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20061207

Haydn

3/4.

Sara Mohr-pietsch introduces a recital from St Cecilia's Hall, Edinburgh.

Catherine Bott (soprano)

David Owen Norris (piano)

Original Canzonettas, Book 2, H XXVIa 31-36

Piano Sonata in D, H XVI 37

Arianna a Naxos - cantata.

20061208

Haydn

4/4.

Sara Mohr-pietsch introduces a series of recitals from Glasgow University Concert Hall.

Ronald Brautigam (piano)

Sonata in Cm, H XVI 20

Andante con Variazioni, H XVII 6

Sonata in A flat, H XVI 46.

20061214

Fiona Talkington presents a Mozart recital by Andreas Staier, recorded in the Wigmore Hall.

Sonata in E flat, K282

Variations in G on Gluck's Unser dummer Pobel meint, K455

Fantasia and Sonata in C minor, K 475/457.

20061215

Stephanie Hughes presents a recital by mezzo Joyce DiDonato and pianist Julius Drake in a programme of songs inspired by the city of Venice, recorded in the Wigmore Hall.

Rossini: La regata Veneziana.

Michael Head: The Gondolier; St Mark's Square; Rain Storm.

Faure: Mandoline; En sourdine; Green; A Clymnene; C'est l'extase.

Hahn: Sopra l'acqua indormenzada; La Barcheta; L'avertimento; La Biondina in Gondoleta; Che peca'!; La Primavera.

20061218

Live from the Wigmore Hall, London, Verity Sharp presents a recital by award-winning pianist and Radio 3 New Generation Artist Martin Helmchen.

Mozart: Variations on Ah vous dirai-je maman, K265

Schubert: Moments Musicaux, D780 (selection)

Beethoven: Sonata in C, Op 53 (Waldstein).

20061220

2/4.

BBC New Generation Artists in Manchester

Verity Sharp introduces a series recorded at the Bridgewater Hall.

Alina Ibragimova (violin)

Huw Watkins (piano)

Mozart: Sonata in F, K376

Beethoven: Sonata in G, Op 30 No 3

Prokofiev: Sonata in D, Op 94b

Schumann: Quartet in Am, Op 41 No 1.

20061225

Stephanie Hughes introduces a recital recorded in the Wigmore Hall, featuring the highly acclaimed Kopelman Quartet from Russia.

Schubert: String Quartet in E flat, D87

Tchaikovsky: String Quartet in F, Op 22.

20061226

1/4.

Fiona Talkington presents a series of concerts recorded in LSO St Luke's, featuring ECHO rising stars, 2006 - outstanding young musicians selected by concert hall directors in Europe and America.

Efe Baltacigil (cello)

Anna Polonsky (piano)

Bach: Sonata in G, BWV 1027

Adnan Ahmet-Saygun: Cello Sonata

Franck: Sonata in A.

20061227

2/4.

Fiona Talkington presents a series of concerts recorded in LSO St Luke's, featuring ECHO rising stars, 2006 - outstanding young musicians selected by concert hall directors in Europe and America.

Soprano Susanna Andersson and pianist Eugene Asti perform songs by Mozart, Strauss, Peterson-Berger and Schumann.

20061229

4/4.

Fiona Talkington presents a series of concerts recorded in LSO St Luke's, featuring ECHO rising stars, 2006 - outstanding young musicians selected by concert hall directors in Europe and America.

Cuarteto Casals

Arriaga: String Quartet No 3

Shostakovich: String Quartet No 3.

20070102

Another chance to hear a recital given at the Wigmore Hall, London, by Andrew Manze (violin) and Richard Egarr (harpsichord).

Vivaldi: Sonata in Gm, RV 757 (Manchester)

Handel: Sonata in A, Op 1 No 3

Bach: Preludes and Fugues Nos 21, 24 (The Well Tempered Clavier, Book 1)

Biber: Violin Sonata No 3.

20070103

Fiona Talkington introduces a recital by Korean cellist Han-Na Chang.

Bach: Suite No 3, BWV1009

Britten: Suite No 1, Op 72.

20070104

Stephanie Hughes presents a recital by the celebrated Takacs Quartet.

Bartok: String Quartet No 2

Mozart: Quartet in C, K465 (Dissonance).

20070105

Fiona Talkington presents a recital by Finnish soprano Soile Isokoski, accompanied by pianist Marita Viitasalo, recorded at the Wigmore Hall.

Sibelius: Varen flyktar hastigt; En slanda; Illalle; Vanskapens blomma; Den forsta kyssen; Flickan kom ifran sin alsklings mote

Berg: Seven Early Songs

Strauss: Das Rosenband; Meinem Kinde; Du meines Herzens Kronelein; Morgen; Cacilie.

20070108

Verity Sharp introduces a concert recorded at the Wigmore Hall, London.

The Ebene Quartet from France, one of the latest group of artists to join Radio 3's New Generation scheme, play two of the most lyrically attractive quartets in the repertoire.

Haydn: Quartet in G, Op 76, No 1

Ravel: Quartet in F.

20070115

Live from the Wigmore Hall, London, a Brahms recital by pianist Nicholas Angelich.

7 Fantasias, Op 116

3 Intermezzi, Op 117

Variations on a Theme by Paganini (Book 1).

20070122

Live from the Wigmore Hall, presented by Stephanie Hughes.

Dvorak: 5 songs (Biblical songs)

Janacek: Diary of One Who Disappeared

Toby Spence (tenor)

Wendy Dawn Thompson (mezzo)

Graham Johnson (piano).

20070123

Petroc Trelawny introduces the first in a series of Lunchtime Concerts from The Sage Gateshead, looking at the music of Scandinavian composers.

Stenhammar: Andantino, Intermezzo and Elegy

Grieg: Sonata in Am, Op 36

Sibelius: Valse, Op 81, No 3; Berceuse, Op 79, No 6; Rondino, Op 81, No 2

Mats Lidstrom (cello)

Simon Crawford-Phillips (piano).

20070124

Petroc Trelawny introduces the second in a series of Lunchtime Concerts from The Sage Gateshead, looking at the music of Scandinavian composers.

Soprano Solveig Kringelborn and pianist Malcom Martineau perform pieces by Stenhammar, Grieg, Sibelius and Agathe Grondahl.

20070125

3/4.

Petroc Trelawny introduces a series of concerts from The Sage Gateshead, looking at the music of Scandinavian composers.

Pekka Kuusisto (violin)

Greta Dowdeswell (piano)

Sibelius:

Sonatine, Op 80

Romance, Op 78 No 2

Rondino, Op 81 No 2

Valse, Op 81 No 3

Mazurka, Op 81 No 1

Auf der Heide, Op 115 No 1

Scene de danse, Op 116 No 1

Danse caracteristique, Op 116 No 2

Die Glocken, Op 115 No 4

Grieg:

Sonata in Cm, Op 45.

20070126

Petroc Trelawny introduces the last in a series of Lunchtime Concerts from The Sage Gateshead, looking at the music of Scandinavian composers.

Grieg: Rotnamsknut, Op 72, No 7

Nilsson: Les Cloches de la nuit

Nielsen: Chaconne, Op 32

Sibelius: Romance in A, Op 24, No 2; Reverie, Op 58, No 1; The Shepherd, Op 58, No 4; Capriccietto, Op 76, No 12; Sonata in F, Op 12

Bengt Forsberg (piano).

20070129

Live from the Wigmore Hall, presented by Stephanie Hughes.

Susan Gritton (soprano)

Ann Murray (mezzo)

Mark Padmore (tenor)

Roderick Williams (baritone)

Graham Johnson (piano)

Joseph Haydn: Der Greis

Johann Friedrich Reichardt: Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt

Johann Friedrich Reichardt: Rastlose Liebe

Johann Friedrich Reichardt: Erlkönig

Antonio Salieri: Ich denke dein

Carl Zelter: Erster Verlust

Carl Zelter: Um Mitternacht

Carl Zelter: Rastlose Liebe

Vaclav Tomasek: Meeres Stille

Ludwig van Beethoven: Abendlied unterm gestirnten Himmel

Ludwig van Beethoven: Der Wachtelschlag

Franz Schubert: Der Wachtelschlag D.

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Abendempfindung, K523

Franz Schubert: Der Lindenbaum (Winterreise)

Franz Schubert: Des Tages Weihe, D763

Franz Schubert: Der Tanz, D826.

20070205

Live from the Wigmore Hall, presented by Stephanie Hughes.

Pieter Wispelwey (cello)

Dejan Lazic (piano)

Beethoven: 12 Variations on Handel's See the conqu'ring hero comes

Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata in Am, D821

Britten: Sonata in C, Op 65.

20070217

Stephanie Hughes presents a recital by the Tokyo String Quartet.

Mozart: Quartet in E flat, K428.

Debusy: Quartet in G minor, Op 10.

20070224

Presented by Stephanie Hughes.

