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Aldeburgh Festival 2006In the second lunchtime concert broadcast from Aldeburgh, Stephanie Hughes is in Blythburgh Church for a recital inspired by the great outdoors.Schumann: Waldszcenen, Op 82Messiaen: Catalogue d'oiseaux; v: Lalouette-lulu, book 3; ix: La bouscarle, book 5Bartok: Out of Doors Suite Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano).

Aldeburgh Festival 2006
Stephanie Hughes introduces the first of a series of eight concerts from Aldeburgh, featuring some of the brightest young musicians from across Europe.
Mozart: Oboe Quartet
Britten: Phantasy Quartet
Beethoven: Trio for oboe, viola and cello in C Trio
Elizabeth Batiashvili (violin)
Lawrence Power (viola)
Alban Gerhardt (cello)
Francois Leleux (oboe).

Since winning the chamber music prize at the Paris Conservatoire, Trio Wanderer have played round the world to unanimous acclaim. Fiona Talkington presents this concert featuring two classics of the piano trio repertoire, live from Wigmore Hall in London.
Haydn: Trio for keyboard and strings in G, Gypsy rondo
Brahms: Piano Trio in B, Op 8, rev. 1889 vers
Trio Wanderer.

Piano Variations from LSO St Luke's, presented by Fiona Talkington.
4/4. Bach's ambitious set of variations was unprecedented in terms of architecture, performing difficulty and beauty. Konstantin Lifschitz precedes it with his own arrangement of another musical, Everest, this time originally written for solo violin.
Bach, trans. Lifschitz: Chaconne (Partita in Dm, BWV 1004); Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
Konstantin Lifschitz (piano).

Piano Variations from LSO St Luke's, presented by Fiona Talkington.
3/4. Featuring an all-Russian programme.
Tchaikovsky: Dumka, Op 59; Two pieces, Op 1
Rachmaninov: Preludes (selection)
Prokofiev: Sonata No 1 in Fm, Op 1
Peter Donohoe (piano).

Piano Variations from LSO St Luke's, presented by Fiona Talkington.
2/4. Barry Douglas combines masterpieces by both the young and the mature Brahms - one of the sets of transcendental late pieces, followed by a set of variations the 28 year-old wrote as a birthday present for Clara Schumann.
Brahms: Seven Fantasies, Op 116; Variations and Fugue on a theme by Handel, Op 24
Barry Douglas (piano).

Aldeburgh Festival 2006
Stephanie Hughes introduces the first of a series of eight concerts from Aldeburgh, featuring some of the brightest young musicians from across Europe.
Mozart: Oboe Quartet
Britten: Phantasy Quartet
Beethoven: Trio for oboe, viola and cello in C Trio
Elizabeth Batiashvili (violin)
Lawrence Power (viola)
Alban Gerhardt (cello)
Francois Leleux (oboe).

Since winning the chamber music prize at the Paris Conservatoire, Trio Wanderer have played round the world to unanimous acclaim. Fiona Talkington presents this concert featuring two classics of the piano trio repertoire, live from Wigmore Hall in London.
Haydn: Trio for keyboard and strings in G, Gypsy rondo
Brahms: Piano Trio in B, Op 8, rev. 1889 vers
Trio Wanderer.

Piano Variations from LSO St Luke's, presented by Fiona Talkington.
4/4. Bach's ambitious set of variations was unprecedented in terms of architecture, performing difficulty and beauty. Konstantin Lifschitz precedes it with his own arrangement of another musical, Everest, this time originally written for solo violin.
Bach, trans. Lifschitz: Chaconne (Partita in Dm, BWV 1004); Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
Konstantin Lifschitz (piano).

Piano Variations from LSO St Luke's, presented by Fiona Talkington.
3/4. Featuring an all-Russian programme.
Tchaikovsky: Dumka, Op 59; Two pieces, Op 1
Rachmaninov: Preludes (selection)
Prokofiev: Sonata No 1 in Fm, Op 1
Peter Donohoe (piano)

Piano Variations from LSO St Luke's, presented by Fiona Talkington.
2/4. Barry Douglas combines masterpieces by both the young and the mature Brahms - one of the sets of transcendental late pieces, followed by a set of variations the 28 year-old wrote as a birthday present for Clara Schumann.
Brahms: Seven Fantasies, Op 116; Variations and Fugue on a theme by Handel, Op 24
Barry Douglas (piano).

Fiona Talkington presents a recital by the young Welsh pianist Llyr Williams, live from Wigmore Hall in London.
Schumann: Toccata, Op 7
Bartok: Sonatina; Allegro barbaro
Kurtag: Virág az ember;...a csillag is virág...; Hommage à Bartok; Virág az ember
Liszt: La notte
Bartok: Hungarian Peasant Songs
Wagner/Liszt: Liebestod from Tristan (transc Liszt)

Piano Variations from LSO St Luke's, presented by Fiona Talkington.
4/4. Bach's ambitious set of variations was unprecedented in terms of architecture, performing difficulty and beauty. Konstantin Lifschitz precedes it with his own arrangement of another musical, Everest, this time originally written for solo violin.
Bach, trans. Lifschitz: Chaconne (Partita in Dm, BWV 1004); Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
Konstantin Lifschitz (piano).

Piano Variations from LSO St Luke's, presented by Fiona Talkington.
3/4. Featuring an all-Russian programme.
Tchaikovsky: Dumka, Op 59; Two pieces, Op 1
Rachmaninov: Preludes (selection)
Prokofiev: Sonata No 1 in Fm, Op 1
Peter Donohoe (piano)

Piano Variations from LSO St Luke's, presented by Fiona Talkington.
2/4. Barry Douglas combines masterpieces by both the young and the mature Brahms - one of the sets of transcendental late pieces, followed by a set of variations the 28 year-old wrote as a birthday present for Clara Schumann.
Brahms: Seven Fantasies, Op 116; Variations and Fugue on a theme by Handel, Op 24
Barry Douglas (piano).

Piano Variations from LSO St Luke's, presented by Fiona Talkington.
1/4. Dutch pianist Ronald Brautigam turns his attention to two pieces from Beethoven's 'late' period - the set of 33 variations Beethoven wrote when asked to write just one; and some of his final set of Bagatelles.
Beethoven: Bagatelles, Op 126 (selection); Variations on a waltz by Diabelli, Op 120.

Since winning the chamber music prize at the Paris Conservatoire, Trio Wanderer have played round the world to unanimous acclaim. Fiona Talkington presents this concert featuring two classics of the piano trio repertoire, live from Wigmore Hall in London.
Haydn: Trio for keyboard and strings in G, Gypsy rondo
Brahms: Piano Trio in B, Op 8, rev. 1889 vers
Trio Wanderer.

City of London Festival 2005
Odes and Icons
Presented by Fiona Talkington from St Andrew in the Wardrobe.
Benjamin Britten and Michael Tippett were two of the most important English composers of the 20th century and were very influential in the resurgence of English song. Michael Tippett's solo cantata Boyhood's End, was actually composed for Britten and the tenor Peter Pears.
Britten: Canticle 1, My Beloved is Mine, Op 40
Tippett: Boyhood's End; Piano Sonata No 2
Britten: Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo
James Gilchrist (tenor)
Simon Crawford-Philips (piano).

