Llyr Williams

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01Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20160126

The first in a series of four concerts from Wales features Welsh pianist Llyr Williams with Beethoven's calling card for the Eroica symphony, the so-called Funeral march sonata, and Dutch ensemble Calefax play the premiere of a new work for reed quintet by the young composer Christopher Bowman and dance music by Jean-Philippe Rameau in the atmospheric setting of Swansea National Waterfront Museum.

Recorded at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and Swansea International Festival.

Beethoven: Piano Sonata no.12, in A flat major, Op 26

Llyr Williams, piano

Christopher Bowman: Largo for Reed Quintet

Calefax

Jean-Philippe Rameau, arr Raaf Hekkema: La triomphante (Nouvelles Suites)

02Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20160127

Continuing this week's series from Wales, Llyr Williams plays an early piano sonata by Beethoven, the only one for which the composer himself coined the nickname and the Escher Quartet give a performance of a rarely heard string quartet by César Franck's pupil, Vincent d'Indy at the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth.

Recorded at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and Gregynog Festival

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No 8 in C minor, Op 13 'Pathétique'

Llyr Williams, piano

d'Indy: Quartet No 3 in D flat major, Op 96

Escher Quartet.

03Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20160128

03Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20160128

The third in this week's series of concerts from Wales includes an early Beethoven piano sonata, part of Welsh pianist Llyr Williams's Beethoven cycle and a new arrangement of Ravel's Mother Goose suite, inspired by Perrault's fairy tales and written for his friends the Godebski's children, played by reed quintet Calefax at the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea.

Recorded at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and Swansea International Festival.

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No 20, in G major, Op 49 No 2

Llyr Williams, piano

Grieg, arr Raaf Hekkema: Holberg Suite, Op 40

Maurice Ravel, arr Robert Zuidam: Ma Mère l'Oye

Calefax.

03Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20160128

The third in this week's series of concerts from Wales includes an early Beethoven piano sonata, part of Welsh pianist Llyr Williams's Beethoven cycle and a new arrangement of Ravel's Mother Goose suite, inspired by Perrault's fairy tales and written for his friends the Godebski's children, played by reed quintet Calefax at the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea.

Recorded at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and Swansea International Festival.

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No 20, in G major, Op 49 No 2

Llyr Williams, piano

Grieg, arr Raaf Hekkema: Holberg Suite, Op 40

Maurice Ravel, arr Robert Zuidam: Ma Mère l'Oye

Calefax.

04Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20160129

The final concert in this series from Wales includes Llyr Williams with a set of variations written in 1802 that Beethoven returned to in his Eroica Symphony, and Fauré's contemplative late string quartet, completed the year before his death in 1924, performed by the Escher Quartet.

Recorded at Swansea International Festival, the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and Gregynog Festival.

Bendusi arr Alban Wesly: Renaissance dances

Calefax

Beethoven: Variations and Fugue for Piano in E flat major, Op 35 'Eroica Variations'

Llyr Williams, piano

Fauré: String Quartet in E minor, Op 121

Escher Quartet.