James Ehnes (violin)

Eduard Laurel (piano)

Dvorak: Sonatina in G, Op 100

Bartok: Sonata for solo violin, Sz117

Sarasate: Introduction and Tarantella, Op 43.

20070225

Stephanie Hughes introduces a recital by the Beaux Arts Trio given at the Wigmore Hall, London.

Brahms: Piano Trio No 3 in Cm, Op 101

Schnittke: Piano Trio.

20070303

Stephanie Hughes presents a recital by pianist Steven Osborne, recorded in the Wigmore Hall.

Debussy: Children's Corner

Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition.

20070304

Sean Rafferty presents a recital by Swedish mezzo Katerina Karneus, accompanied by pianist Johan Ullen.

Schubert: Fruhlingsglaube, D686; Der Musensohn, D764; Wanderers Nachtlied, D768; Klarchens Lied, D210; Bei dir allein, D866 No 2; Rastlose Liebe, D138

Debussy: Chansons de Bilitis

Poulenc: Metamorphoses

Wagner: Wesendonk Lieder.

20070310

Another chance to hear last Monday's Wigmore Hall song recital given by tenor and Radio 3 New Generation Artist Andrew Kennedy with Chris Glynn (piano).

Purcell arr.

Tippett: Sweeter than roses; I attempt from love's sickness

Poulenc: Bleuet; Le disparu; C (from 2 Poemes de Louis Aragon)

Finzi: A set called Til earth outwears, Op 19a

Strauss: Traum durch die dammerung; Schlagende Herzen; Nachtgang (Drei Lieder, Op 29)

Barber: Despite and Still for voice and piano.

20070311

From the Wigmore Hall, London, Stephanie Hughes introduces the Arcanto Quartet.

Haydn: String Quartet in D, Op 71 No 2.

Webern: 6 Bagatelles, Op 9.

Ravel: String Quartet in F.

20070317

Another chance to hear last Monday's Wigmore Hall recital given by Bernada Fink (mezzo) and Christian Koch (piano).

Introduced by Stephanie Hughes.

Grieg: Die Weise; Morgentau; Abschied; Jagerlied; Das alte Lied; Wo sind sie hin (Sechs Lieder, Op 4)

Brahms: Liebestreu, Op 3 No 1; Anklange, Op 7 No 3; Von ewiger Liebe, Op 43 No 1; Die Mainacht, Op 43 No 2; Dein blaues Auge, Op 59 No 8; Der Gang zum Liebchen, Op 48 No 1; Verzagen, Op 72 No 4

Grieg: Sechs Lieder, Op 48.

20070318

Presented by Verity Sharp.

Another chance to hear a song recital by young Irish soprano and former Radio 3 New Generation Artist Ailish Tynan and Julius Drake (piano) given at the Wigmore Hall, London.

Strauss: Standchen, Op17 No 2; Ich trage meine mine, Op 32 No 1; Die Nacht, Op 10; Schlechtes wetter, Op 69 No 5; Mit deinen blauen augen, Op 56 No 4; Allerseelen, Op 10; Hat gesagt, Op 36 No 3

Duparc: Chanson triste; Extase; La vie anterieure; L'Invitation au voyage

Copland: The Boatman's Dance; Long time ago; I bought me a cat; The little horses; At the river; Ching a ring chaw (Old American Songs, sets 1 and 2).

20070324

Stephanie Hughes presents another chance to hear pianist Joanna MacGregor in a recital given at the Wigmore Hall, London.

Villa Lobos: Prelude No 1; Choros No 1

Egberto Gismonti: Frevo

Edu Lobo/Vinicius de Moraes: Canto Triste

Antonio Carlos Jobim/Vinicius de Moraes: Insensatez

Two Afro-Sambas

Baden Powell/Vinicius de Moraes: Canto de Ossa; Lamento de Exu

Astor Piazzolla: Five Tangos arr MacGregor (Tanguedia; Buenos Aires Hora Cero; Milonga Del Angel; Michelangelo 70; Libertango).

20070325

Stephanie Hughes introduces a recital from Wigmore Hall in London first heard last May.

Mozart: Piano Trio in Bb (K502)

Beethoven: Piano Trio in Eb (Op 70, No 2)

Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio, Joseph Kalichstein (piano), Jaime Laredo (violin), Sharon Robinson (cello).

20070331

Introduced by Stephanie Hughes, live from London's Wigmore Hall.

Former BBC New Generation Artists, The Jerusalem Quartet, bring together the radiant world of Haydn's 'Sunrise' with the restless 12th Quartet of Shostakovich, a work haunted by a funeral march based on the composer's own initials.

Haydn: Quartet in B flat, Op 76, No 4 (Sunrise)

Shostakovich: Quartet No 12 in D flat, Op 133.

20070401

Stephanie Hughes presents a concert by cellist Alban Gerhardt and pianist Steven Osborne featuring cello sonatas by Shostakovich and his idol, Beethoven.

The programme also includes five short pieces by Shostakovich, reflecting the composer's macabre sense of humour and his gift for a great tune.

Recorded at London's Wigmore Hall last May.

Beethoven: Sonata in C, Op 102, No 1

Shostakovich: Little Pieces (Die mechanische Puppe; Drehorgel; Moderato; Nocturne; Gigue); Cello Sonata

Alban Gerhardt (cello)

Steven Osborne (piano).

20070414

Stephanie Hughes presents a solo recital by cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras given last Monday at the Wigmore Hall, London.

Bach: Suite for cello solo No 4 in E flat

Kodaly: Sonata for cello solo, Op 8.

20070415

Fiona Talkington presents a recital by young Welsh pianist Llyr Williams given last June at the Wigmore Hall, London.

Schumann: Toccata, Op 7

Bartok: Sonatina; Allegro barbaro

Kurtag: Virag az ember;...a csillag is virag...; Hommage a Bartok; Virag az ember

Liszt: La notte

Bartok: Hungarian Peasant Songs

Wagner transcr Liszt: Liebestod (Tristan und Isolde).

20070421

Another chance to hear last Monday's concert from London's Wigmore Hall, introduced by Stephanie Hughes, in which the Julliard String Quartet played Bartok's grittiest quartet and Schubert's lyrically intense last.

Bartok: Quartet for Strings No 3

Schubert: Quartet for Strings in D minor (Death and the Maiden).

20070422

Stephanie Hughes introduces legendary Czech pianist Ivan Moravec, now in his seventies, in a concert given in October 2005 at the Wigmore Hall, London.

Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op 15

Debussy: Pour le piano

Chopin: 2 Nocturnes, Op 27; Ballade No 1 in G minor, Op 23.

20070428

Another chance to hear last Monday's lunchtime concert given by baritone Christopher Maltman and pianist Julius Drake at the Wigmore Hall, London.

Introduced by Stephanie Hughes.

Schubert: Liebesbotschaft; Kriegers Ahnung; Fruhlingssehnsucht; Standchen; Aufenthalt; In der Ferne; Abschied; Der Taubenpost (Rellstab settings from Schwanengesang)

Reynaldo Hahn: A Chloris

Emil Paladilhe: Psyche

Debussy: Aupres de cette grotte sombre; Crois mon conseil; chere Climene; Je tremble en voyant ton visage (Le promenoir des deux amants)

Poulenc: La maitresse volage; L'offrande; La belle jeunesse (Chansons Gaillardes)

Christopher Maltman (baritone)

Julius Drake (piano).

20070505

Another chance to hear last Monday's lunchtime concert given by the Gaudier Ensemble at the Wigmore Hall, London.

Introduced by Stephanie Hughes.

Dvorak: Terzetto in C for 2 violins and viola in C, Op 74

Brahms: Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op 115.

20070512

Stephanie Hughes presents another chance to hear last Monday's lunchtime concert given at the Wigmore Hall, London.

Swiss pianist Andreas Haefliger performs two contrasting works from Schubert's final years.

Schubert: Impromptu in C minor, D899; Piano Sonata in B flat, D960.

20070519

Another chance to hear last Monday's concert from the Wigmore Hall, London.

Stephanie Hughes introduces a song recital by German mezzo-soprano Petra Lang and pianist Charles Spencer.

Schumann: Frauenliebe und -leben, Op 42

Strauss: Kling!; Wir beide wollen springen; Du, meines Herzens Kronelein, Op 21, No 2; Lob des Leidens, Op 15 No 3; Wiegenlied, Op 41 No 1; An die Nacht, Op 68 No 1; Befreit, Op 39 No 4; Freundliche Vision, Op 48 No 1; Wie sollten wir geheim sie halten, Op 19 No 3.

20070526

Another chance to hear last Monday's concert from the Wigmore Hall, London.

Stephanie Hughes introduces clarinet virtuoso Sabine Meyer and critically acclaimed pianist Fazil Say in a programme exploring the sonorous, sensuous and often jazzy sound-world of French clarinet music.