City of London Festival 2005
Odes and Icons
From the Skinner's Hall. Presented by Fiona Talkington. Ravel was one of the most original musicians of the early 20th Century. His fascination with the exotic and his pushing of the 19th century boundaries in his instrumental writing can be heard in this concert featuring his sultry Chansons Madécasses and the true classic of 20th century piano music, Gaspard de la Nuit, as well as his piano trio.
Ravel: Chansons Madécasses; Gaspard de la Nuit; Piano Trio in Am
Ailish Tynan (soprano)
Cedric Tiberghien (piano)
Christian Poltera (cello)
Alina Ibragimova (violin)
Kathryn Thomas (flute).

City Of London Festival 2005
Odes and Icons
From Wilton Music Hall, presented by Fiona Talkington. In the continuing celebration of last year's City of London Festival, this performance of Stravinsky's ground-breaking piece of music theatre, The Soldier's Tale, comes from London's last music hall left standing and intact.
Stravinsky: The Soldier's Tale
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Anthony Marwood....The Soldier
Walter van Dyk....Narrator
Iain Woodhouse....Devil.

From Wigmore Hall in London. Presented by Sara Mohr-pietsch.
Barely 30 years old, the New Zealand-born Samoan bass-baritone, Jonathan Lemalu, already has a highly successful international career, on both operatic and concert stages, since the success of his Gramophone Award-winning debut CD in 2002. The pianist on that CD also performs with him today - one of Britain's most respected recital pianists, Roger Vignoles.
Schubert: Der Wanderer; Der Wanderer an den Mond; An die Leier; An den Mond; Rastlose Liebe; Im Frühling; Frühlingsglaube; Auf der Bruck
Schumann: Four songs from Andersen Lieder, Op 40: Marzveilchen; Muttertraum; Der Soldat; Der Spielmann; 4 Eichendorff-Lieder: Der frohe Wandersman; Der Schatzgraber; Fruhlingsfahrt; Der Einsiedler.

From Wigmore Hall in London. Presented by Stephanie Hughes.
One of France's leading sopranos, Véronique Gens, and pianist Susan Manoff perform some of the most beautiful examples from the French song repertoire.
Gabriel Fauré: Sylvie, Les Berceaux, Mandoline, Spleen, Green
Henri Duparc: L'invitation au voyage, Chanson triste, Au pays où se fait la guerre, Romance de Mignon, Phidylé
Reynaldo Hahn: Quand je fus pris au pavillon, Lydé, Tyndaris, Pholoé, Trois jours de vendange, À Chloris
Véronique Gens (soprano)
Susan Manoff (pianist).

City of London Festival 2005
Odes and Icons
Presented by Catherine Bott from St Andrew, Holborn. Schoenberg, the composer who changed the direction of 20th Century music, and the two pupils who followed him are featured in this concert, performed by the Psappha ensemble and soprano Anna Dennis.
Berg: Sonata for piano Op 1
Webern: Four pieces for violin and piano Op 7
Schoenberg: Pierrot lunaire for voice and ensemble Op 21.

City of London Festival 2005
Odes and Icons
Presented by Catherine Bott from St Brides, Fleet Street. This concert features one of the most distinctive sounding composers of the 20th Century. Janacek's mixture of drama and song-cycle, The Diary of One Who Disappeared, is followed by his first string quartet.
Janácek: The Diary of One Who Disappeared
Andrew Kennedy (tenor)
Liora Grodnikaite (mezzo-soprano)
Simon Crawford-Phillips (piano)
Meeta Raval (soprano)
Emily Steventon (mezzo-soprano)
Lina Markeby (contralto)
Janácek: String Quartet No 1, The Kreutzer Sonata
Brodsky Quartet.

City of London Festival 2005. Odes and Icons
Presented by Catherine Bott from Goldsmith's Hall. Pianist Peter Donohoe performs the music of two great Russian composers of the 20th Century, both of whom forged careers as composer-pianists and were forced into exile as a result of the Russian Revolution.
Rachmaninov: Prelude in C sharp m, Op 3, No 2
10 Preludes Op 23
Prokofiev: Sonata No 7 in B flat, Op 83.

City of London Festival 2005. Odes and Icons
Presented by Catherine Bott from St Giles Cripplegate. Another chance to hear three weeks of concerts from last year's City of London Festival, which celebrated the seminal music of the 20th Century. This concert features Susan Bickley in songs by three composers who all had a significant influence on music at the beginning of that century and on the composers who came after them.
Strauss: Songs from Op 49 - Waldseligkeit, Wiegenliedchen, In Goldener Fulle, Ach, was Kummer, Qual und Schmerzen
Mahler: Five Rückert-lieder
Weill: Berlin songs - Barbara-Song, Seeräuber-Jenny, Surabaya-Johnny, Schickelgruber
Susan Bickley (soprano)
Iain Burnside (piano).

From Wigmore Hall in London presented by Stephanie Hughes. Violinist Andrew Manze and harpsichordist Richard Egarr have won widespread praise for their exciting and imaginative performances of the Baroque repertoire which forms this programme.
Vivaldi: Manchester Violin Sonata No 3 in Gm, RV757
Handel: Violin Sonata in A, Op 1, No 3, HWV361
Bach: Prelude and Fugues Nos 21 in B flat and 24 in Bm, from The Well Tempered Clavier, Book 1
Biber: Violin Sonata No 3 in F, 1681.

4/4. Schumann Chamber Music
John Toal presents the last of the recitals from Belfast marking the 150th anniversary of the death of Robert Schumann. The pianist is Bernd Glemser.
Four pieces, Op 32; Arabeske, Op 18; Fantasie in C, Op 17.

Schumann Chamber Music
3/4. John Toal presents another recital from Belfast, marking the 150th anniversary of the death of Robert Schumann.
Schumann: Sonata in Am, Op 105
Schumann: Sonata in Dm, Op 121
Pekka Kuusisto (violin)
Finghin Collins (piano).

Schumann Chamber Music
John Toal presents the second of four recitals from Belfast marking the 150th anniversary of the death of Robert Schumann.
Ysaÿe Quartet
Schumann: String Quartet No 2 in F, Op 41, No 2
Schumann: String Quartet No 1 in Am, Op 41, No 1.

Schumann Chamber Music
John Toal presents the first of four recitals from Belfast marking the 150th anniversary of the death of Robert Schumann.
Vanbrugh String Quartet
Hugh Tinney (piano)
Schumann: Piano Quartet in E flat, Op 47
Schumann: Piano Quintet in E flat, Op 44.

City Halls Recitals
Radio 3 New Generation Artist Christian Poltera is joined by Kathryn Stott for a programme of music by Prokofiev and Brahms. Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch.
Prokofiev: Sonata for Cello and Piano
Brahms: Sonata for Cello and Piano in Em, Op 38.

City Halls Recitals
In their first visit to the Recital Room at the City Halls in Glasgow, The Tel-Aviv Trio play music by Beethoven, Bloch and Brahms. Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch.
Beethoven: Piano Trio in D, Op 70, No 1, Ghost
Bloch: Three Nocturnes for Piano Trio
Brahms: Piano Trio in Cm, Op 101.

City Halls Recitals
The young violinist Alina Ibragimova, now a Radio 3 New Generation Artist, is joined by pianist and composer Huw Watkins in a programme ranging from Brahms at his most lyrical to the almost rhythmic virtuosity of Hartmann's solo sonata. Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch.
Beethoven: Sonata for piano and violin, Op 12, No 1
Hartmann: Sonata for solo violin
Brahms: Violin Sonata, Op 78
Alina Ibragimova (violin)
Huw Watkins (piano).

