Hay Festival 2012

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01Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20120911

In a recital from St Mary's Church at Hay-on-Wye, violinist Tasmin Little and accompanist John Lenehan perform two contrasting works. Elgar's Violin Sonata was composed towards the end of World War One, and was written at a time when Elgar was enjoying country pursuits at his summer cottage Brinkwells. Strauss's Violin Sonata was written when the composer was only twenty-four, and is a youthful work full of freshness and virtuosity.

Tasmin Little (violin)

John Lenehan (piano)

Elgar: Violin Sonata in E minor op.82

Strauss: Violin Sonata in E flat major op.18

Presenter: Penny Gore.

02Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert2012053020120530 (R3)

Presented by Louise Fryer.

In a recital from St Mary's Church at the 2011 Hay Festival, featuring late and valedictory works by Debussy, Beethoven, Mendelssohn and others, New Zealand-Samoan bass-baritone Jonathan Lemalu gives a complete performance of perhaps the most famous musical "swan song" of them all: Schubert's posthumous collection of lieder, Schwanengesang.

Jonathan Lemalu (bass-baritone)

Mike Hampton (piano)

Schubert: Schwanengesang (D.957).

Jonathan Lemalu (bass-baritone) and Mike Hampton (piano) in Schubert: Schwanengesang.

02Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20120912

In a recital from St Mary's Church at Hay-on-Wye, soprano Sarah-Jane Brandon and accompanist Gary Matthewman perform a varied array of songs by Schumann, Strauss and Debussy. To complete their selection of vocal works, they turn to two British composers - Roger Quilter and Benjamin Britten.

Sarah-Jane Brandon (soprano)

Gary Matthewman (piano)

Schumann Frauenliebe und Leben op.42

Strauss Standchen op.17 no.2

Strauss Befreit op.39 no.4

Strauss Cacilie op.27 no.2

Debussy Beau soir

Debussy Mandoline

Debussy Apparition

Quilter Music, When Soft Voices Die

Britten O can ye sew cushions?

Britten O Waly, Waly

Presenter: Penny Gore.

03Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert2012053120120531 (R3)

This concert from St Mary's Church at the 2011 Hay Festival features the young German pianist Igor Levit giving a complete performance of Beethoven's last major work for piano, the composer's monumental Diabelli Variations, Op.120.

Igor Levit (piano)

Beethoven: Diabelli Variations.

03Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20120913

In a recital from St Mary's Church at Hay-on-Wye, pianist Ashley Wass performs a selection of piano works, including a set of three brilliant evocations by Frank Bridge. Then comes the popular Busoni arrangement of Bach's Chaconne, followed by ballet music by Sir Arnold Bax. The programme concludes with Schumann's stormy second Piano Sonata, which includes driving performance indications for the pianist, such as "faster" and "even faster".

Ashley Wass (piano)

Bridge The Hour Glass (Dusk - The Dew Fairy - The Midnight Tide)

Bach-Busoni Chaconne

Bax Water Music

Schumann Piano Sonata no.2 in G minor, Op 22

Presenter: Penny Gore.

04 LASTRadio 3 Lunchtime Concert20120601

BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists the Elias String Quartet were joined by Chinese guitarist Xuefei Yang at St Mary's Church at last year's Hay Festival, for the fireworks of Boccherini's "Fandango" Guitar Quintet. The recital also features Mendelssohn's last composition, his String Quartet in F Minor, Op. 80 and a solo guitar work by JS Bach.

Xuefei Yang (guitar)

Elias Quartet

Mendelssohn: String Quartet no.6 in F Minor, Op. 80

JS Bach, arranged by Yang: Sonata for solo violin, BWV1001

Boccherini: Guitar Quintet no.4 in D "Fandango"

Presenter Jonathan Swain.

04 LASTRadio 3 Lunchtime Concert20120914

In a recital from St Mary's Church at Hay-on-Wye, the Doric String Quartet perform two contrasting works including the bright and cheerful String Quartet opus 64 no.1 in C major by Joseph Haydn, which he began in his final few months employed at Eszterháza Castle. The final work is the second String Quartet by Benjamin Britten, composed as a contribution to the celebrations marking the 250th Anniversary of the death of Henry Purcell.

Doric String Quartet

Alex Redington, violin

Jonathan Stone, violin

Simon Tandree, viola

John Myerscough, cello

Haydn String Quartet op.64 no.1 in C major

Britten String Quartet no.2 op.36 in C major

Presenter: Penny Gore.