Poulenc: Clarinet Sonata

Saint-Saens: Clarinet Sonata in E flat, Op 167

Ravel: Sonatine

Milhaud: Scaramouche Suite.

20070602

Stephanie Hughes introduces a second chance to hear a concert by violinist Leonidas Kavakos and pianist Enrico Pace given last Monday at London's Wigmore Hall.

Beethoven: Violin Sonata in E flat, Op 12 No 3

Shostakovich: Vioin Sonata, Op 134.

20070609

Stephanie Hughes introduces a recital broadcast last Monday from London's Wigmore Hall, featuring cellist Truls Mork with pianist Kathryn Stott in a programme that combines tenderness, fire and fantasy.

Beethoven: Cello Sonata No 4 in C, Op 102 No 1

Schumann: Phantasiestucke, Op 73

Brahms: Cello Sonata No 2 in F, Op 99.

20070616

Another chance to hear a recital given at London's Wigmore Hall by contralto Sara Mingardo and harpsichordist Rinaldo Alessandrini, who play a selection of little-known gems from the Italian Baroque.

Tarquinio Merula: Hor che'e tempo di morire

Giovanni Legrenzi: Costei ch'in mezzo al volto scritt'ha il mio cor

Giovanni Salvatore: Allor che Tirsi udia

Giacomo Carissimi: Deh, memoria, a che piu chiedi

Handel: Keyboard Suite in E minor, HWV 438; Lungi da me pensier tiranno.

20070623

Verity Sharp introduces a concert given at London's Wigmore Hall by one of the most exciting young ensembles, the Belcea Quartet.

Haydn: String Quartet in G, Op 77, No 1

Dvorak: String Quartet in A flat, Op 105.

20070714

Another chance to hear the last in the current season of lunchtime concerts from the Wigmore Hall, London, introduced by Sarah Walker.

Christian Gerhaher (baritone)

Gerold Huber (piano)

Mahler: O Mensch, gib Acht!; Wo die schonen Trompeten blasen; Nicht wiedersehen!; Zu Strassburg auf der Schanz; Das irdische Leben; Urlicht; Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen.

20070915

Another chance to hear last Monday's Wigmore Hall lunchtime concert given by cellist Daniel Muller-Schott and pianist Angela Hewitt, both highly regarded for their interpretations of Bach.

Presented by Sara Mohr-pietsch.

Bach: Sonata No 2 in D, BWV 1028

Schumann: Adagio and Allegro in A flat, Op 70

Beethoven: Cello Sonata in A, Op 69.

20070922

A second chance to hear last Monday's Wigmore Hall recital by German pianist Lars Vogt.

Presented by Sarah Walker.

Berg: Sonata, Op 1.

Brahms: Sonata No 3 in F minor, Op 5.

20071006

A second chance to hear this Wigmore Hall recital by the Royal String Quartet.

Shostakovich: String Quartet No 8 in C minor, Op 110.

Beethoven: String Quartet in F, Op 135.

20071013

Another chance to hear last Monday's lunchtime recital given at the Wigmore Hall, London, by BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist baritone Ronan Collett, with pianist Chris Glynn.

They perform one of Schumann's key song cycles, together with French and English Romantic songs.

Schumann: Liederkreis, Op 24

Faure: L'horizon chimerique, Op 118

Warlock: Ha'nacker Mill; The night; My own country

Butterworth: Songs from A Shropshire Lad.

20071027

Another chance to hear last Monday's lunchtime recital.

From Wigmore Hall in London, Verity Sharp introduces Radio 3 New Generation Artist cellist Danjulo Ishizaka, who is joined by pianist Markus Schirmer in two central works of the cello repertoire.

Beethoven: Cello Sonata in G minor, Op 5, No 2

Brahms: Cello Sonata in E, Op 38.

20071103

Another chance to hear last Monday's lunchtime recital.

Verity Sharp introduces a recital by the brilliant international soloists who make up the Aronowitz Ensemble, members of BBC Radio 3's New Generation Artists scheme.

Their programme pairs Faure's first piano quintet, the result of 15 years of reworking, with a late string quintet by Dvorak which quotes a Native American theme the composer heard during a summer holiday spent with the Czech community in Spillville, Iowa.

Faure: Piano Quintet in D minor, Op 89.

Dvorak: Quintet in E flat, Op 9.

20071110

Verity Sharp presents another chance to hear last Monday's Lunchtime Concert from London's Wigmore Hall.

More than three decades after their first Lunchtime Concert for BBC Radio 3, the Vermeer Quartet gave their last recital at the Wigmore Hall as part of their farewell tour.

Schubert: Quartet in E flat, D87

Mendelssohn: Quartet in E minor, Op 44 No 2.

20071117

Another chance to hear the Takacs Quartet, one of the world's leading string quartets, in a concert of late works by Mozart and Dvorak given last Monday at the Wigmore Hall, London.

The second of his six quartets dedicated to Haydn, the D minor is Mozart's only mature string quartet written in a minor key, while in his American Quartet, Dvorak explores the various musical influences of his adopted home.

Presented by Sara Mohr-pietsch.

Mozart: Quartet in D minor for strings, K421

Dvorak: Quartet No 12 in F for strings, Op 96 (American).

20071124

Another chance to hear last Monday's Lunchtime Concert from London's Wigmore Hall.

Written for, and dedicated to, Archduke Rudolph of Austria, the B flat trio is the most famous and the largest in scale of Beethoven's works in this form.

The Beaux Arts Trio pair it with a work of much chronological debate, the composer's variations on a theme by Wenzell Muller.

Beethoven: Variations on Ich bin der Schneider Kakadu, Op 121a; Trio in B flat, Op 97 (Archduke).

20071201

Another chance to hear last Monday's Lunchtime Concert.

Sarah Walker introduces a recital from London's Wigmore Hall, by former Radio 3 New Generation Artist tenor Andrew Kennedy with pianist Julius Drake.

The programme includes reflective Faure, powerhouse Strauss, and some lesser-known gems by Ivor Gurney.

Faure: Rencontre; Toujours; Adieu, Op 21; Green, Op 58, No 3; Prison, Op 83, No 1; Nell, Op 18, No 1; Fleur jetee, Op 39, No 2

Ivor Gurney: By a bierside; Severn meadows; In flanders; Even such is time; Tarentella; On wenlock edge

Strauss: Ich trage meine Minne, Op 32, No 1; Sehnsucht, Op 32, No 2; Liebeshymnus, Op 32, No 3; O süsser Mai, Op 32, No 4; Himmelsboten, Op 32, No 5; Heimliche Aufforderung, Op 27, No 3; Wenn, Op 31, No 2.

20071222

A second chance to hear pianist Elisabeth Leonskaja perform at the Wigmore Hall, London.

Presented by Verity Sharp.

Schumann: Papillons for piano, Op 2

Chopin: Scherzos for piano No 1 in B minor, Op 20; No 2 in B flat minor, Op 31; No 3 in C sharp minor, Op 39; No 4 in E, Op 54.

20071229

Another chance to hear German ensemble Trio Jean Paul perform Haydn's Piano Trio in E minor and Brahms's Piano Trio in B.

20080112

Verity Sharp presents a second chance to hear the Kopelman Quartet recorded at Wigmore Hall in London.

Shostakovich: Quartet No 1 in C.

Beethoven: String Quartet in A minor, Op 132.

20080202

Mahler and Vienna in Song

Sean Rafferty presents a second chance to hear last Monday's concert given at the Wigmore Hall, London, by Argentinian mezzo-soprano Bernarda Fink accompanied by Roger Vignoles.

Wolf: An ***; Frage nicht; Die Ihr schwebet; In dem Schatten meiner Locken

A Mahler: Die stille Stadt; Laue Sommernacht; Bei dir ist es Traut; Licht in der Nacht

G Mahler: Fruhlingsmorgen; Ich ging mit Lust; Ablosung im Sommer; Lob des hohen Verstands

Berg: Seven Early Songs.

20080216

Suzy Klein presents another chance to hear last Monday's concert given at Wigmore Hall in London, featuring baroque chamber music for winds.

Telemann: Trio Sonata in F for oboe, bassoon and continuo, TWV 42

Vivaldi: Concerto in G minor for flute, oboe and bassoon, RV 103

Attrib.

Handel: Trio Sonata in F for oboe, bassoon and continuo

Fasch: Trio Sonata in G minor for flute, oboe and continuo

Emily Beynon (flute)

Alexei Ogrintchouk (oboe)

Gustavo Nunez (bassoon)

Gary Cooper (harpsichord).

20080301

Another chance to hear last Monday's lunchtime concert at the Wigmore Hall, London, a recital of songs and duets by the husband-and-wife team of mezzo-soprano Ann Murray and tenor Philip Langridge, with pianist Malcolm Martineau.

The programme includes works by Barber, Bridge, Moeran and Britten.