City Halls Recitals
The young French pianist and Radio 3 New Generation Artist Cédric Tiberghien plays a romantic solo programme with music by Brahms, Chopin and Franck. Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch.
JS Bach/Brahms: Chaconne in Dm, transcribed for piano left hand.
Chopin: Polonaise-Fantasie, Op 61
Franck: Prelude, Chorale and Fugue
Cédric Tiberghien (piano).

Celebrated Canadian pianist Louis Lortie performs a programme linking the musical romanticism of Wagner and Liszt, live from Wigmore Hall in London. Presented by Verity Sharp.
Wagner, transcr. Liszt: Tannhäuser Overture, S422; Recit and Aria 'O du mein holder Abendstern', S444
Liszt: Vallée d'Obermann from Années de pèlerinage, S160; Grosses Konzertsolo; Concerto Pathetique (revised by Louis Lortie).

Sarah Mohr-Pietsch introduces the last in a series of concerts from West Road Concert Hall in Cambridge, given by members of Britten Sinfonia. They feature a new work by a composer with an East Anglian connection, alongside pieces that have acted as a catalyst in its creation.
4/4. The featured composer is Joseph Phibbs.
Britten: Phantasy Quartet
Stravinsky: 3 pieces for solo clarinet
Phibbs: The Village of Birds (first performance)
Barber: Summer Music
Ligeti: 6 Bagetelles.

City Halls Recitals
In their first visit to the Recital Room at the City Halls in Glasgow, The Tel-Aviv Trio play music by Beethoven, Bloch and Brahms. Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch.
Beethoven: Piano Trio in D, Op 70, No 1, Ghost
Bloch: Three Nocturnes for Piano Trio
Brahms: Piano Trio in Cm, Op 101.

City Halls Recitals
The young violinist Alina Ibragimova, now a Radio 3 New Generation Artist, is joined by pianist and composer Huw Watkins in a programme ranging from Brahms at his most lyrical to the almost rhythmic virtuosity of Hartmann's solo sonata. Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch.
Beethoven: Sonata for piano and violin, Op 12, No 1
Hartmann: Sonata for solo violin
Brahms: Violin Sonata, Op 78
Alina Ibragimova (violin)
Huw Watkins (piano).

City Halls Recitals
The young French pianist and Radio 3 New Generation Artist Cédric Tiberghien plays a romantic solo programme with music by Brahms, Chopin and Franck. Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch.
JS Bach/Brahms: Chaconne in Dm, transcribed for piano left hand.
Chopin: Polonaise-Fantasie, Op 61
Franck: Prelude, Chorale and Fugue
Cédric Tiberghien (piano).

Celebrated Canadian pianist Louis Lortie performs a programme linking the musical romanticism of Wagner and Liszt, live from Wigmore Hall in London. Presented by Verity Sharp.
Wagner, transcr. Liszt: Tannhäuser Overture, S422; Recit and Aria 'O du mein holder Abendstern', S444
Liszt: Vallée d'Obermann from Années de pèlerinage, S160; Grosses Konzertsolo; Concerto Pathetique (revised by Louis Lortie).

Fiona Talkington presents a series of concerts from LSO St Luke's, celebrating the songs of Schumann and some of his fellow romantics.
4/4. Joan Rodgers and Iain Burnside round off the series with Schumann's Frauenliebe und leben, coupled with songs by Richard Strauss.
Schumann: Frauenliebe und leben, Op 42
R Strauss: Begegnung; Rote Rosen; Die Erwachte Rose; Heimliche Aufforderung, Op 27'3; Die Georgine, Op 10'4; Die Verschwiegenen, Op 10'6; Die Zeitloser, Op 10'7;
Allerseelen, Op 10'8; Schlechtes Wetter, Op 69'5
Joan Rodgers (soprano)
Iain Burnside (piano).

Sarah Mohr-Pietsch introduces a series of concerts from West Road Concert Hall in Cambridge, given by members of Britten Sinfonia. They feature a new work by a composer with an East Anglian connection, alongside pieces that have acted as a catalyst in its creation.
3/4. The featured composer is Kenneth Hesketh.
G Gabrielli: Canzon la Spiritata a 4 (1608); Canzon Seconda a 4 (1608)
Stravinsky: Octet
Mozart: Fantasia in Fm, K594 (arr. wind quintet)
Kenneth Hesketh: The Doctrine of Affections (first performance)
Britten Sinfonia.

Sarah Mohr-Pietsch introduces a series of concerts from West Road Concert Hall in Cambridge, given by members of Britten Sinfonia. They feature a new work by a composer with an East Anglian connection, alongside pieces that have acted as a catalyst in its creation.
2/4. The featured composer is Jason Yarde.
Dowland, arr MacGregor: Forelorn Hope Fancy; Mr Dowland's Midnight; Can She Excuse My Wrongs
Egberto Gismonti: Forrobodo; Frevo
Jason Yarde: Who Know the Beauty (first performance)
Piazzola, arr MacGregor: Michelangelo 70; Milonga del Angel; Libertango
Joanna MacGregor (piano)
Jason Yarde (saxophone)
Britten Sinfonia.

Sarah Mohr-Pietsch introduces a series of concerts from West Road Concert Hall in Cambridge, given by members of Britten Sinfonia. They feature a new work by a composer with an East Anglian connection, alongside pieces that have acted as a catalyst in its creation.
1/4. The featured composer is John Woolrich.
Purcell: Chacony in Gm
Berio: Duetti for two violins - Eduardo; Bruno; Aldo
Mozart: Adagio for cor anglais and string trio, K580a
Purcell: Fantasia VII in Cm; In Nomine 1 Gm; Fantasia XIII F - Upon One Note
John Woolrich: Quiddities for cor anglais and string quintet (first performance)
Strauss: String Sextet from Capriccio
Nicholas Daniel (cor anglais)
Britten Sinfonia.

Stephanie Hughes presents a concert by the Tokyo String Quartet, live from Wigmore Hall in London. Founded over 30 years ago, and still including the founder violist Kazuhide Isomura, it is widely regarded as one of the most distinguished quartets in the world.
Mozart: String Quartet in E flat, K428
Debussy: String Quartet in Gm, Op 10.

Fiona Talkington presents a series of concerts from LSO St Luke's, celebrating the songs of Schumann and some of his fellow romantics.
4/4. Joan Rodgers and Iain Burnside round off the series with Schumann's Frauenliebe und leben, coupled with songs by Richard Strauss.
Schumann: Frauenliebe und leben, Op 42
R Strauss: Begegnung; Rote Rosen; Die Erwachte Rose; Heimliche Aufforderung, Op 27'3; Die Georgine, Op 10'4; Die Verschwiegenen, Op 10'6; Die Zeitloser, Op 10'7;
Allerseelen, Op 10'8; Schlechtes Wetter, Op 69'5
Joan Rodgers (soprano)
Iain Burnside (piano).

Fiona Talkington presents a series of concerts from LSO St Luke's, celebrating the songs of Schumann and some of his fellow romantics.
3/4. Toby Spence is joined by Llyr Williams to perform the first true song-cycle, Beethoven's An die ferne Geliebte, which Schumann admitted had a huge influence on his own Dichterliebe.
Beethoven: Adelaide, Op 46; An die ferne Geliebte, Op 98
Schumann: Dichterliebe
Toby Spence (tenor)
Llyr Williams (piano).

