Belfast Music Society International Festival Of Chamber Music 2016

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01Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20160301

Pianist Janina Fialkowska and the Dante Quartet perform at the 2016 Belfast Music Society International Festival of Chamber Music in a programme that begins with Chopin's Polonaise Fantaisie in A flat, Op. 61, published in 1846 and dedicated to his pupil Anne Veyret, and ends with his Waltz in A flat major, Op. 42, and Scherzo No. 4 in E Major Op. 54. In between, the Dante Quartet perform Beethoven's String Quartet in G major, Op 18 No 2.

Chopin: Polonaise Fantaisie in A flat, Op. 61

Janina Fialkowska (Piano)

Beethoven: String Quartet in G Major, Op 18 No 2

Dante Quartet

Chopin: Waltz in A flat major, Op. 42; Scherzo No. 4 in E Major Op. 54

Janina Fialkowska (piano).

01Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20160301

01Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20160301

Pianist Janina Fialkowska and the Dante Quartet perform at the 2016 Belfast Music Society International Festival of Chamber Music in a programme that begins with Chopin's Polonaise Fantaisie in A flat, Op. 61, published in 1846 and dedicated to his pupil Anne Veyret, and ends with his Waltz in A flat major, Op. 42, and Scherzo No. 4 in E Major Op. 54. In between, the Dante Quartet perform Beethoven's String Quartet in G major, Op 18 No 2.

Chopin: Polonaise Fantaisie in A flat, Op. 61

Janina Fialkowska (Piano)

Beethoven: String Quartet in G Major, Op 18 No 2

Dante Quartet

Chopin: Waltz in A flat major, Op. 42; Scherzo No. 4 in E Major Op. 54

Janina Fialkowska (piano).

01Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20160301

02Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20160302

Pianist Janina Fialkowska, tenor Robin Tritschler, and the Dante Quartet perform at this year's Belfast Music Society International Festival of Chamber Music in a programme including Chopin's 3 Mazurkas Op.50 published in 1842, Robin Tritschler and pianist Christopher Glyn perform songs by Dutch-born Amercian composer and pianist Richard Hageman and rounding off the programme Mendelssohn's String Quartet No 6 in F minor, Op 80 performed by the Dante Quartet. One of the last works the composer wrote before he died in 1847, the piece was written as a "Requiem for Fanny", his sister who had died earlier that year.

Chopin: 3 Mazurkas Op.50

Janina Fialkowska (piano)

Richard Hageman: Songs

Praise

At the Well

Do Not Go My Love

Into the Silent Land

Miranda

Robin Tritschler (tenor)

Christopher Glynn (piano)

Mendelssohn: String Quartet No 6 in F minor, Op 80

Dante Quartet.

02Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20160302

Pianist Janina Fialkowska, tenor Robin Tritschler, and the Dante Quartet perform at this year's Belfast Music Society International Festival of Chamber Music in a programme including Chopin's 3 Mazurkas Op.50 published in 1842, Robin Tritschler and pianist Christopher Glyn perform songs by Dutch-born Amercian composer and pianist Richard Hageman and rounding off the programme Mendelssohn's String Quartet No 6 in F minor, Op 80 performed by the Dante Quartet. One of the last works the composer wrote before he died in 1847, the piece was written as a "Requiem for Fanny", his sister who had died earlier that year.

Chopin: 3 Mazurkas Op.50

Janina Fialkowska (piano)

Richard Hageman: Songs

Praise

At the Well

Do Not Go My Love

Into the Silent Land

Miranda

Robin Tritschler (tenor)

Christopher Glynn (piano)

Mendelssohn: String Quartet No 6 in F minor, Op 80

Dante Quartet.

03Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20160303

Pianist Janina Fialkowska, tenor Robin Tritschler and the Dante Quartet perform at the 2016 Belfast Music Society International Festival of Chamber Music in a programme of Chopin and a world premiere commission from the festival. Janina Fialkowska performs Chopin's Impromptu in G flat Op.51 No.3, the Nocturne in B major, Op.9 No.3 and Waltz in B minor Op. 69 No. 2, and, to complete her programme, his Scherzo No. 1 in B minor Op. 20 - a work dedicated to Thomas Albrecht (then secretary to the Saxon Embassy in Paris) who convinced Chopin to stay in Vienna to further his career - and the Ballade No.4 in F minor Op. 52, dedicated to Baroness Rothschild. Both the Scherzo and the 4th Ballad are considered to be among the composer's most difficult works.

Also in the programme is the world premiere of a new commission from the BMS festival, written by Northern Irish composer Philip Hammond. Lament for an Irish Rebel is based on texts spanning three centuries and was conposed specially for tenor Robin Tritschler.

Chopin: Impromptu in G flat Op.51 No.3; Nocturne in B major, Op.9 No.3; Waltz in B minor Op. 69 No. 2

Janina Fialkowska (piano)

Philip Hammond: Lament for an Irish Rebel (world premiere)

Robin Tritschler (tenor)

Christopher Glynn (piano)

Chopin: Scherzo No. 1 in B minor Op. 20; Ballade No.4 in F minor Op. 52

03Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20160303

Pianist Janina Fialkowska, tenor Robin Tritschler and the Dante Quartet perform at the 2016 Belfast Music Society International Festival of Chamber Music in a programme of Chopin and a world premiere commission from the festival. Janina Fialkowska performs Chopin's Impromptu in G flat Op.51 No.3, the Nocturne in B major, Op.9 No.3 and Waltz in B minor Op. 69 No. 2, and, to complete her programme, his Scherzo No. 1 in B minor Op. 20 - a work dedicated to Thomas Albrecht (then secretary to the Saxon Embassy in Paris) who convinced Chopin to stay in Vienna to further his career - and the Ballade No.4 in F minor Op. 52, dedicated to Baroness Rothschild. Both the Scherzo and the 4th Ballad are considered to be among the composer's most difficult works.

Also in the programme is the world premiere of a new commission from the BMS festival, written by Northern Irish composer Philip Hammond. Lament for an Irish Rebel is based on texts spanning three centuries and was conposed specially for tenor Robin Tritschler.

Chopin: Impromptu in G flat Op.51 No.3; Nocturne in B major, Op.9 No.3; Waltz in B minor Op. 69 No. 2

Janina Fialkowska (piano)

Philip Hammond: Lament for an Irish Rebel (world premiere)

Robin Tritschler (tenor)

Christopher Glynn (piano)

Chopin: Scherzo No. 1 in B minor Op. 20; Ballade No.4 in F minor Op. 52

04Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20160304
04Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20160304

In the final programme of music from this week's series of concerts from the 2016 Belfast Music Society International Festival of Chamber Music, pianist Janina Fialkowska begins with two Preludes by Chopin, the E flat and D flat from Op. 28. Following this, a seletcion of Schubert songs performed by tenor Robin Tritschler accompanied by pianist Christopher Glynn. And to complete today's recital, the Dante Quartet are joined by pianist Daniel Tong to perform Shostakovich's Piano Quintet in G minor, Op 57.

Originally written for the Beethoven Quartet, and completed in September 1940, the work is one the composer's most famous chamber pieces, and on its premiere in November 1940, Shostakovich himself actually performed at the piano with the quartet. The work is in five movements, beginning with a slow Prelude followed by a Fugue, then a Scherzo before a slower Intermezzo and finishing with an Allegretto finale.

Chopin: Prelude E flat minor Op.28 No 14; Prelude in D flat major Op.28 No 15

Janina Fialkowska (piano)

Schubert: Selection of Songs

Robin Tritschler (tenor)

Christopher Glynn (piano)

Shostakovich: Piano Quintet in G minor, Op 57

Dante Quartet

Daniel Tong (piano).