The programme includes works by Barber (including 3 Songs, Op 10), Bridge, Moeran (Seven Poems of James Joyce) and Britten.

20080322

Another chance to hear Monday's concert given at the Wigmore Hall, London, where New Generation Artist and Radio 3 Listeners' Award nominee Gwilym Simcock performed pieces from his debut album Perception.

Gwilym Simcock (piano)

Phil Donkin (double bass)

Martin France (drums)

Simcock: Perception.

20080412

Another chance to hear last Monday's concert given by Trio Jean Paul at the Wigmore Hall, London.

Haydn: Piano Trio in C, H XV 27.

Beethoven: Piano Trio in D, Op 70 No 1.

20080426

Another chance to hear last Monday's Lunchtime Concert given at London's Wigmore Hall featuring baritone Florian Boesch, with accompaniment from Burkhard Kehring (piano), performing Schubert's Schwanengesang, D957.

Presented by Penny Gore

20080621

Another chance to hear Monday's concert from Wigmore Hall in London, with Canadian bass-baritone Gerald Finley and pianist Julius Drake performing German songs by Grieg and a selection of Schumann's settings of words by Heinrich Heine.

Schumann: Heine Settings

Grieg: 6 Songs, Op 48.

20080630

Direct from Wigmore Hall in London, Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces a recital featuring French soprano Mireille Delunsch, accompanied by Maciej Pikulski on piano, in a programme of French, German and Russian repertoire.

Gounod: Venise; O ma belle rebelle

Mendelssohn: Minnelied, Op 47 No 1; Der Blumenstrauss, Op 47 No 5; Volkslied, Op 47 No 4

Faure: La chanson d'Eve, Op 95

Rachmaninov: Vieciennie vodi; Zdiess kharacho

Debussy: Proses lyriques.

20080718

Cheltenham Festival 2008 Highlights - Dante Quartet and Noam Greenberg

4/8.

Penny Gore introduces the Dante Quartet in a programme of English chamber music performed at the 2008 Cheltenham Music Festival.

Winners of the Royal Philharmonic Society award for best chamber group in 2007, they premiere an RPS commission by young composer Cheryl Frances-Hoad.

Pianist Noam Greenberg joins the group to perform a piano quintet by Elgar.

Bridge: Three Idylls

Cheryl Frances-Hoad: New Work (world premiere)

Vaughan Williams: String Quartet No 2 in A minor

Elgar: Piano Quintet.

20080719

Another chance to hear last Monday's concert from the Wigmore Hall, London, featuring a recital by Dutch mezzo-soprano and former Radio 3 New Generation Artist Christianne Stotijn.

Performing with her regular duo partner Joseph Breinel as well as viola player Isabelle van Keulen, she explores chamber repertoire she is passionate about, including song settings by Tchaikovsky and Duparc.

Christianne Stotijn (mezzo-soprano)

Isabelle van Keulen (viola)

Joseph Breinl (piano)

Tchaikovsky: The sun has set, Op 73 No 4; It was in the early spring, Op 38 No 2; Mild stars shone down on us, Op 60 No 12; Had I only known, Op 47 No 1

Duparc: L'invitation au voyage; Chanson triste; Extase

Brahms: Geistliche Lieder, Op 91 (for voice, viola and piano); Gestillte Sehnsucht; Geistliches Wiegenlied

F de Kanter: 3 songs on texts of Ingrid Jonker for voice, viola and piano: Ek herhaal jou; Windliedjie; Ek het gedink.

20080722

Cheltenham Festival 2008

5/8.

Penny Gore presents more in a series of concerts from the 2008 Cheltenham Music Festival featuring Radio 3's New Generation Artists.

Award-winning interpreter of Chopin Ingrid Fliter performs a programme which brings Schubert's contrasting set of Impromptus, D899 together with a selection of pieces by Chopin, and concludes with the towering Ballade in F minor.

Ingrid Fliter (piano)

Schubert: Four Impromptus, Op 90

Chopin: Scherzo, Op 54; Prelude in D flat, Op 28 (Raindrop); Polonaise in F sharp minor, Op 44; Prelude No 13 in F sharp, Op 28; Waltz, Op 42; Waltz in F minor, Op 70 No 2; Ballade No 4 in F minor, Op 52.

20080723

Cheltenham Festival 2008

6/8.

Penny Gore presents highlights from the 2008 Cheltenham Music Festival, featuring Radio 3's New Generation Artists.

Cellist Danjulo Ishizaka and pianist Shai Wosner explore the individual and combined voices of their instruments with a programme that juxtaposes what has been described as the most compelling music ever written by Bach and Janacek with two romantic classics from Grieg and Schubert.

Bach: Solo Cello Suite No 2, BWV 1008

Schubert: Sonata in A minor for Arpeggione and Piano, D821

Janacek: In the Mists

Grieg: Cello Sonata in A minor, Op 36.

20080724

Cheltenham Festival 2008

7/8.

Penny Gore presents concert highlights from the 2008 Cheltenham Music Festival, featuring Radio 3's New Generation Artists.

The programme includes Pavel Haas Quartet performing quartets by Prokofiev and Janacek, for which they are renowned.

Cellist Danjulo Ishizaka joins them to perform Schubert's String Quintet in C, as part of 'Chamber-made Schubert' - Cheltenham's festival-within-a-festival.

Janacek: String Quartet No 1, (Kreutzer Sonata)

Prokofiev: String Quartet No 2, Op 92

Schubert: String Quintet in C, D956.

20080725

Cheltenham Festival 2008

8/8.

Penny Gore concludes a series of concert highlights from the 2008 Cheltenham Music Festival, featuring Radio 3 New Generation Artists.

Tenor Allan Clayton joins former NGA pianist Paul Lewis to perform Schubert's masterly setting of Wilhelm Muller's tale of a young man's journey through the countryside where he finds love, obsession and, ultimately, death.

Schubert: Die Schone Mullerin.

20080729

1/4.

Presented by Jonathan Swain.

A series of concerts given earlier this month at the West Cork Chamber Music Festival in Bantry.

With the Royal String Quartet and festival hosts the RTE Vanburgh Quartet, who are joined by talented young Finnish pianist Antti Siirala to perform Dohnanyi's Piano Quintet No 2.

Dohnanyi: Piano Quintet No 2 in E flat minor, Op 26

RTE Vanbrugh Quartet

Antti Siirala (piano)

Mozart: Quartet in B flat, K458 (Hunt)

Royal String Quartet.

20080730

2/4.

Jonathan Swain introduces concerts from this year's West Cork Chamber Music Festival in Bantry.

The programme celebrates music with American connections, including Dvorak's Op 96 Quartet, performed by the celebrated Royal String Quartet.

Antheil: Sonata No 1 for violin and piano

Patricia Kopatchinskaja (violin)

Hiroaki Ooi (piano)

Auerbach: Lonely Suite (Ballet for a lonely violinist), Op 70

Vadim Gluzman (violin)

Dvorak: Quartet in F, Op 96 (American)

Royal String Quartet.

20080731

3/4.

Jonathan Swain presents a concert from the West Cork Music Festival in Bantry.

Featuring Eastern and Western delights as the Badke String Quartet, winners of last year's Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, are joined by Swiss clarinettist Reto Bieri to perform Golijov's Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind.

Plus Frank Martin's Trio on Popular Irish Melodies, performed by artists including the dynamic Moldovian violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja.

Martin: Trio on Popular Irish Melodies

Sol Gabetta (cello)

Patricia Kopatchinskaja (violin)

Mihaela Ursuleasa (piano)

Golijov: Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind

Reto Bieri (clarinet)

Badke Quartet

20080801

4/4.

Jonathan Swain concludes a series of concerts from this year's West Cork Chamber Music Festival in Bantry.

Leading Irish violinist Catherine Leonard is showcased as a soloist and ensemble musician in Balcom's Second Sonata for violin and piano, and Schubert's Trout Quintet.

Bolcom: Second Sonata for violin and piano

Catherine Leonard (violin)

Andrea Rebaudengo (piano)

Schubert: Piano Quintet in A, D667 (Trout)

Antti Siirala (piano)

Vladimir Mendelssohn (viola)

David Cohen (cello)

Chi-chi Nwanoku (double bass).

20080802

Another chance to hear Monday's Lunchtime Concert, given at Cadogan Hall, London.

The programme is dedicated to the music of the great Italian Renaissance master Claudio Monteverdi.

All that survives of his second opera Arianna - whose 400th anniversary falls this year - is Arianna's Lament, which became so famous that 40 years later, it was said to be on the shelves of every serious musician.

Book-ending this are reflections of love and war from Monteverdi's Eighth Book of Madrigals.

Monteverdi: Volgendo il ciel; Lamento d'Arianna (Arianna); Il ballo delle ingrate

Barokksolistene

I Fagiolini

Robert Hollingworth (director).

20080805

Highlights from the Mananan Festival.

1/4.