Fiona Talkington presents a series of concerts from LSO St Luke's, celebrating the songs of Schumann and some of his fellow romantics.
2/4. Radio 3 New Generation Artist Christianne Stotijn features as the songs of Schumann are complimented by those of Sibelius and Brahms.
Schumann: Liederkreis, Op 39
Sibelius: Svarta Rosor, Op 36'1; Den Forsta kyssen, Op 37'1; Flickan kom ifran sin alsklings mote, Op 37'5
Brahms: Unbewegte laue Luft, Op 57'8; Meerfahrt, Op 96'4; O kuhler Wald, Op 72'3; Von ewiger Liebe, Op 43'1
Christianne Stotijn (mezzo-soprano)
Julius Drake (piano).

Fiona Talkington presents a series of concerts from LSO St Luke's, celebrating the songs of Schumann and some of his fellow romantics.
1/4. German baritone Christian Gerhaher combines Schumann with Hugo Wolf's settings of Goethe's poems about a blind harpist.
Schumann: Liederkreis, Op 24
Wolf: 3 Harfenspielerlieder - Harfenspieler 1 (Wer sich der Einsamkeit ergibt); Harfenspieler 2 (An die Türen will ich schleichen); Harfenspieler 3 (Wer nie sein Brot mit Tränen ass)
Schumann: 6 Songs, Op 36
Christian Gerhaher (baritone)
Gerold Huber (piano).

Stephanie Hughes presents pianist Freddy Kempf in a concert that includes one of the most challenging Beethoven piano sonatas. Live from Wigmore Hall in London.
JS Bach, arr Liszt: Prelude and fugue, BWV 543, in Am
Beethoven: Sonata for piano No 29, Op 106, in B flat - Hammerklavier.

Series of concerts, presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch, from the Schwarzenberg Schubertiade 2005.
4/4. We return to Schubert himself. His unfinished song Gretchen im Zwinger is sung by Dorothea Röschmann in its completion by Britten, and the Hagen Quartet perform his final string quartet.
Schubert: Gretchen im Zwinger, D564 (comp Britten)
Dorothea Röschmann (soprano)
Graham Johnson (piano)
SchubertQuartet in G, D887
Hagen String Quartet.

A series of concerts, presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch, from the Schwarzenberg Schubertiade 2005.
3/4. Bernarda Fink performs Schumann's first song cycle, based on Heine's poems of unrequited love. That's followed by Beethoven's first Piano Trio, a work which launched his career in Vienna.
Schumann: Liederkreis
Bernarda Fink (soprano)
Anthony Spiri (piano)
Beethoven: Piano trio in E flat, Op 1'1
Lisa Batiashvili (violin)
Adrian Brendel (cello)
Emmanuel Strosser (piano).

Series of concerts, presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch, from the Schwarzenberg Schubertiade 2005.
2/4. Russian pianist Elisabeth Leonskaja performs Schubert's final piano sonata. That's followed by two Mahler songs, performed by Bernarda Fink and Anthony Spiri.
Schubert: Piano sonata in B flat, D960
Elisabeth Leonskaja (piano)
Mahler: Nicht wiedersehen!; Erinnerung
Bernarda Fink (soprano)
Anthony Spiri (piano).

Series of concerts, presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch, from the Schwarzenberg Schubertiade 2005.
1/4. The Emerson Quartet perform one of Beethoven's late, great string quartets, followed by a lyrical Schubert Impromptu, performed by Elisabeth Leonskaja.
Beethoven: String Quartet in Am, Op 132
Emerson String Quartet
Schubert: Impromptu in G flat, D899'3
Elisabeth Leonskaja (piano).

Live from Wigmore Hall in London, presented by Fiona Talkington.
Still only in her early 20s but a hugely respected artist internationally - since winning the 5th Rostropovich Cello Competition at the tender age of 11 - Korean cellist Han-Na Chang plays one of the suites Britten wrote for Rostropovich. She also performs one of the Bach cello suites that has become an essential part of every great cellist's repertoire.
Bach: Suite for cello solo No 3, BWV 1009, in C
Britten: Suite for cello solo No 1, Op 72.

Celebrating Mozart
Chris de Souza presents a series of concerts from St George's, Bristol, featuring Mozart's Serenades and Divertimenti.
4/4. Wind Soloists of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment feature on period instruments for one of Mozart's best-loved serenades, popularly known as the Gran Partita.
Mozart: Serenade, K361, in B flat.

Celebrating Mozart
Chris de Souza presents a series of concerts from St George's, Bristol, featuring Mozart's Serenades and Divertimenti.
3/4. London Winds play a rarely heard Haydn Divertimento, and one of Mozart's most significant contributions to wind music, his Cm serenade.
Mozart, arr Wendt: excerpts from Così fan tutte
Haydn: Divertimento in E flat
Mozart: Serenade, K388, in Cm
London Winds
Michael Collins (director).

Celebrating Mozart
Chris de Souza presents a series of concerts from St George's, Bristol, featuring Mozart's Serenades and Divertimenti.
2/4. Mozart's birthplace, Salzburg, offered him many opportunities to write music for family and friends. One such piece is the joyous Divertimento in D, K334, which he wrote possibly for a graduation party for his friends, the Robinigs.
With The Gaudier Ensemble.

Celebrating Mozart
Chris de Souza presents a series of concerts from St George's, Bristol, featuring Mozart's Serenades and Divertimenti.
1/4. The Haffner Wind Ensemble, directed by Nicholas Daniel, couple the sunny Serenade in E flat, K357, with a new arrangement for 13 winds and double bass of Mozart's Piano Duet Sonata, K497.

Live from the Wigmore Hall, Stephanie Hughes introduces a recital by German baritone Olaf Bär, with pianist Melvyn Tan, in a programme of Lieder by Mozart, Schönberg and Haydn.
Mozart: Im Frühlingsanfang, An Chloe, Abendempfindung
Schönberg: Die Aufgeregten, Traumleben, Erwartung, Erhebung, Verlassen
Haydn: Gegenliebe, Trost unglücklicher Liebe, Antwort auf die Frage eines Mädchens
Schönberg: 5 lieder from the Buch der hängenden Gärten - Saget mir, auf welchem Pfade, Wenn ich heut nicht deinen Leib berühre, Das schöne Beet betracht ich mir, Wenn sich bei heil'ger Ruh, Als wir hinter dem beblühmten Tore
Mozart: Cantate - Die ihr des unermeßlichen Weltalls.

BBC New Generation Artists in Manchester
4/4. Austrian cellist Christian Poltera is joined by pianist Kathryn Stott for a Bridgewater Hall recital of French music from the early decades of the 20th Century. Presented by Verity Sharp.
Debussy: Cello Sonata
Fauré: Cello Sonata in Gm
Messiaen: Louange à l'eternité de Jesus (from Quartet for the End of Time)
Nadia Boulanger: 3 pièces.

BBC New Generation Artists in Manchester
3/4. A series of recitals recorded at the Bridgewater Hall - The Ondine Piano Trio, from Denmark, are in the spotlight. Presented by Verity Sharp.
Lizst, (arr Saint Saëns): Orphee
Schubert: Piano Trio in B flat, D898.

BBC New Generation Artists in Manchester
2/4. The second in a series of recitals recorded at the Bridgewater Hall is given by the talented British tenor Andrew Kennedy, and includes the world premiere of Hugh Wood's latest settings of Robert Graves. Presented by Verity Sharp.
Beethoven: An die ferne Geliebte
Hugh Wood: Robert Graves Songs, Op 49, BBC/RPS Commission, first performance
Grainger: Lord Maxwell's Goodnight; The Willow Song; Bold Williams Taylor
Andrew Kennedy (tenor)
Simon Lepper (piano).

