Clandeboye Festival 2015

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01Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20150825

John Toal introduces the first of four recitals from this year's Clandeboye Festival recorded at the Clandeboye Estate outside Bangor, County Down. Today's concert features pianist Barry Douglas performing a programme of Brahms and Schubert. Brahms's Variations on a Theme of Paganini was written in 1863 and is based on the Caprice No. 24 by Niccolò Paganini. This is followed by Schubert's Sonata in A Major: among the composer's last works for the piano, and containing material developed from other compositions.

Brahms: Variations on a Theme of Paganini Book 2, Op.35

Schubert: Sonata in A major D 959

Barry Douglas (piano).

02Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20150826

John Toal introduces the second of four recitals from this year's Clandeboye Festival. Recorded in the Banqueting Hall of Clandeboye Estate, County Down, today's programme begins with Mozart's Flute Quartet in D, K285: a compact work which later inspired Beethoven. Fauré's Cinq mélodies "de Venise" follows, based on poems by Paul Verlaine, whose musicality inspired him. The soprano here is Ailish Tynan.

Barry Douglas then performs alongside horn player Richard Watkins in Franz Strauss's Nocturno for Horn and Piano Op. 7. Strauss is perhaps best known as the father of composer Richard Strauss, and as a virtuoso horn player himself he is remembered for his pieces written for the instrument. Cellist Andrés Díaz rounds off the programme as soloist in Beethoven's Sonata No 5 in D major, Op 102. The piece belongs to the composer's final creative period, written in 1815 and published in 1817.

Mozart: Flute Quartet in D K.285

András Adorján (flute); Elina Vähälä (violin); Ruth Gibson (viola); Andrés Díaz (cello)

Fauré: Cinq mélodies "de Venise", Op. 58

Ailish Tynan (soprano); Barry Douglas (piano)

Franz Strauss: Nocturno for Horn and Piano Op. 7

Richard Watkins (horn); Barry Douglas (piano)

Beethoven: Cello Sonata No 5 in D major, Op. 102

Andrés Díaz (cello); Barry Douglas (piano).

03Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20150827

John Toal introduces the third of four recitals from this year's Clandeboye Festival, recorded at the Clandeboye Estate outside Bangor, County Down. Today's concert features pianist Barry Douglas performing selections from Brahms's Piano Pieces Op 76, music written in the summer of 1878 at Pörtschach on Lake Wörth. This is followed by Schubert's ever-popular Piano Quintet in A major, D. 667, the "Trout". Barry Douglas is joined by Elina Vähälä (violin), Ruth Gibson (viola), Andrés Díaz (cello) and Chris Kelly (double bass).

Brahms: Piano pieces Op 76: No.1 - Capriccio in F sharp minor (Un poco agitato); No.2 - Capriccio in B minor (Allegretto ma non troppo); No.3 - Intermezzo in A flat major (Grazioso); No.5 - Capriccio in C sharp minor (Agitato, ma non troppo presto); No.8 - Capriccio in C major (Grazioso ed un poco vivace)

Barry Douglas (piano)

Schubert: Piano Quintet in A major, D667, "Trout"

Elina Vähälä (violin); Ruth Gibson (viola); Andrés Díaz (cello); Chris Kelly (double bass); Barry Douglas (piano).

04Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20150828

04Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20150828

John Toal introduces the last of four recitals from this year's Clandeboye Festival, recorded in the Banqueting Hall of Clandeboye Estate outside Bangor, County Down. Today's concert features pianist Barry Douglas as soloist and ensemble member.

The programme begins with Brahms's Scherzo, Op. 4 - his earliest surviving composition, written in 1851 when he was only 19 years old.

We round off this week's series with Brahms's Piano Quartet in G minor, Op 25 - a work which is orchestral in its sense of colour, scope of expression and developmental range.

Brahms: Scherzo in E flat minor, Op. 4

Barry Douglas (piano)

Brahms: Piano Quartet in G minor Op 25

Elina Vähälä (violin); Ruth Gibson (viola); Andrés Díaz (cello); Barry Douglas (piano).

04Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20150828

John Toal introduces the last of four recitals from this year's Clandeboye Festival, recorded in the Banqueting Hall of Clandeboye Estate outside Bangor, County Down. Today's concert features pianist Barry Douglas as soloist and ensemble member.

The programme begins with Brahms's Scherzo, Op. 4 - his earliest surviving composition, written in 1851 when he was only 19 years old.

We round off this week's series with Brahms's Piano Quartet in G minor, Op 25 - a work which is orchestral in its sense of colour, scope of expression and developmental range.

Brahms: Scherzo in E flat minor, Op. 4

Barry Douglas (piano)

Brahms: Piano Quartet in G minor Op 25

Elina Vähälä (violin); Ruth Gibson (viola); Andrés Díaz (cello); Barry Douglas (piano).