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01Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert2013032620140316

The Wihan String Quartet, from the Czech Republic, perform works by Mozart and Dvorak at a concert recorded last year to celebrate 10 years of Radio 3 Lunchtime Concerts at LSO St Lukes, the London Symphony Orchestra's education and outreach centre.

Mozart's D minor Quartet is his most poignant and personal, supposedly composed as his wife was giving birth, while Dvorak's 'American' Quartet is a cheerful souvenir of his time as Director of the National Conservatory in New York.

Wihan String Quartet

Mozart: String Quartet in D minor K421

Dvorak: String Quartet in F, Op 96 'American'.

01Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20130326

LSO St Lukes, the converted Hawksmooor church in Old Street just a few hundred metres north of the Barbican Centre, first opened its doors ten years ago. Serving as an education centre and rehearsal space for the London Symphony Orchestra, as well as a live performance venue, it has also played host to the Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert right from the start.

This week, four live broadcasts mark that anniversary, starting today with an appearance by the ensemble who gave the first concert back in October 2003, the Wihan String Quartet, who play one of the works they performed that day, Dvorak's 'American' Quartet.

Wihan String Quartet

Mozart: String Quartet in D minor K421

Dvorak: String Quartet in F major, Op. 96 'American'

Presented by Fiona Talkington.

LSO St Luke's Tenth Birthday Festival.

02Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20130327

LSO St Lukes, the converted Hawksmooor church in Old Street just a few hundred north of the Barbican Centre, first opened its doors ten years ago. Serving as an education centre and rehearsal space for the London Symphony Orchestra, as well as a live performance venue, it has also played host to the Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert right from the start.

This week, four live broadcasts mark that anniversary, continuing today with the LSO String Ensemble, directed by the orchestra's leader Roman Simovic, in two great masterpieces of the string orchestra repertoire.

LSO String Ensemble

Roman Simovic (violin/director)

Schoenberg: Verklarte Nacht

Tchaikovsky: Serenade

Presented by Fiona Talkington

LSO St Luke's Tenth Birthday Festival.

03Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert2013032820140330

Pianist Nicholas Angelich plays Ravel's Valses nobles et sentimentales and Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition in a recital recorded at LSO St Luke's in London, as part of their 10th anniversary celebrations last year

Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales

Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition

Nicholas Angelich (piano).

03Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20130328

LSO St Lukes, the converted Hawksmooor church in Old Street just a few hundred north of the Barbican Centre, first opened its doors ten years ago. Serving as an education centre and rehearsal space for the London Symphony Orchestra, as well as a live performance venue, it has also played host to the Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert right from the start.

This week, four live broadcasts mark that anniversary, continuing today with a recital by a pianist who has appeared a number of times in the series over the years, Nicholas Angelich.

Nicholas Angelich (piano)

Ravel: Oiseaux tristes (Miroirs)

Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales

Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition

Presented by Fiona Talkington

LSO St Luke's Tenth Birthday Festival.

04 LASTRadio 3 Lunchtime Concert2013032920131201

Nash Ensemble Schubert's Octet in F for wind and strings, D803 at LSO St Luke's, London.

The Nash Ensemble perform Schubert's Octet, D803, in a performance recorded last March at LSO St Luke's in London.

LSO St Lukes, the 18th-century church just a few hundred yards north of the Barbican Centre in Old Street, designed by John James and Nicholas Hawksmoor, re-opened as an education centre, rehearsal space and concert venue for the London Symphony Orchestra in 2003. Right from the start it also played host to the Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert, and last March four live broadcasts marked that anniversary, ending with a return visit by one of the many groups to have staged mini-residencies at the venue, the Nash Ensemble. This afternoon's broadcast offers a second chance to hear their concert, in which they performed Schubert's great Octet for winds and strings.

Nash Ensemble

Schubert: Octet in F, D803.

04 LASTRadio 3 Lunchtime Concert20130329

LSO St Lukes, the converted Hawksmooor church in Old Street just a few hundred north of the Barbican Centre, first opened its doors ten years ago. Serving as an education centre and rehearsal space for the London Symphony Orchestra, as well as a live performance venue, it has also played host to the Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert right from the start.

This week, four live broadcasts mark that anniversary, ending today with a return visit by one of the many groups to have staged mini-residencies at the venue, the Nash Ensemble, who give a celebratory performance of Schubert's great Octet, D803, for winds and strings.

Nash Ensemble

Schubert: Octet D803

Presented by Fiona Talkington

LSO St Luke's Tenth Birthday Festival.