Louise Fryer presents recorded highlights from the 34th annual Mananan Festival, held on the Isle of Man.

Including:

Finzi: By footpath and stile

Hakan Vramsmo (baritone)

Carducci String Quartet

Smyth: Sonata in E minor for violin and piano, Op 7

Tasmin Little (violin)

John Lenehan (piano)

Piazzolla, arr.

Katona: Otono Porteno

Peter and Zoltan Katona (guitar).

20080807

Highlights from the Mananan Festival.

3/4.

Louise Fryer presents more recorded highlights from the 2008 Mananan Festival on the Isle of Man.

Including:

Schumann: Aus den ostlichen Rosen, Op 25 No 25

Patricia Rozario (soprano)

Julius Drake (piano)

Grieg: Sonata No 2 in G for violin and piano, Op 13

Tasmin Little (violin)

John Lenehan (piano)

Mozart: Piano Sonata in C minor, K457

Cedric Tiberghien (piano).

20080808

Highlights from the Mananan Festival.

4/4.

Louise Fryer concludes a series of recorded highlights from the 2008 Mananan Festival on the Isle of Man.

Including:

Prokofiev: Five poems of Akhmatova, Op 27

Patricia Rozario (soprano)

Julius Drake (piano)

Franck: Quintet in F minor for piano and strings

Carducci Quartet

Simcock: Missa Nova

Gwilym Simcock (piano).

20080812

Ian Skelly presents chamber music from the 2008 Summer Series recorded at Wyastone Leys in the heart of the Wye Valley (1/4).

Mozart: Serenade, K361 (Gran Partita)

London Winds.

20080813

Ian Skelly presents highlights from the 2008 Wyastone Leys Festival (2/4).

Beethoven: Octet, Op 103

London Winds

Schubert: Quartettsatz in C minor, D703

Kopelman Quartet

Shostakovich: String Quartet No 10 in A flat, Op 118

20080814

Ian Skelly presents highlights from the Wyastone Leys Summer Series 2008 (3/4).

The Kopelman Quartet perform the deeply personal Piano Quintet, Op 18, by Soviet composer Moisey Vainberg, whose career was rescued through the patronage of Shostakovich.

Plus part of a set from jazz pianist Gwilym Simcock and his trio.

20080815

Ian Skelly presents highlights from the Wyastone Leys Summer Series 2008.

4/4: Featuring a set by young pianist and composer Gwilym Simcock, the first BBC Radio 3 New Generation jazz artist, with fellow trio members Phil Donkin (bass) and Martin France (drums).

20080819

Schwetzingen Festival 2008

John Shea introduces highlights from this year's Schwetzingen Festival in Germany, one of the largest music events in Europe and which runs annually from the end of April to the beginning of June.

1/8.

The celebrated Hagen Quartet perform works from the Czech tradition of quartet writing, starting with the founding father of the form, Joseph Haydn, and Dvorak.

Hagen Quartet:

Lukas Hagen, Rainer Schmidt (violin)

Veronika Hagen (viola)

Clemens Hagen (cello)

Haydn: String Quartet in G, Op 76 No 1

Dvorak: String Quartet in G, Op 106

20080820

Schwetzingen Festival 2008

John Shea introduces highlights from this year's Schwetzingen Festival in Germany, one of the largest music events in Europe.

2/8.

The celebrated Hagen Quartet perform works from the Czech tradition of quartet writing, with music by the founding father of the form, Joseph Haydn, and Janacek.

Hagen Quartet:

Lukas Hagen, Rainer Schmidt (violin)

Veronika Hagen (viola)

Clemens Hagen (cello)

Haydn: String Quartet in D minor, Op 76 No 2 (Fifths)

Janacek: String Quartet No 1 (Kreutzer Sonata)

20080821

Schwetzingen Festival 2008

John Shea introduces highlights from this year's Schwetzingen Festival in Germany, one of the largest music events in Europe.

3/8.

The Hagen Quartet perform works from the Czech tradition of quartet writing, with music by the founding father of the form, Joseph Haydn, as well as Schulhoff and Janacek.

Hagen Quartet:

Lukas Hagen, Rainer Schmidt (violins)

Veronika Hagen (viola)

Clemens Hagen (cello)

Dvorak: 5 pieces from Cyprise/Cypresses for String Quartet

Schulhoff: 5 pieces for string quartet

Janacek: String Quartet No 2 (Intimate letters)

20080822

Schwetzingen Festival 2008

John Shea introduces highlights from this year's Schwetzingen Festival in Germany, one of the largest music events in Europe.

4/8.

The celebrated Hagen Quartet perform works from the Czech tradition of quartet writing, with music by the founding father of the form, Joseph Haydn, and Smetana.

Hagen Quartet:

Lukas Hagen, Rainer Schmidt (violin)

Veronika Hagen (viola)

Clemens Hagen (cello)

Haydn: Quartet in D, Op 76 No 5

Smetana: Quartet No 1 in E minor (From my life)

20080826

Edinburgh International Festival 2008

Presented by Penny Gore.

Building on the success of its Festival debut in 2007, the Ysaye Quartet returns to the Queens Hall with a varied programme, including Szymanowksi's second string quartet alongside great works by Debussy, Stravinsky and Haydn.

Haydn: String Quartet, Op 54 No 2

Stravinsky: Three Pieces for String Quartet

Szymanowksi: String Quartet No 2

Debussy: String Quartet

20080828

Edinburgh International Festival 2008

Presented by Penny Gore.

Venezuelan pianist and protegee of Martha Argerich, Gabriela Montero, makes her debut at the Queen's Hall series with a programme of virtuoso masterworks.

Bach, arr.

Busoni: Chaconne

Chopin: Ballade No 3 in A flat; Ballade No 4 in F minor

Debussy: I'isle joyeuse

Schumann: Carnaval

Liszt: Mephisto Waltz No 1

20080829

Edinburgh International Festival 2008

Penny Gore introduces a concert given at Queen's Hall in August featuring Beethoven's only song cycle alongside settings by Janacek, Proust's lover Reynaldo Hahn and Franz Liszt.

Beethoven: An Die Ferne Geliebte, Op 98

Janacek: Koukol; Konicky mileho; Psanicko; Laska

Hahn: Quand je fus pris au pavilion; L'air; Les etoiles

Liszt: Kling leise, mein Lied, Op 301, No 2; Oh quand je dors, Op 282, No 2; Uber allen Gipfeln ist Ruh, Op 306, No 2; Die Macht der Musik, Op 302

Keith Lewis (tenor)

Melvyn Tan (piano)

20080902

Edinburgh International Festival 2008

Presented by Penny Gore.

The first of a pair of concerts recorded in August at the Queen's Hall by the Belcea Quartet featuring a cycle of the Bartok string quartets.

Now regarded as milestones of 20th century chamber music repertoire, these quartets, like those by Beethoven and Haydn, provide an overview of their composer's output at every main juncture of his career.

Bartok: String Quartets Nos 1, 3, 5

Belcea Quartet

20080903

Edinburgh International Festival 2008

Presented by Penny Gore.

The Belcea Quartet complete their cycle of Bartok string quartets in a concert recorded in August as part of the 2008 Edinburgh International Festival.

Belcea Quartet

Bartok: String Quartet Nos 2, 4 and 6

20080909

Edinburgh International Festival 2008

Presented by John Shea.

A solo recital from the Queens Hall by Turkish composer and pianist Fazil Say, including some of the piano repertoire's most recognised pieces, from Mozart's Rondo alla Turca to Liszt's B minor sonata.

Fazil Say (piano)

Mozart: Sonata in A, K331

Bach arr.

Say: Passacaglia BWV 582

Beethoven: Sonata in F minor, Op 57 (Appassionata)

Liszt: Sonata in B minor

20080910

Edinburgh International Festival 2008

Presented by Louise Fryer.

Members of Budapest Festival Orchestra with pianists Tunde Csoba and Jeno Jando play music by Hungarian composers ranging from one of Bartok's best-loved chamber works to a piano quintet by Hummel.

Hummel: Piano Quintet in E flat, Op 87

Bartok: Contrasts; Piano Quintet

20080911

Edinburgh International Festival 2008

With Louise Fryer.

Stephen Osborne, a Festival favourite, performs a mixed programme that include excerpts from Messiaen's epic collection Vingt regards sur l'enfant Jesus.

Debussy: Children's Corner

Beethoven: Sonata No 21, Op 53 (Waldstein)

Messiaen: Vingt regards sur l'enfant Jesus (Nos 1, 8, 14, 19, 10)

Stephen Osborne (piano)

20080912

Edinburgh International Festival 2008

Louise Fryer introduces the Festival debut of the Jerusalem Quartet in a programme performed at the Queen's Hall.

