Piano Festivals In Perth And Glasgow

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01Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20150106

From the Perth Sundays piano series, Simon Crawford-Phillips and Philip Moore tackle the peaks of Beethoven's Grosse Fuge and Brahms's String Sextet No 2 in the composers' own arrangements for four hands at one piano, while at the Glasgow Piano Festival, Alasdair Beatson and the Hebrides Ensemble present Judith Weir's transformation of the folk song Arise! Arise! You Slumbering Sleepers

Brahms: String Sextet No 2 in G major

Simon Crawford-Phillips and Philip Moore (piano duet)

Weir: Arise! Arise! You Slumbering Sleepers

Hebrides Ensemble,

Alasdair Beatson (piano).

Beethoven: Grosse Fuge

02Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20150107

More from The Piano festival weekend in Glasgow where Russian virtuoso pianist Katya Apekisheva contrasts Schumann's Carnival atmosphere of the Faschingsschwank aus Wien with the more introverted and impressionistic world of Janacek in his four-part piano cycle In the Mists. The Gould Piano Trio showcase James MacMillan's Second Piano Trio which was originally written for them and first performed earlier this year.

Schumann: Faschingsschwank aus Wien Op 26

MacMillan: Piano Trio No 2

Janacek: In the Mists

Katya Apekisheva (piano)

Gould Piano Trio.

03Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20150108

From the 2014 Piano Festival in Glasgow, the Gould Piano Trio play an old favourite, Beethoven's 'Archduke' trio, while pianist Alasdair Beatson presents the beautiful Darknesse Visible by Thomas Ades - an explosion of John Dowland's seventeenth-century lute song using the full range of the instrument.

Ades: Darknesse Visible

Alasdair Beatson (piano)

Beethoven: Piano Trio in B flat major, Op 97 (Archduke)

Gould Piano Trio.

04Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20150109
04Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20150109

Katya Apekisheva, the Hebrides Ensemble and the Crawford-Phillips/Moore duettists play music by Domenico Scarlatti, Thomas Ades and Ravel at Piano Festivals in Glasgow and Perth

Domenico Scarlatti: Sonatas in F minor, E major and B minor

Katya Apekisheva (piano)

Ades: Piano Quintet

Hebrides Ensemble,

Alasdair Beatson (piano)

Ravel: Mother Goose

Simon Crawford-Phillips and Philip Moore (piano duet).