BBC New Generation Artists in Manchester
1/4. The first in a series of recitals recorded at the Bridgewater Hall features the young Polish ensemble the Royal String Quartet. Introduced by Verity Sharp.
Haydn: String Quartet in G, Op 77, No 1
Bartók: String Quartet No 6.

Stephanie Hughes presents Berlin's Artemis Quartet, playing live at Wigmore Hall in London. The Quartet are recent members of Radio 3's New Generation Artists Scheme.
Schubert: Quartet in Am, D804, Rosamunde
Ligeti: Quartet No 1 - Metamorphoses nocturnes.

Catherine Bott concludes a series of lunchtime concerts from the Symphony Hall, Birmingham, which feature the music of France and Russia.
4/4. The Jerusalem Quartet play Ravel and Shostakovich.
Ravel: Quartet for strings in F
Shostakovich: Quartet for strings No 10, Op 118, in A flat.

Catherine Bott introduces a series of lunchtime concerts from the Symphony Hall, Birmingham, which feature the music of France and Russia.
3/4. Jean-Philippe Collard plays two of Gabriel Faure's beautiful Barcarolles and his Theme and Variations, together with Mussorgsky's ever popular Pictures from an Exhibition.

Catherine Bott introduces a series of lunchtime concerts from the Symphony Hall, Birmingham, which feature the music of France and Russia.
2/4. The Fibonacci Sequence stretches from Sextet to Nonet in a programme which includes Poulenc's Mouvements Perpetuel and Stravinsky's Septet.
Poulenc: 3 Mouvements perpetuels, arr for 9 instruments; Sextet for piano and wind
Stravinsky: Septet; Octet.

Catherine Bott introduces a series of lunchtime concerts from the Symphony Hall, Birmingham, which feature the music of France and Russia.
1/4. Soprano Joan Rodgers performs songs by Mussorgsky, Fauré and Rachmaninov - accompanied by pianist Malcolm Martineau.
Mussorgsky: The Nursery
Rachmaninov: Six songs, Op 38
Fauré: Mai (hugo) Op 1, No 2; L'absent, Op 5, No 3: Rêve d'amour, Op 5, No 2; Clair de Lune, Op 46, No 2; Prison, Op 83, No 1; Green No 3 from Cinq mélodies de Venise, Op 58; C'est l'extase from Cinq mélodies de Venise, Op 58, No 5; Mandoline No 1 from Cinq mélodies de Venise, Op 58.

Live from Wigmore Hall in London, presented by Stephanie Hughes.
Swedish soprano Miah Persson makes a return to Wigmore Hall with fellow Swede, pianist Mattias Böhm, in a concert beginning with a fitting tribute to the Schumanns - in the year marking the 150th anniversary of the death of Robert Schumann.
Robert Schumann; Widmung 1; Der Himmel hat eine Träne geweint; Volksliedchen; Schneeglöckchen
Clara Schumann: Er ist gekommen; Liebst du um Schönheit; Warum willst du andre fragen; Lorelei
Sibelius: Den första kyssen; Var det en dröm?; Våren flyktar hastigt; Säv, säv susa; Flickan kom ifån sin älsklings möte
Richard Strauss: Ständchen; Ich schwebe; Schlagende Herzen; Morgen; Zueignung.

Series of concerts, presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch, from the Schwarzenberg Schubertiade 2005.
4/4. We return to Schubert himself. His unfinished song Gretchen im Zwinger is sung by Dorothea Röschmann in its completion by Britten, and the Hagen Quartet perform his final string quartet.
Schubert: Gretchen im Zwinger, D564 (comp Britten)
Dorothea Röschmann (soprano)
Graham Johnson (piano)
SchubertQuartet in G, D887
Hagen String Quartet.

A series of concerts, presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch, from the Schwarzenberg Schubertiade 2005.
3/4. Bernarda Fink performs Schumann's first song cycle, based on Heine's poems of unrequited love. That's followed by Beethoven's first Piano Trio, a work which launched his career in Vienna.
Schumann: Liederkreis
Bernarda Fink (soprano)
Anthony Spiri (piano)
Beethoven: Piano trio in E flat, Op 1'1
Lisa Batiashvili (violin)
Adrian Brendel (cello)
Emmanuel Strosser (piano).

Series of concerts, presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch, from the Schwarzenberg Schubertiade 2005.
2/4. Russian pianist Elisabeth Leonskaja performs Schubert's final piano sonata. That's followed by two Mahler songs, performed by Bernarda Fink and Anthony Spiri.
Schubert: Piano sonata in B flat, D960
Elisabeth Leonskaja (piano)
Mahler: Nicht wiedersehen!; Erinnerung
Bernarda Fink (soprano)
Anthony Spiri (piano).

Series of concerts, presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch, from the Schwarzenberg Schubertiade 2005.
1/4. The Emerson Quartet perform one of Beethoven's late, great string quartets, followed by a lyrical Schubert Impromptu, performed by Elisabeth Leonskaja.
Beethoven: String Quartet in Am, Op 132
Emerson String Quartet
Schubert: Impromptu in G flat, D899'3
Elisabeth Leonskaja (piano).

Live from Wigmore Hall in London, presented by Fiona Talkington.
Still only in her early 20s but a hugely respected artist internationally - since winning the 5th Rostropovich Cello Competition at the tender age of 11 - Korean cellist Han-Na Chang plays one of the suites Britten wrote for Rostropovich. She also performs one of the Bach cello suites that has become an essential part of every great cellist's repertoire.
Bach: Suite for cello solo No 3, BWV 1009, in C
Britten: Suite for cello solo No 1, Op 72.

Fiona Talkington concludes a series of concerts from LSO St Luke's in London, celebrating the music of two contemporary romantics.
The Romantic Muse - Schumann and Mendelssohn
4/4. A varied selection of songs, covering themes of passion, drama and humour - performed by soprano Joan Rodgers and pianist Julius Drake.
Schumann: Singet nicht in Trauertönen, Der Nussbaum, Lied der Suleika, Aufträge, Dein Angesicht, Zwei Venetianisches Lieder, Meine Rose, Jasminenstrauch, Röslein Röslein!, Die Kartenlegerin, Das Verlassene Mägdelein, Er ist's
Mendelssohn: Suleika 1&2, Hexenlied, Minnelied, Auf Flüglen des Gesanges, Der Mond, Wanderlied.

Fiona Talkington presents a series of concerts from LSO St Luke's in London, celebrating the music of two contemporary romantics.
The Romantic Muse - Schumann and Mendelssohn
3/4. Featuring Schumann's 2nd Piano Trio, and the work he described as the 'master-trio of the age', Mendelssohn's first. Performed by former New Generation Artists the Kungsbacka Piano Trio.
Schumann: Trio for piano and strings No 2 in F, Op 80
Mendelssohn: Trio for piano and strings No 1 in Dm, Op 49.

Fiona Talkington presents a series of concerts from LSO St Luke's in London, celebrating the music of two contemporary romantics.
The Romantic Muse - Schumann and Mendelssohn
2/4. Featuring one of the string quartets that Schumann dedicated to Mendelssohn, before Mendelssohn's personal favourite from his Op 44 set. They are performed by Radio 3 New Generation Artists the Psophos Quartet.
Schumann: Quartet for strings in A, Op 41'3
Mendelssohn: Quartet for strings No 3 in D, Op 44'1.