Haydn: String Quartet, Op 76, No 5

Smetana: String Quartet No 1 (From my Life)

Brahms: String Quartet in A minor, Op 51, No 2

Alexander Pavlovsky, Sergei Bresler (violin)

Amichai Grosz (viola)

Kyril Zlotnikov (cello)

20080915

Sara Mohr-pietsch introduces the American Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio performing an all-Beethoven programme, with the two Op 70 Piano Trios, including the Ghost.

20080916

Schwetzingen Festival 2008

Louise Fryer presents more highlights from the 2008 Schwetzingen Festival in Germany.

5/8.

Including:

Duparc: Chanson triste; L'extase; Phidyle

Debussy: Chansons de Bilitis

Mahler: 5 Ruckert Lieder (Liebst du um Schonheit; Blicke mir nicht in die Lieder; Um Mitternacht; Ich Atmet' einen linden Duft; Ich bin der welt abhanden gekommen)

Dvorak: 3 lieder, Op 73

Magdalena Kozena (mezzo-soprano)

Malcolm Martineau (piano)

20080917

Schwetzingen Festival 2008

Louise Fryer presents more highlights from the Schwetzingen Festival in Germany.

6/8.

Including:

Mozart: Duo in G for violin and viola, K423

Thomas Zehetmair (violin)

Ruth Kilius (viola)

Hindemith: Viola Sonata, Op 11 No 4

Tabea Zimmermann (viola)

Hartmut Holl (piano)

Brahms: Viola Sonata in E flat, Op 120 No 2

Antoine Tamestit (viola)

Nicholas Angelich (piano)

20080918

Schwetzingen Festival 2008

7/8.

Louise Fryer presents more highlights from the 2008 Schwetzingen Festival in Germany.

Including:

Beethoven: Piano Sonata in D, Op 28 (Pastoral)

Jonathan Biss (piano)

Schumann: Dichterliebe, Op 48

Ian Bostridge (tenor)

Julius Drake (piano)

20080920
20080922

Live from the Wigmore Hall, London.

Sarah Mohr-Pietsch introduces Angela Hewitt performing music by Bach, Beethoven, Strauss and Schumann.

Angela Hewitt (piano)

Bach: Partita No 5 for keyboard, BWV 829

Beethoven: Piano Sonata in D, Op 10 No 3

Strauss, arr.

Reger: Morgen

Schumann, arr.

Liszt: Widmung

20080923

Penny Gore presents a performance from LSO St Luke's in London.

Janine Jansen (violin)

Kathryn Stott (piano)

Poulenc: Violin Sonata

Franck: Violin Sonata in A

Ravel: Tzigane - rapsodie de concert

20080924

Penny Gore presents a violin performance from LSO St Luke's in London.

James Ehnes (violin)

Bach: Partita No 3 in E for solo violin, BWV 1006; Partita No 2 in D minor for solo violin, BWV 1004

20080925

Penny Gore presents a violin recital from LSO St Luke's in London.

Ruth Palmer (violin)

Alexei Grynyuk (piano)

Shostakovich: Violin Sonata, Op 134

Beethoven: Violin Sonata No 7, Op 30 No 2

20080929

Sarah Walker introduces a recital by soprano Kate Royal, accompanied by pianist Malcolm Martineau.

Ravel: Habanera; Cinq melodies populaires grecques

Faure: La bonne chanson

Canteloube: Lou boussu; La delaissado; Malorous qu'o uno fenno; Brezairola (Berceuse); Uno jionto posturo

20081003

Highlights from the Clandeboye Festival 2008

Sean Rafferty presents music from the Clandeboye Festival, which took place in County Down in August.

Including:

Dukas: Villanelle

Richard Watkins (horn)

David Quigley (piano)

Vivaldi: Winter (The Four Seasons)

Camerata Ireland

Sarah Chang (violin/director)

Schubert: Sonata in C minor

Barry Douglas (piano)

20081008

2/4.

Lunchtime programmes featuring studio and live concert performances from current members of BBC Radio 3's New Generation Artists scheme, which exists to provide support to some of the brightest talents in the world of classical music.

Schumann: Nachtstucke, Op 23

Shai Wosner (piano)

Schumann: Dichterliebe

Ronan Collett (baritone)

Christopher Glynn (piano)

Suk: Elegie

Aronowitz Ensemble

20081013

Live from the Wigmore Hall, London.

Veronique Gens (soprano), Jeff Cohen (piano).

Berlioz: Les nuits d'ete.

Debussy: Fetes galantes, Book I.

Offenbach: 2 Fables de la Fontaine.

20081018
20081020

Live from the Wigmore Hall, London, leading Wagnerian singer Petra Lang performs a programme of music combining Schubert with the lyricism of songs by the prolific Austrian composer, teacher and critic Austrian Joseph Marx.

Petra Lang (mezzo-soprano)

Adrian Baianu (piano)

Schubert: Sehnsucht; Suleika I; Gretchen am Spinnrade; Delphine; Die Gebusche; Klarchens Lied; Bei dir allein

Marx: Waldseligkeit; Windrader; Regen; Japanisches Regenlied; Nocturne; Und gestern hat er mir Rosen gebracht; Hat dich die Liebe beruhrt

20081025
20081028

Presented by Louise Fryer.

Highlights from the LSO St Luke's British Series, exploring the cross-currents that ran through British music in the first half of the 20th century, from Elgar to Tippett and Britten.

Vaughan Williams: Phantasy Quintet

Elgar: Piano Quintet

Aronowitz Ensemble

20081031

Louise Fryer presents more highlights from the LSO St Luke's British series of concerts.

Dante Quartet

Purcell, arr Britten: Chaconne

Tippett: String Quartet No 2

Britten: String Quartet No 3, Op 94

20081103

Live from Wigmore Hall, London.

Presented by Verity Sharp.

Maxim Rysanov (viola)

Katya Apekishiva (piano)

Bach: Cello Suite No 5, BWV 1011 (arranged for viola)

Bridge: There Is a Willow Grows aslant a Brook

Brahms: Viola Sonata in E flat, Op 120 No 2

20081104

5/8.

Lunchtime programmes featuring studio and live concert performances from current members of BBC Radio 3's New Generation Artists scheme, which exists to provide support to some of the brightest talents in the world of classical music.

Haydn: String Quartet in G minor, Op 74 No 3 (Rider)

Ebene String Quartet

Rebecca Clarke: A Dream; Eight o'clock; Down by the Salley Gardens; Greeting

Elizabeth Watts (soprano)

Paul Turner (piano)

Schnittke: Piano Quintet

Aronowitz Ensemble

20081105

6/8.

Lunchtime programmes featuring studio and live concert performances from current members of BBC Radio 3's New Generation Artists scheme, which exists to provide support to some of the brightest talents in the world of classical music.

Sancan: Sonatine

Sharon Bezaly (flute)

Love Derwinger (piano)

Schubert: Heidenroslein; Der Konig in Thule; Gretchen am Spinnrade

Daniela Lehner (mezzo-soprano)

Jose Luis Gayo (piano)

Schubert: Sonata in C, D840 (Reliquie)

Shai Wosner (piano)

Korngold: Five Songs, Op 38

20081106

7/8.

Lunchtime programmes featuring studio and live concert performances from current members of BBC Radio 3's New Generation Artists scheme, which exists to provide support to some of the brightest talents in the world of classical music.

Smetana: String Quartet No 2 in D minor

Pavel Haas Quartet

Janacek: Pohadka

Andreas Brantelid (cello)

Bengt Forsberg (piano)

Beethoven: Piano Sonata in E flat, Op 31 No 3

Ingrid Fliter (piano)

20081107

8/8.

Lunchtime programmes featuring studio and live concert performances from current members of BBC Radio 3's New Generation Artists scheme, which exists to provide support to some of the brightest talents in the world of classical music.

Pal Palsson: Sternengesang

Danjulo Ishizaka (cello)

Markus Schirmer (piano)

Kenneth Hesketh: Shimmer words and idle songs

Elizabeth Watts (soprano)

Gary Matthewman (piano)

Brahms: Trio in A minor, Op 114

Maxim Rysanov (viola)

Kristina Blaumane (cello)

Katya Apekisheva (piano)

20081108
20081111

1/4.

Louise Fryer presents a concert celebrating some of Prague's most famous composers.

The Skampa Quartet perform a programme of music at the church at Crail in Fife as part of the East Neuk Festival.

Dvorak: String Quartet No 12 (American)

Fischer: Morava

Smetana: String Quartet No 1 (From My Life)

20081113

3/4.

John Shea presents a concert celebrating some of Prague's most famous composers.

German violinist Christian Tetzlaff contrasts the ethereal sonata of Janacek with the child-like simplicity of Dvorak's Sonatina.

He is joined by his friend and fellow countryman, pianist Lars Vogt.

Janacek: Sonata for violin and piano

Dvorak: Sonatina

Brahms: Sonata No 3 in D minor

20081114

4/4.

Louise Fryer presents the concluding concert in this week's series celebrating Prague's most famous composers.

