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01Pintscher, Beethoven20111130

Live from the Royal Festival Hall.

Presented by Martin Handley.

Vladimir Jurowski conducts the LPO in Bruckner's Symphony No 1 and a recent work by Matthias Pintscher.

Pianist Lars Vogt joins them in Beethoven's "Emperor" Concerto.

'Das kecke Beserl' Anton Bruckner called his First Symphony - 'the saucy little maid'; it is a work of impish charm and bold impetuosity.

Before Beethoven's epic Emperor Concerto comes a veritable sculpture in sound by Matthias Pintscher, one of the most individual and ear-enchanting composers currently at work.

He describes his multi-hued, intimate yet broad music as suggesting 'an imaginary theatre'; his powerful towards Osiris raises the curtain on this concert.

Matthias Pintscher: towards Osiris.

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.

5 (Emperor).

Lars Vogt (piano),

London Philharmonic Orchestra,

Vladimir Jurowski (conductor).

Vladimir Jurowski conducts the London Philharmonic in Matthias Pintscher and Beethoven.

01Radio 3 Live In Concert20130305

Live from the Royal Festival Hall

Presented by Andrew McGregor

An evening of music by the master of minimalism, Steve Reich. The London Sinfonietta gives the world premiere of his new piece, Radio Rewrite, inspired by the music of Radiohead. Reich himself takes to the stage for Clapping Music - for two people, four hands.

Also on the bill is Electric Counterpoint, a mesmerising work for electric guitar accompanied by a layered soundtrack made by the performer. Plus two of Reich's small ensemble pieces, one for acoustic instruments, the other for electric instruments and tape.

Reich: Clapping Music;

Electric Counterpoint;

2x5

Steve Reich

Mats Bergstrom (guitar)

London Sinfonietta

conductor Brad Lubman

followed by:

BAROQUE SPRING

Music by Johann Sebastian Bach from the BBC New Generation Artists archive. Every weekday evening, recordings of Baroque repertoire for Radio 3's Baroque Spring.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

01Radio 3 Live In Concert20130530

Live from the Royal Festival Hall

Presented by Martin Handley

Salonen conducts the Philharmonia in Debussy's Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune, Amériques by Varèse and - to mark its hundredth birthday - Stravinsky's Rite of Spring.

Debussy: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune

Varèse: Amériques

Philharmonia

Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor

Salonen and the Philharmonia celebrate the centenary of one of the most famous premieres in musical history: on 29 May 1913 Stravinsky's ballet The Rite of Spring took the musical world by storm. Provoking one of the most famous riots in musical history, the whole thing ended in uproar with the young conductor, Pierre Monteux, and his musicians fleeing for their lives. Puccini, who was in the Paris audience that night, described it as 'the creation of a madman.' Yet Stravinsky claimed that he was merely 'the vessel through which the Rite passed.' Opening the concert is Debussy's no less groundbreaking Prelude à l'après-midi d'un faune. 'From that moment,' wrote Pierre Boulez, 'music began to beat with a new pulse'.

02 LASTBruckner20111130

Live from the Royal Festival Hall.

Presented by Martin Handley.

Vladimir Jurowski conducts the LPO in Bruckner's Symphony No 1 and a recent work by Matthias Pintscher.

Pianist Lars Vogt joins them in Beethoven's "Emperor" Concerto.

'Das kecke Beserl' Anton Bruckner called his First Symphony - 'the saucy little maid'; it is a work of impish charm and bold impetuosity.

Before Beethoven's epic Emperor Concerto comes a veritable sculpture in sound by Matthias Pintscher, one of the most individual and ear-enchanting composers currently at work.

He describes his multi-hued, intimate yet broad music as suggesting 'an imaginary theatre'; his powerful towards Osiris raises the curtain on this concert.

Bruckner Symphony No.

1 (Linz edition).

Lars Vogt (piano),

London Philharmonic Orchestra,

Vladimir Jurowski (conductor).

Vladimir conducts the London Philharmonic in Bruckner's Symphony No 1.

02 LASTRadio 3 Live In Concert20130305

Live from the Royal Festival Hall

Presented by Andrew McGregor

An evening of music by the master of minimalism, Steve Reich. The London Sinfonietta gives the world premiere of his new piece, Radio Rewrite, inspired by the music of Radiohead. Reich himself takes to the stage for Clapping Music - for two people, four hands.

Also on the bill is Electric Counterpoint, a mesmerising work for electric guitar accompanied by a layered soundtrack made by the performer. Plus two of Reich's small ensemble pieces, one for acoustic instruments, the other for electric instruments and tape.

Reich: Radio Rewrite (world premiere);

Double Sextet

Steve Reich

Mats Bergstrom (guitar)

London Sinfonietta

conductor Brad Lubman

followed by:

BAROQUE SPRING

Music by Johann Sebastian Bach from the BBC New Generation Artists archive. Every weekday evening, recordings of Baroque repertoire for Radio 3's Baroque Spring.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

02 LASTRadio 3 Live In Concert20130530

Live from the Royal Festival Hall

Presented by Martin Handley

Salonen conducts the Philharmonia in Debussy's Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune, Amériques by Varèse and - to mark its hundredth birthday - Stravinsky's Rite of Spring.

Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

Philharmonia

Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor

Salonen and the Philharmonia celebrate the centenary of one of the most famous premieres in musical history: on 29 May 1913 Stravinsky's ballet The Rite of Spring took the musical world by storm. Provoking one of the most famous riots in musical history, the whole thing ended in uproar with the young conductor, Pierre Monteux, and his musicians fleeing for their lives. Puccini, who was in the Paris audience that night, described it as 'the creation of a madman.' Yet Stravinsky claimed that he was merely 'the vessel through which the Rite passed.' Opening the concert is Debussy's no less groundbreaking Prelude à l'après-midi d'un faune. 'From that moment,' wrote Pierre Boulez, 'music began to beat with a new pulse'.