Fiona Talkington presents a series of concerts from LSO St Luke's in London, celebrating the music of two contemporary romantics.
The Romantic Muse - Schumann and Mendelssohn
1/4. Polish pianist Ewa Kupiec performs a set of variations by each composer.
Mendelssohn: Variations serieuses for piano, Op 54
Schumann: Etudes en formes de variations for piano, Op 13, vers. rev. 1852 with variations Op, posth.

From Wigmore Hall in London presented by Stephanie Hughes.
The Beaux Arts Trio, now in its 51st Season and still featuring pianist and founding member Menahem Pressler, makes a welcome return to Wigmore Hall.
Brahms: Piano Trio No 3 in Cm, Op 101
SchnittkePiano Trio.

4/4. Celebrating Mozart
Petroc Trelawny presents the last of four recitals from Belfast celebrating the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth.
Mozart: Sonata for Violin and Piano in G, K301/293a; Piano Sonata in F, K332; Trio in E, K542
Vienna Piano Trio.

3/4. Celebrating Mozart
Petroc Trelawny presents the third in four recitals from Belfast celebrating the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth.
Mozart: Sonata in F major, K280; Sonata in B flat, K281; Sonata in D, K284
Leon McCawley (Piano).

Celebrating Mozart
2/4. Petroc Trelawny presents recitals from Belfast celebrating the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth.
Mozart: Sonata for piano and violin in C, K296; Variations on an allegretto in B flat for piano, K500; Trio in B flat, K502
Kungsbacka Piano Trio.

Celebrating Mozart
1/4. Petroc Trelawny presents recitals from Belfast celebrating the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth.
Mozart: Sonata for violin and cello in C, K46d; Trio (Divertimento) in E flat, K563
Leopold String Trio.

Live from Wigmore Hall in London, presented by Stephanie Hughes.
Making their Wigmore Hall debut playing as a quartet, the individual members of the Arcanto Quartet (formed in 2004) are already well-known and highly respected soloists.
Haydn: String Quartet, Op 71, No 2, in D
Webern: 6 Bagatelles for string quartet, Op 9
Ravel: String Quartet in F
Antje Weithaas, Daniel Sepec (violin)
Tabea Zimmerman (viol)
Jean-Quijen Queyras (cello).

4/8. Schwarzenberg Schubertiade 2005
Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces a series of concerts featuring highlights from the 2005 Schubertiade Festival in Schwarzenberg, Austria. Ian Bostridge and Elizabeth Kenny perform music by Dowland, followed by Britten's Lachrymae, his reflections on a song by Dowland. Then the Emerson String Quartet perform Mendelssohn's final work, his String Quartet in Fm.
Dowlan: In Darkness Let Me Dwell
Ian Bostridge (tenor)
Elizabeth Kenny (lute)
Dowland: Captain Digorie Piper his Galliard
Lachrimae antiquae
Elizabeth Kenny (lute)
Britten: Lachrymae
Krzysztof Chorzelski (viola)
Julius Drake (piano)
Mendelssohn: Quartet for Strings No 6 in Fm
Emerson String Quartet.

3/8. Schwarzenberg Schubertiade 2005
Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces a series of concerts featuring highlights from the 2005 Schubertiade Festival in Schwarzenberg, Austria. This concert demonstrates that there's more to the festival than just Schubert. Lisa Batiashvili and Emmanuel Strosser perform Debussy's Violin Sonata, and are then joined by cellist Adrian Brendel for Schumann's Piano Trio No 1. Plus Ian Bostridge and Elizabeth Kenny perform music from an earlier age, by Dowland.
Debussy: Sonata for violin and piano
Lisa Batiashvili (violin)
Emmanuel Strosser (piano)
Schumann: Trio for piano and strings No 1 in Dm, Op 63
Lisa Batiashvili (violin)
Adrian Brendel (cello)
Emmanuel Strosser (piano)
John Dowland: Time stands still
Ian Bostridge (tenor)
Elizabeth Kenny (lute).

2/8. Schwarzenberg Schubertiade 2005
Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces a series of concerts featuring highlights from the 2005 Schubertiade Festival in Schwarzenberg, Austria. Including Schubert's String Quartet in Am, with a slow movement theme based on his incidental music for Rosamunde. Plus, German soprano Dorothea Röschmann performs Berg's lyrical Seven Early Songs.
Berg: Seven Early Songs
Dorothea Röschmann (mezzo-soprano)
Graham Johnson (piano)
Schubert: Quartet for strings in Am, D804
Hagen Quartet.

1/8. Schwarzenberg Schubertiade 2005
Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces a series of concerts featuring highlights from the 2005 Schubertiade Festival in Schwarzenberg, Austria. An all-Schubert programme has at its centre the mighty Quintet in C, performed by the Alban Berg Quartet with cellist Mario Brunello.
Jäger, ruhe von der Jagd, D838 (Ellens Gesang II)
Dorothea Röschmann (mezzo soprano)
Graham Johnson (piano)
Quintet for Strings in C, D956
Alban Berg Quartet
Mario Brunello (cello)
Gretchen am Spinnrade, D118
Dorothea Röschmann (mezzo soprano)
Graham Johnson (piano).

Live from Wigmore Hall in London, presented by Stephanie Hughes.
Pianist Rolf Hind, well known for his interpretations of contemporary music, performs an eclectic selection of works, from the impressionism of Debussy to music for prepared piano by John Cage.
Satie: Gnossienne No 1
Cage: Sonata No 4; Sonata No 2
Debussy: La Terrasse des audiences au clair de lune (prel bk 2) - Ondine
Cage: Sonata No 5; Sonata No 6
Schoenberg: Sechs kleine klavierstucke
Cage: Interlude No 3
Debussy: Pour les sonorites opposes; Pour les degres chromatiques (Etudes)
Satie: Preludes Flasques (pour un chien); Gnossienne 3
Cage: Sonatas 14 and 15 (Gemini).

A Russian Winter
Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces piano recitals with Russian pianists playing the music of their compatriots, with the focus on Rachmaninov. From Broadcasting House, Glasgow.
4/4. Featuring Nikolai Demidenko.
Medtner: Forgotten melodies, Op 29, No 2; Canzona matinata and No 5 Sonata tragica
Rachmaninov: Preludes, Op 10, Nos 1-5; Etudes-tableaux, Op 39, Nos 4 & 5.

A Russian Winter
Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces piano recitals with Russian pianists playing the music of their compatriots, with the focus on Rachmaninov. From Studio One in
Broadcasting House, Glasgow.
3/4. Featuring Boris Berezovsky.
Lyadov: Prelude, Op 40, No 3; Prelude, Op 36, No 3; Prelude, Op 31, No 2; Prelude, Op 46, No 3; Prelude, Op 57, No 3
Rachmaninov: Preludes, Op 32
Balakirev: Islamey.

A Russian Winter
Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces piano recitals with Russian pianists playing the music of their compatriots, with the focus on Rachmaninov. From Broadcasting House, Glasgow.
2/4. Featuring Nicolai Lugansky.
Skryabin:Studies, Op 8, Nos 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11 & 12
Rachmaninov: Etudes Tableaux, Op 33.

A Russian Winter
Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces piano recitals with Russian pianists playing the music of their compatriots, with the focus on Rachmaninov.
1/4. Former Radio 3 New Generation Artist Alexander Melnikov teams Rachmaninov with the music of Skryabin.
Skryabin:Fantasy, Op 28; 2 Poems, Op 32; Sonata No 3 in F sharp m; Sonata No 9 in F - Black Mass
Rachmaninov: Preludes, Op 23, Nos 6 & 10; Etudes-Tableaux, Op 39, No 2.

