Lso St Luke's Bach, Britten, Shostakovich

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01Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert2013052120131022

LSO St Luke's Bach, Britten, Shostakovich

Joanna MacGregor (piano)

The first this week's series of Lunchtime Concerts exploring music by Bach, Britten and Shostakovich.

J.S. Bach's Well Tempered Clavier inspired Shostakovich to attempt the same feat, that is to write a prelude and fugue in each of the 24 major and minor keys, often quoting from Bach himself. In this recital the popular pianist Joanna MacGregor plays a selection of preludes and fugues from each composer, juxtaposed so as to compare the two compositions.

Bach: Prelude and Fugue no 1 in C major BWV 846

Shostakovich: Prelude and Fugue in C major

Bach: Prelude and Fugue no 2 in C minor BWV 847

Shostakovich: Prelude and Fugue in E flat major

Bach: Prelude and Fugue no 8 in E flat minor BWV 853

Shostakovich: Prelude and Fugue no 15 in D flat major

Bach: Prelude and Fugue no 15 in G major BWV 860

Shostakovich: Prelude and Fugue no 5 in D major

Shostakovich: Prelude and Fugue no 8 in F sharp minor

Bach: Prelude and Fugue no 24 in B minor BWV 869

Presented by Katie Derham.

01Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert2013052120131022

LSO St Luke's Bach, Britten, Shostakovich

Joanna MacGregor (piano)

The first this week's series of Lunchtime Concerts exploring music by Bach, Britten and Shostakovich.

J.S. Bach's Well Tempered Clavier inspired Shostakovich to attempt the same feat, that is to write a prelude and fugue in each of the 24 major and minor keys, often quoting from Bach himself. In this recital the popular pianist Joanna MacGregor plays a selection of preludes and fugues from each composer, juxtaposed so as to compare the two compositions.

Bach: Prelude and Fugue no 1 in C major BWV 846

Shostakovich: Prelude and Fugue in C major

Bach: Prelude and Fugue no 2 in C minor BWV 847

Shostakovich: Prelude and Fugue in E flat major

Bach: Prelude and Fugue no 8 in E flat minor BWV 853

Shostakovich: Prelude and Fugue no 15 in D flat major

Bach: Prelude and Fugue no 15 in G major BWV 860

Shostakovich: Prelude and Fugue no 5 in D major

Shostakovich: Prelude and Fugue no 8 in F sharp minor

Bach: Prelude and Fugue no 24 in B minor BWV 869

Presented by Katie Derham.

02Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert2013052220131023

LSO St Luke's Bach, Britten, Shostakovich

The second in this week's series of Lunchtime Concerts exploring music by Bach, Britten and Shostakovich.

In Shostakovich's powerful Viola sonata, his final composition, the finale paraphrases Beethoven's famous Moonlight Sonata and to highlight this connection, Power and Crawford-Phillps chose to insert a short arrangement of the well known first movement.

The recital opens with Britten's youthful Suite for Violin which ends with an exuberantly distorted version of a waltz.

Lawrence Power (violin/viola)

Simon Crawford-Phillips (piano)

Britten: Suite for Violin and Piano Op 6

Beethoven (arr. Bowen): Adagio sostenuto (Piano Sonata No 14 in C sharp minor Op 27 No 2 'Moonlight')

Shostakovich: Sonata for Viola and Piano Op 147

Presented by Katie Derham.

02Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert2013052220131023

Britten and Shostakovich with Lawrence Power and Simon Crawford-Phillips at LSO St Luke's.

02Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20130522

LSO St Luke's Bach, Britten, Shostakovich

The second in this week's series of Lunchtime Concerts exploring music by Bach, Britten and Shostakovich.

In Shostakovich's powerful Viola sonata, his final composition, the finale paraphrases Beethoven's famous Moonlight Sonata and to highlight this connection, Power and Crawford-Phillps chose to insert a short arrangement of the well known first movement.

The recital opens with Britten's youthful Suite for Violin which ends with an exuberantly distorted version of a waltz.

Lawrence Power (violin/viola)

Simon Crawford-Phillips (piano)

Britten: Suite for Violin and Piano Op 6

Beethoven (arr. Bowen): Piano Sonata No 14 in C sharp minor Op 27 No 2 'Moonlight'

Shostakovich: Sonata for Viola and Piano Op 147

Presented by Katie Derham.

03Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert2013052320131024

LSO St Luke's Bach, Britten, Shostakovich.

The third in this week's series of Lunchtime Concerts exploring music by Bach, Britten and Shostakovich.

Continuing the theme of contrasting compositions by these featured composers, the cellist Alban Gerhardt performs Bach and Britten solo suites, juxtaposing the traditional dance movements of the Baroque French style with the more freely composed 20th century version which includes fugues and folk songs.

Alban Gerhardt (cello)

Britten: Suite No 1 for solo cello Op 72

Bach: Suite No 6 in D major for solo cello BWV1012

Presented by Katie Derham.

03Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert2013052320131024

Alban Gerhardt in a solo cello recital, featuring suites by Bach and Britten.

04 LASTRadio 3 Lunchtime Concert2013052420131025

LSO St Luke's Bach, Britten, Shostakovich.

In the last of this week's series of recitals featuring Bach, Britten and Shostakovich, The Brodsky Quartet tackles all three, beginning with selected movements from Bach's extraoridnary masterpiece - The Art of Fugue. Shostakovich's quartet was dedicated to and inspired by members of the Beethoven Quartet which premiered it in 1966. The recital concludes with Britten's 3rd String Quartet, his last major work written the year before his death.

Brodsky Quartet

Bach: The Art of Fugue (Contrapuncti I & VI)

Shostakovich: String Quartet No 11 in F minor Op 122

Britten: String Quartet No 3 Op 94

Presented by Katie Derham.

04 LASTRadio 3 Lunchtime Concert2013052420131025

LSO St Luke's Bach, Britten, Shostakovich.

In the last of this week's series of recitals featuring Bach, Britten and Shostakovich, The Brodsky Quartet tackles all three, beginning with selected movements from Bach's extraoridnary masterpiece - The Art of Fugue. Shostakovich's quartet was dedicated to and inspired by members of the Beethoven Quartet which premiered it in 1966. The recital concludes with Britten's 3rd String Quartet, his last major work written the year before his death.

Brodsky Quartet

Bach: The Art of Fugue (Contrapuncti I & VI)

Shostakovich: String Quartet No 11 in F minor Op 122

Britten: String Quartet No 3 Op 94

Presented by Katie Derham.