The Brodsky Quartet explore the first quartet of Ervin Schulhoff, whose life was tragically cut short in a Nazi concentration camp, followed by the quintet for strings and double bass featuring guest player Leon Bosch.

Brodsky Quartet

Leon Bosch (double bass)

Schulhoff: Sting Quartet No 1

Dvorak: Quintet in G for strings and bass, Op 77

20081115

Live from the Wigmore Hall, London, Verity Sharp presents the Jerusalem Quartet and clarinettist Martin Frost in Schubert's Quartettsatz in C minor, D703, and Brahms's Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op 115.

20081117

Live from the Wigmore Hall, London.

Shostakovich: String Quartet No 13 in B flat minor, Op 138.

Schubert: String Quartet in A minor, D804 (Rosamunde).

Emerson Quartet.

20081120

Penny Gore introduces the Vienna Piano Trio in Beethoven: Trio, Op 70 No 1 (The Ghost); and Korngold: Piano Trio.

20081124

From Wigmore Hall, a recital by Anna Larsson (contralto) and Stephen Kovacevich (piano).

Live from Wigmore Hall, London, Sara Mohr Pietsch introduces a song recital by Anna Larsson (contralto) and Stephen Kovacevich (piano).

Brahms: Wie Melodien zieht es mir, Op 105 No 1; Immer Leiser wird mein Slummer, Op 105 No 2; Auf den Kirchmofe, Op 105 No 3; Meine Liebe ist grun, Op 63; Sapphische Ode, Op 94; Von ewiger Liebe, Op 43

Bartok: Five Songs, Op 16

Sibelius: Den forsta kyssen; Sav, sav susa; Sen har jag ej fragat mera, Op 17 No 1; Flickan kom ifran sin alsklings mote

20081201

With Sara Mohr-pietsch.

Anna Larsson (contralto) in songs by Brahms, Bartok and Sibelius.

From London's Wigmore Hall, Sara Mohr-pietsch introduces a song recital by contralto Anna Larsson, accompanied by pianist Stephen Kovacevich.

Brahms: Wie Melodien zieht es mir, Op 105 No 1; Immer Leiser wird mein Slummer, Op 105 No 2; Auf den Kirchmofe, Op 105 No 3; Meine Liebe ist grun, Op 63; Sapphische Ode, Op 94; Von ewiger Liebe, Op 43

Bartok: Five Songs, Op 16

Sibelius: Den forsta kyssen; Sav, sav susa; Sen har jag ej fragat mera, Op 17 No 1; Flickan kom ifran sin alsklings mote.

20090112

Live from Wigmore Hall.

Allan Clayton (tenor) and James Baillieu (piano) in Wolf, Schumann

From Wigmore Hall, London.

Allan Clayton (tenor) - Radio 3 New Generation Artist

  • james baillieu (piano)

    wolf: der musikant; der scholar; seemanns abschied; vershwiegene liebe

  • schumann: liederkreis, op 39 (eichendorff)
  • tippett: the heart's assurance

  • 20090119

    From Wigmore Hall, London.

    Thomas Allen (baritone)

  • jerome kern: all the things you are; the folks who live on the hill.

    from wigmore hall, featuring thomas allen (baritone) and malcolm martineau (piano)

  • malcolm martineau (piano)

    schubert: fruhlingsglaube, d686; geheimes; standchen; nacht und traume, op 43, no 2; gruppe aus dem tartarus; der musensohn

  • northumbrian folk songs: gan ti the kye; sair fyel'd hinny; rap'er to bank; dance ti the daddy
  • wolf: fussreise; anarreon's crab; bei einer trauung; nimmersatte liebe; abschied

  • 05/01/200920090110

    Elizabeth Watts (soprano) and Philip Thomas (piano) perform Mozart, Mendelssohn and Wolf.

    From Wigmore Hall, London.

    Elizabeth Watts (soprano)

  • philip thomas (piano)

    mozart: als luise die briefe ihres ungetreuen liebhabers verbrannte, k520; das veilchen, k476; abendempfindung an laura, k523; dans un bois, k308; ridente la calma, k152; wie unglucklich bin ich nit, k147; der zauberer, k472

    mendelssohn: neue liebe, op 19, no 4 (heine); der mond, op 86, no 5 (geibel); es weit und rat; romanze; im fruhling; frage, op no 1 (voss); hexenlied, op 8, no 8 (holty)

    wolf: auch kleine dinge; mein liebster ist so klein; wer rief dich denn?; mein liebster hat zu tische mich geladen; du denkst mit einem fadchen mich zu fangen; mein liebster singt; wohl kenn' ich euren stand; wir haben beide lange zeit; schweig' einmal still; ich hab in penna einen liebsten wohnen (italienisches liederbuch)

  • 12/01/200920090117

    From Wigmore Hall, London.

    Allan Clayton (tenor) - Radio 3 New Generation Artist

  • james baillieu (piano)

    wolf: der musikant; der scholar; seemanns abschied; vershwiegene liebe

  • schumann: liederkreis, op 39 (eichendorff)
  • tippett: the heart's assurance.

    live from wigmore hall.

    allan clayton (tenor) and james baillieu (piano) in wolf, schumann

  • 17/11/200820081122

    From the Wigmore Hall, London.

    The Emerson Quartet in music by Shostakovich and Schubert.

    Live from the Wigmore Hall, London.

    Shostakovich: String Quartet No 13 in B flat minor, Op 138.

    Schubert: String Quartet in A minor, D804 (Rosamunde).

    Emerson Quartet.

    24/11/200820081129

    From Wigmore Hall, a recital by Anna Larsson (contralto) and Stephen Kovacevich (piano).

    Fom Wigmore Hall, London, Sara Mohr Pietsch introduces a song recital by Anna Larsson (contralto) and Stephen Kovacevich (piano).

    Brahms: Wie Melodien zieht es mir, Op 105 No 1; Immer Leiser wird mein Slummer, Op 105 No 2; Auf den Kirchmofe, Op 105 No 3; Meine Liebe ist grun, Op 63; Sapphische Ode, Op 94; Von ewiger Liebe, Op 43

    Bartok: Five Songs, Op 16

    Sibelius: Den forsta kyssen; Sav, sav susa; Sen har jag ej fragat mera, Op 17 No 1; Flickan kom ifran sin alsklings mote.

    Ilya Gringolts At Wigmore Hall20100920

    When the young Edvard Grieg was studying in Leipzig he encountered the music of Robert Schumann and it changed his life.

    In this live recital from London's Wigmore Hall the brilliant young Russian violinist Ilya Gringolts is joined by fellow former Radio 3 New Generation Artist, pianist Ashley Wass for sonatas by both composers.

    They pair Grieg's youthful 1st Sonata, written on holiday in Denmark, with Schumann's darker and fiery 2nd Sonata.

    The concert is introduced by Sean Rafferty.

    Grieg: Violin Sonata No.1 in F Major Op.18

    Schumann: Violin Sonata No.2 in D Minor Op.

    121

    Ilya Gringolts (violin)

    Ashley Wass (piano).

    Live from London's Wigmore Hall, violinist Ilya Gringolts plays Grieg and Schumann.

    Portraits Day - Leon Mccawley2012050720120512

    Leon McCawley plays piano music by Chopin, Debussy and Schumann at Wigmore Hall, London.

    Live from Wigmore Hall in London. For Portraits Day, Catherine Bott introduces a recital by pianist Leon McCawley, who plays two Chopin Nocturnes, Debussy's baroque-inspired suite Pour le Piano, and Schumann's affectionate canvas of miniature character portraits, Carnaval.

    FULL PROGRAMME

    Chopin: Nocturne in C minor, Op. 48 No. 1

    Chopin: Nocturne in E major, Op. 62 No. 2

    Debussy: Pour le Piano

    Schumann: Carnaval

    Leon McCawley (piano).

    The Genius Of Mozart, Atos Trio2011010320110115

    Radio 3 New Generation Artists, the ATOS Trio, perform two of Mozart's greatest piano trios live at London's Wigmore Hall.

    The ATOS Trio are Annette von Hehn, (violin), Stefan Heinemeyer (cello) and Thomas Hoppe (piano).

    Programme :

    Piano Trio in G K496

    Piano Trio in Bb K502

    Presented by Suzy Klein.

    Recital by the ATOS Trio.

    Mozart: Piano Trio in G, K496; Piano Trio in B flat, K502.

    The Genius Of Mozart, Bbc Co, Barry Wordsworth, John Lill20110111

    Conductor Laureate Barry Wordsworth and the BBC Concert Orchestra are joined by pianist John Lill at LSO St Luke's in London to play one of Mozart's best-loved piano concertos and two symphonies; the short one-movement No 32 and the effervescent No 29 in A.

    Presented by Suzy Klein.

    MOZART

    Symphony No.

    32 in G K318

    Piano Concerto No.