Live from London, Stephanie Hughes welcomes the renowned Russian string quartet, the Kopelman Quartet, back to Wigmore Hall. They excel in music by their countrymen and include a quartet by Tchaikovsky in the programme.
Schubert: String Quartet in E flat, D87
Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No 2 in F, Op 22.

Celebrating Mozart, the Great Quartets
Continuing Radio 3's year-long celebration of Mozart, the week's concerts are devoted to his great mature string quartets. Presented by Fiona Talkington at LSO St Luke's in London.
5/5. The Skampa Quartet play another of the quartets dedicated to Haydn, together with another of the so-called 'Prussian' quartets.
Mozart: String Quartet in C, K465 - Dissonance; String Quartet in B flat, K589.

Celebrating Mozart, the Great Quartets
4/5. Continuing Radio 3's year-long celebration of Mozart, the week's concerts are devoted to his great mature string quartets. Presented by Fiona Talkington.
The Skampa Quartet play another of the quartets dedicated to Haydn, together with the first of the so-called 'Prussian' quartets.
Mozart: String Quartet in A, K464 - Hoffmeister; String Quartet in D, K575.

Celebrating Mozart, the Great Quartets
3/5. Continuing Radio 3's year-long celebration of Mozart, the week's concerts are devoted to his great mature string quartets. Presented by Fiona Talkington.
The Belcea Quartet has gained world-class status since its formation at the Royal College of Music in 1994. They play two of Mozart's later quartets.
Mozart: String Quartet in D, K499 - Hoffmeister; String Quartet in F, K590.

Celebrating Mozart, the Great Quartets
2/5. Continuing Radio 3's year-long celebration of Mozart, the week's concerts are devoted to his great mature string quartets. Presented by Fiona Talkington.
New Generation Artists The Royal String Quartet, from Poland, play two more of the quartets dedicated to Haydn, at LSO St Luke's in London.
Mozart: String Quartet in G, K387; String Quartet in B flat, K458 - Hunt.

Celebrating Mozart, the Great Quartets
Continuing Radio 3's year-long celebration of Mozart, the week's concerts are devoted to his great mature string quartets. Presented by Fiona Talkington.
1/5. The series begins with the renowned Skampa Quartet from Prague, with two of the six quartets that Mozart dedicated to his friend Haydn. Live from Wigmore Hall in London.
Mozart: String Quartet in Dm, K421; String Quartet in E flat, K428.

Celebrating Mozart
4/4. A series of recitals featuring some of the music which contributed to Mozart's 'star' status in Viennese society during 1784. From the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, introduced by Petroc Trelawny.
The Serenade in B flat was written for the celebrated Vienna Court wind ensemble, or harmonie. Mozart did not hear the first performance. Such was his popularity in 1784, he was in the suburbs, supervising another concert of his music.
Serenade for 13 winds in B flat, K361
Manchester Camerata
Douglas Boyd (conductor).

Celebrating Mozart
3/4. A series of recitals featuring some of the music which contributed to Mozart's 'star' status in Viennese society during 1784. From the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, introduced by Petroc Trelawny.
Mozart thought that his Quintet for piano and wind was one of the best things he had written do date. Arrangements for wind selections from his opera Die Entführung aus dem Serail were proving so popular that he even made one of his own.
arr JN Wendt: selections from Die Entführung
Piano Sonata in C, K330
Quintet for Piano and Wind in E flat, K453
Ashley Wass (piano)
Galliard Wind Ensemble.

Celebrating Mozart
2/4. A series of recitals featuring some of the music which contributed to Mozart's 'star' status in Viennese society during 1784. From the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, introduced by Petroc Trelawny.
Fantasy-Fragment in Dm, K397
Sonata in A, K331
Violin Sonata in B flat, K454
Ronald Brautigam (forte-piano)
Marieke Blankestijn (violin).

Celebrating Mozart
1/4. Opening a series of recitals featuring some of the music which contributed to Mozart's 'star' status in Viennese society during 1784. From the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, introduced by Petroc Trelawny.
Haydn: Quartet, Op 33, No 2 (Joke)
Mozart: Quartet in B flat, K458 (The Hunt)
Wihan Quartet.

Venice has inspired many composers over the centuries. American mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato and pianist Julius Drake perform songs covering all aspects of that romantic city - by Italian, French and English composers.
Live from Wigmore Hall in London, presented by Stephanie Hughes.
Rossini: La regata Veneziana
Michael Head: Three Songs of Venice - The Gondolier, St Mark's Square, Rain Storm
Faure: Cinq chansons de Venise - Mandoline, En sourdine, Green, A Clymnene, C'est l'extase
Hahn: Venezia - Sopra l'acqua indormenzada, La Barcheta, L'avertimento, La Biondina in Gondoleta, Che peca'!, La Primavera.

Chopin Plus
Fiona Talkington presents the young Welsh pianist and former Radio 3 New Generation Artist Llyr Williams performing from LSO St Luke's in London. Williams has taken the classical music world by storm since he first came to prominence at the Edinburgh Festival three years ago. His programme explores the influence of Chopin on Claude Debussy.
Debussy:Masques, Clair de lune, L'isle joyeuse
Chopin: Etudes Op.10: No.10 A flat major, No.11 E flat major, No.12 Revolutionary
Chopin: Etudes Op.25 : No.5 Em, No.12 Cm
Debussy:2 Etudes: Pour les agréments, Pour les arpègescomposés
Chopin: Ballade No.4 in Fm, Op.52.

Chopin Plus
Chopin has played an important part in the career of pianist Freddy Kempf, who partners his music with that of another technically dazzling pianist-composer, Franz Liszt. From LSO St Luke's in London, presented by Fiona Talkington.
Chopin: Ballade No 1 in Gm, Op 23
Liszt: Après une lecture de Dante: Fantasia quasi sonata (Dante Sonata), S161/No 7
Chopin: Sonata No 3 in Bm, Op 58.

2/4. Chopin Plus
Fiona Talkington presents Canadian pianist Angela Hewitt from LSO St Luke's in London.
Hewitt is already revered for her playing of Bach and she has also proved to be a wonderfully sensitive Chopin performer. Her programme combines a selection of Chopin dances with one of Bach's dance-influenced French Suites.
Bach: French Suite No 5 in Bm, BWV 816
Chopin: Three Mazurkas Op 50
Chopin: Waltzes Op 64, No 2 in C-sharp m, Op 70, No 1 in G flat, Op 42 in A flat
Chopin: Scherzo No 2, Op 31 in B flat m.

1/4. Chopin Plus
Fiona Talkington presents the first of four piano recitals this week featuring Chopin alongside composers who influenced or who were inspired by him.
In this concert from LSO St Luke's in London, British pianist and former Radio 3 New Generation Artist Ashley Wass links Chopin with Beethoven.
Beethoven: Sonata in Cm, Op 13, No 8, Pathétique
Chopin: Two Nocturnes, Op 27
Beethoven: Three Bagatelles, Op 126: No 3 in E flat; No 4 in Bm; no 6 in E flat
Chopin: Fantasy in Fm, Op 49.

New Generation Artists
Verity Sharp presents the a performance by the brilliant young French pianist, Cédric Tiberghien from Wigmore Hall in London.
Tiberghien joined the Radio 3 New Generation Artists Scheme this year following a critically acclaimed performance of Bach's 24 Preludes and Fugues during Radio 3's Bach week recently. He plays more Bach, together with Janácek and Beethoven.
Bach: Partita No 1 in B flat, BWV 825
Janácek: In the Mists
Beethoven: Piano sonata in Fm Op 2, No 1.

