Cheltenham Music Festival 2012

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01Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20120731

Pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet performs the first of a three part recital, "The Essential Debussy" in front of a capacity audience in the Regency splendour of the Pittville Pump Room, at this year's Cheltenham Music Festival.

Debussy

Ballade

Images (book 1): Reflets dans l'eau; Hommage a Rameau; Mouvement

Preludes (book 1): La fille aux cheveux de lin; La cathedrale engloutie; Ce qu'a vu le vent d'Ouest

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano)

Vaughan Williams

The Vagabond

Roger Quilter

Over the Mountains; Where go the boats?

Purcell arr. Britten

I'll sail upon the dog-star

Ireland

Sea Fever

Armstrong-Gibbs

Toll the bell (Four Songs for a Mad Sea Captain)

Benedict Nelson (baritone)

Joseph Middleton (piano).

Pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet gives a recital of music by Debussy.

02Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20120801

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet performs music by Debussy. Plus songs exploring exotic themes.

02Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20120801

Further coverage from this year's Cheltenham Music Festival. Recorded at the Pittville Pump Room, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet continues his exploration of Debussy's piano music, plus highlights from a song recital exploring exotic themes.

Debussy

Nocturne

Etudes (books 1 and 2): Pour les cinq doigts d'apres Monsieur Czerny; Pour les tierces; Pour les sonorites opposees; Pour les arpeges composes; Pour les octaves

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano)

Delius

Indian Love Song

Jennifer Johnston (mezzo soprano)

Joseph Middleton (piano)

Holst

Vedic Songs: Ushas (Dawn); Varuna1 (Sky); Maruts (Storm clouds); Indra (God of storm and battle); Varuna 2 (The waters); Songs of the frogs; Vac (speech); Creation; Faith

Jennifer Johnston (mezzo soprano)

Joseph Middleton (piano).

03Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20120802

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano) performs Debussy's Preludes (Book 2).

03Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20120802

In the final part of Jean-Efflam Bavouzet's "Essential Debussy" concert, the pianist performs Preludes from Book 2, recorded in the Pittville Pump Room as part of this year's Cheltenham Music Festival.

Debussy

Etudes (book 2): Brouillards; Feuilles mortes; La puerta del vino; Bruyeres; General Lavine - eccentric; La terrasse des audiences du clair de lune; Hommage a S Pickwick Esq. P.P.M.P.C; Canope; Les tierces alternees; Feux d'artifice

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano)

Howells

Lost Love

Lennox Berkeley

Five Chinese Songs: People hide their love; The Autumn wind; Dearming of a dead lady; Late Spring; The riverside village

Ruby Hughes (soprano)

Joseph Middleton (piano)

Producer Johannah Smith.

04Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20120803

Pianist Benjamin Grosvenor joins the Escher Quartet to perform Brahms's Piano Quintet plus further highlights from a song recital exploring themes from the Far East, given by artists including soprano Ruby Hughes and baritone Benedict Nelson, as part of this year's Cheltenham Music Festival.

Brahms

Piano Quintet in F minor, Op 34

Benjamin Grosvenor (piano)

The Escher Quartet

Trad. Irish arr. Britten

Sail on, Sail on

Stanford

Homeward Bound (Songs of the Sea)

Keel

Port of Many Ships

Warlock

My Own Country

Benedict Nelson (baritone)

Joseph Middleton (piano)

Encore:

Coward

Mad Dogs and Englishmen

Benedict Nelson (baritone)

Ruby Hughes (soprano)

Jennifer Johnston (mezzo soprano)

Joseph Middleton (piano).

04Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20120803

Benjamin Grosvenor (piano) and the Escher Quartet perform Brahms's Piano Quintet.

05Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20120807

Works composed in the year 1914, by Janacek, Joplin, Webern and Ravel.

05Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20120807

The 2012 Cheltenham Music Festival includes a series of concerts journeying through music composed during the First World War. Today, music from 1914, including works by Janacek, Webern and Ravel.

Janacek: Violin Sonata

Joplin: Magnetic Rag

Webern: Three pieces for cello and piano

Ravel: Piano Trio

Henning Kraggerud (violin)

Adrian Brendel (cello)

Christian Ihle Hadland (piano).

06Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20120808

The 2012 Cheltenham Music Festival includes a series of concerts journeying through music from the years 1914-18. In the '1916' themed concert, an exploration takes place of the music connected with that specific year, featuring the composers Bax, Bridge, and Rachmaninov.

Bax Elegiac Trio for flute, viola and harp

Bridge Two Old English Songs for quartet

Rachmaninov Etudes Tableaux Op 39

Emily Beynon (flute)

Sally Pryce (harp)

Katharine Gowers (violin)

Beatrice Philips (violin)

Jennifer Stumm (viola)

Adrian Brendel (cello)

Christian Ihle-Hadland (piano).

06Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20120808

Music linked with the 1916, by Bax, Bridge and Rachmaninov.

07Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20120809

The 2012 Cheltenham Music Festival includes a series of concerts journeying through music composed during the First World War. Today, music from 1917, including works by Fauré, Weill and Bartok.

Fauré: Sonata no.1 for cello and piano

Weill: Intermezzo

Bartok: String Quartet no.2

Steven Isserlis (cello)

Connie Shih (piano)

Charles Owen (piano)

Escher Quartet.

07Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20120809

A concert of music from the year 1917, by Faure, Weill and Bartok.

08 LASTRadio 3 Lunchtime Concert20120810

The 2012 Cheltenham Music Festival includes a series of concerts journeying through music from the years 1914-18. This programme includes the Debussy Sonata for volin and piano from '1917'. In the '1918' themed concert, an exploration takes place of the music connected with that specific year, featuring the composers Stravinsky and Bruch.

Debussy: Sonata for violin and piano

Stravinsky: The Soldier's Tale suite for piano, clarinet and violin

Bruch: String Quintet in A minor

Katherine Gowers (violin)

Anthony Marwood (violin)

Jennifer Stumm (viola)

Matthew Hunt (clarinet)

Connie Shih (piano)

Charles Owen (piano)

Escher Quartet.

08 LASTRadio 3 Lunchtime Concert20120810

Concert from the 2012 Cheltenham Festival, featuring music connected with the year 1918.