A, Op 12

Beethoven: Violin Sonata No 5 in F, Op 24 'Spring'

Frank Peter Zimmermann - violin

Christian Zacharias - piano.