Celebrating Mozart
4/4. Phil George presents the last of this week's concerts dedicated to Mozart's chamber music, given by the Vienna Piano Trio at Cardiff University.
Mozart: Sonata for violin and piano in E flat, K481
Mozart: Sonata in F for violin and cello, K46e
Mozart: Piano trio in G, K564.

Celebrating Mozart
3/4. As part of Radio 3's special programming to commemorate Mozart's 250th birthday, Phil George presents the third of four all-Mozart concerts from Cardiff University. A concert of Mozart's solo piano repertoire, played by Finghin Collins.
Sonata in B flat, K281
Mozart: Sonata in F, K332
Mozart: Sonata in Cm, K457.

Celebrating Mozart
2/4. As part of Radio 3's special programming to commemorate the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth, Phil George presents the second of four all-Mozart concerts from Cardiff University. Featuring a piano duet repertoire played by Artur Pizarro and Vita Panomariovaite.
Sonata in D, K381
Andante and Variations in G, K501
Sonata in C, K19d
Sonata in B flat, K358.

Celebrating Mozart
1/4. As part of Radio 3's special programming to commemorate the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth, Phil George presents the first of four all-Mozart concerts from Cardiff University. The Kungsbacka Piano Trio perform a mix of the familiar and less well known chamber repertoire.
Sonata for violin and piano in Em, K304
Minuet in D for solo piano, K355
Sonata for violin and piano in E flat, K302
Piano trio in Dm, K422 (completed by Stadler)
Kungsbacka Piano Trio
Malin Broman (violin)
Jesper Svedberg (cello)
Simon Crawford-Phillips (piano).

From Wigmore Hall in London, presented by Stephanie Hughes.
The Poems of Théophile Gautier
Mezzo-soprano Bernarda Fink and pianist Roger Vignoles host a programme of songs inspired by one of the major literary figures of 19th-century France, the poet Théophile Gautier. Around 500 of his poems have been set to music.
Gounod: Où voulez-vous aller?
Fauré: La Chanson du Pêcheur
Duparc: Lamento; Au pays où se fait la Guerre
De Falla: Trois poèmes de Théophile Gautier - Les Colombes; Chinoiserie; Séguidille
Berlioz: Les Nuits d'Eté, Op 7.

4/4. Celebrating Mozart
From the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow, Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces music for piano trio.
Mozart: Sonata for violin and piano in B flat, K454; Rondo in D, K485; Trio in C, K548
Vienna Piano Trio
Wolfgang Redik (violin)
Matthias Gredler (cello)
Stefan Mendl (piano).

Celebrating Mozart
3/4. Continuing a series of Mozart concerts from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow, introduced by Sara Mohr-Pietsch. Featuring sonatas and miniatures.
Rondo in Am K511; Sonata in C, K279; Adagio in Bm K540; Sonata in D, K576
Leon McCawley (piano).

Celebrating Mozart
2/4. Continuing a series of Mozart concerts from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow, introduced by Sara Mohr-Pietsch.
Sonata in F K497; Sonata in C, K521
Artur Pizarro, Vita Panomariovaite (piano duet).

Celebrating Mozart
1/4. Starting a series of Mozart concerts from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow, introduced by Sara Mohr-Pietsch.
Divertimento (trio) in B flat, K254
Fantasia in Dm, K397
Piano trio in G, K496
Kungsbacka Trio
Malin Broman (violin)
Jesper Svedberg (cello)
Simon Crawford-Phillips (piano).

Universally considered to be a master of the fortepiano, German musician Andreas Staier gives an all-Mozart recital. Live from Wigmore Hall in London, presented by Fiona Talkington.
Sonata E flat, K282
Variations G, K455, on Gluck's Arietta 'Unser dummer Pöbel meint'
Fantasia and Piano Sonata in Cm, K475/457.

Petroc Trelawny introduces another in the series of concerts from the Waterfront Hall in Belfast featuring pieces from two great musical cities - Prague and Vienna.
4/4. The Galliard Ensemble perform music for wind instruments by Mozart and 20th-century Czech composers.
Mozart, arr Rechtman: Quintet in Cm, K406
Zemlinsky: Humoresque
Martinu: Two madrigals
Haas: Quintet, Op 10.

Petroc Trelawny introduces another in the series of concerts from the Waterfront Hall in Belfast featuring pieces from two great musical cities - Prague and Vienna.
3/4. Tenor James Gilchrist and pianist Julius Drake perform two of the 19th Century's most successful song cycles.
Beethoven: An Die Ferne Geliebte
Schumann: Dichterliebe.

Petroc Trelawny introduces another in the series of concerts from the Waterfront Hall in Belfast featuring pieces from two great musical cities - Prague and Vienna.
2/4. Young Czech pianist Lukas Vondracek plays music by Mozart, Novak and Smetana.
Mozart: Sonata in C, K330
Novak: Songs of a Winter Night
Smetana: The Dreams.

Petroc Trelawny introduces a series of concerts from the Waterfront Hall in Belfast featuring pieces from two great musical cities - Prague and Vienna.
1/4. The Wihan Quartet perform works by the most famous musical sons of these cities - Dvorák and Mozart.
Dvorák: Quartet No 10 in E flat
Mozart: Quartet, K421, in D.

Live from the Wigmore Hall, Sean Rafferty presents a recital from Swedish mezzo-soprano Katerina Karnéus, who is joined by fellow Swede, pianist Johan Ullén.
Schubert: Frühlingsglaube, D686; Der Musensohn, D764; Wanderers Nachtlied, D768; Klärchens Lied, D210; Bei dir allein D866/2; Rastlose Liebe, D138
Debussy: Chansons de Bilitis
Poulenc: Métamorphoses
Wagner: Wesendonk Lieder.

Petroc Trelawny introduces another in the series of concerts from the Waterfront Hall in Belfast featuring pieces from two great musical cities - Prague and Vienna.
3/4. Tenor James Gilchrist and pianist Julius Drake perform two of the 19th Century's most successful song cycles.
Beethoven: An Die Ferne Geliebte
Schumann: Dichterliebe.

Petroc Trelawny introduces another in the series of concerts from the Waterfront Hall in Belfast featuring pieces from two great musical cities - Prague and Vienna.
2/4. Young Czech pianist Lukas Vondracek plays music by Mozart, Novak and Smetana.
Mozart: Sonata in C, K330
Novak: Songs of a Winter Night
Smetana: The Dreams.

Petroc Trelawny introduces a series of concerts from the Waterfront Hall in Belfast featuring pieces from two great musical cities - Prague and Vienna.
1/4. The Wihan Quartet perform works by the most famous musical sons of these cities - Dvorák and Mozart.
Dvorák: Quartet No 10 in E flat
Mozart: Quartet, K421, in D.

Live from the Wigmore Hall, Sean Rafferty presents a recital from Swedish mezzo-soprano Katerina Karnéus, who is joined by fellow Swede, pianist Johan Ullén.
Schubert: Frühlingsglaube, D686; Der Musensohn, D764; Wanderers Nachtlied, D768; Klärchens Lied, D210; Bei dir allein D866/2; Rastlose Liebe, D138
Debussy: Chansons de Bilitis
Poulenc: Métamorphoses
Wagner: Wesendonk Lieder.