    20 in D minor K466

    29 in A K201

    John Lill piano

    BBC Concert Orchestra

    Barry Wordsworth conductor.

    The BBC Concert Orchestra under Barry Wordsworth and pianist John Lill perform Mozart.

    The Genius Of Mozart, Bbc National Orchestra Of Wales, Ronald Van Spaendonck20110106

    Elin Manahan Thomas presents a live concert from BBC Hoddinott Hall in Cardiff as part of Radio 3's celebration of The Genius of Mozart.

    Clarinettist Ronald van Spaendonck (a former New Generation Artist) joins the BBC National Orchestra of Wales for Mozart's last great instrumental composition.

    Written in 1791, it was created for Anton Stadler, a brilliant exponent of the clarinet - still a relatively new instrument at that time.

    It represents a culmination of all Mozart's great achievements in the concerto form, and has become one of the best-loved compositions in the entire classical repertoire.

    Richard Egarr is also Music Director of the Academy of Ancient Music, and today he conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in Mozart's Symphony No.

    38 - also known as the "Prague" symphony, where the first performance took place in January 1787.

    It's infused with shadowy overtones of Don Giovanni - the opera which Mozart wrote later that year.

    The symphony was an immediate success, and remained popular in the Bohemian capital for years to come.

    MOZART

    Clarinet Concerto K622

    Symphony No.

    38 - "Prague" K504

    Ronald van Spaendonck clarinet

    Richard Egarr conductor.

    BBC NOW/Egarr in Mozart: Clarinet Concerto (Ronald van Spaendonck); Symphony No 38.

    The Genius Of Mozart, Bbc Now, Jennifer Pike20110108

    Catrin Finch presents a live concert from BBC Hoddinott Hall in Cardiff as part of Radio 3's celebration of The Genius of Mozart.

    Violinist Jennifer, a recent graduate of Radio 3's New Generation Artist scheme, joins the BBC National Orchestra of Wales for Mozart's fifth and final violin concerto.

    Mozart's prowess as a violinist is often overshadowed by his pianistic virtuosity, but it's quite possible he wrote this concerto to play himself.

    One early soloist commented that the middle movement was 'too clever by half', but it's the finale that's catches most attention today, as it suddenly lurches into the 'Turkish' (or more accurately Hungarian-inspired) style - and the nickname has stuck.

    Conductor Garry Walker is no stranger to Mozart, last season he visited the St David's Festival in West Wales with the orchestra, taking the 'Haffner' symphony.

    Today he conducts the players in Symphony No.

    25, written when Mozart was a teenager.

    It's his first symphony in a minor key, and maybe the passion and turbulence we hear in the outer movements a young man struggling out of his adolescence.

    MOZART

    Violin Concerto No.

    5 in A "Turkish", K219

    Symphony No.

    25 in G minor, K183

    Jennifer Pike violin

    BBC National Orchestra of Wales

    Garry Walker conductor.

    BBC NOW in Mozart: Violin Concerto No 5 (soloist - Jennifer Pike); Symphony No 25.

    The Genius Of Mozart, Bbc Philharmonic, Nicholas Kraemer, Ben Johnson20110109

    The BBC Philharmonic and conductor Nicholas Kraemer take us on a miniature trip to the opera, beginning with the overture to one of Mozart's earliest operatic triumphs, Lucio Silla, composed for the Milan court when Mozart was sixteen.

    New Generation Artist Ben Johnson contributes three arias Mozart wrote to show off the genius of individual voices in other composer's operas, as well as a licenza praising the Archbishop of Salzburg on the anniversary of his enthronement.

    A rare version of a Divertimento written in Mozart's downtime in Milan on an earlier visit completes the programme.

    MOZART

    Overture, Lucio Silla

    Si mostra la sorte (K209)

    Or che il dover (K36)

    Divertimento in E flat (K113), second version

    Misero! O sogno (K431)

    Per pieta, non ricercate (K420)

    BBC Philharmonic

    Nicholas Kraemer (conductor)

    Ben Johnson (tenor).

    The BBC Philharmonic performs operatic excerpts by Mozart - including Lucio Silla.

    The Genius Of Mozart, Bbc Philharmonic, Shai Wosner20110107

    The BBC Philharmonic is joined by former New Generation Artist Shai Wosner in the E flat Concerto (K 482), in which the winds of the BBC Philharmonic almost share equal billing with the piano soloist.

    One of mozart's exploratory Fantasias provides a centrepiece and the programme begins with the arresting overture to his penultimate opera, Die Zauberflote.

    MOZART

    Overture, Die Zauberflote

    Fantasia in C minor (K475)

    Piano Concerto No.

    22 in E flat (K482)

    BBC Philharmonic

    Antonello Manacorda (conductor)

    Shai Wosner (piano).

    Shai Wosner plays Mozart's Fantasia in C Minor and Piano Concerto No 22.

    The Genius Of Mozart, Bbc Symphony Orchestra20110102

    Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces an all-Mozart concert given by the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

    Divertimento in F, K138

    Serenade in D, K239 "Serenata Notturna"

    Serenade in B flat for thirteen wind instruments, K361 "Gran Partita".

    BBC SO in Mozart: Divertimento in F, K138; Serenata Notturna; Gran Partita.

    The Genius Of Mozart, Elias Quartet, Malin Broman2011011020110423

    Radio 3 New Generation Artists the Elias Quartet perform two works by Mozart, in a concert recorded at Wigmore Hall in London.

    First, the "Dissonance" Quartet (so called because of its unsual slow introduction) and then the Elias Quartet is joined by viola player Malin Broman to play the heartfelt and impassioned G minor String Quintet.

    MOZART

    Quartet in C, K465 'Dissonance'

    Quintet in G minor, K516

    Elias Quartet

    Malin Broman viola.

    The Elias Quartet and Malin Broman (viola) in Mozart: Dissonance Quartet; Quintet, K516.

    Radio 3 New Generation Artists the Elias Quartet perform two works by Mozart as part of Radio 3's 'The Genius of Mozart' season.

    Both pieces were written a few years before the end of Mozart's short life.

    First the "Dissonance" Quartet, so called because of its unsual slow introduction, and then Elias Quartet is joined the viola player Malin Broman to play the heartfelt and impassioned G minor String Quintet.

    The Genius Of Mozart, Francesco Piemontesi20110104

    Our lunchtime exploration of Mozart's Concertos continues with the first in a series of three concerts from Studio 7 in Manchester.

    The BBC Philharmonic is joined by New Generation Artist Francesco Piemontesi for one of the six piano concertos Mozart wrote in 1784, his annus mirabilis for composing this series of works.

    He also plays one of the set of Sonatas written in Munich a decade earlier and this live broadcast begins with a dark masterpiece, the Adagio and Fugue in C minor, for strings.

    MOZART

    Adagio and fugue in C minor (K546)

    Piano Sonata in E flat (K282)

    Piano Concerto No.

    17 in G (K453)

    BBC Philharmonic

    Antonello Manacorda (conductor)

    Francesco Piemotesi (piano).

    Francesco Piemontesi performs Mozart's Piano Concerto No 17 and other solo works.

    The Genius Of Mozart, St James's Baroque - Mozart Sacred Music20110112

    BBC Singers

    St James's Baroque

    Paul Brough conductor

    Live from St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge, London

    Presented by Catherine Bott

    Ave verum K618

    God is our refuge K20

    Kyrie K33

    Church Sonata in D major K69

    Veni Sancte Spiritus K47

    Laudate Dominum K339

    Church Sonata in C major K328

    Mass in C major 'Coronation' K317

    The BBC Singers join forces with period-instrument orchestra St James's Baroque for a concert of sacred music from every decade of Mozart's life.

    The programme ranges from his very first sacred work ('God is our refuge' - composed by the eight-year old Mozart in July 1765 after a visit with his family to the recently-opened British Museum), to one of his last (the 'Ave verum corpus', a deeply serene setting of Latin words which he composed in July 1791, only a few months before his death).

    In between, comes music from Mozart's years in Salzburg, where he was employed by the city's Prince Archbishop.

    Mozart spent this period as a liveried servant in the Archbishop's household (higher in rank than the cooks but lower than the valets, as he rather ruefully observed) and his lack of status, combined with the creative restrictions imposed by the Archbishop's preferences in liturgical music, led to the famous bust-up with his princely employer which culminated - the story goes - in Mozart being physically kicked out of the Archbishop's palace.

    Nonetheless, that period gave rise to some of Mozart's most exquisite sacred music, including, in this concert, the wonderful 'Laudate dominum' from one of his Vespers settings, and the famous Coronation Mass whose final, heartbreaking, Agnus Dei points forward to the music Mozart would later write for one of his most unforgettable operatic characters - the Countess in 'The Marriage of Figaro'.

    BBC Singers and St James's Baroque in sacred music from every decade of Mozart's life.

    The Genius Of Mozart, Steven Osborne20110105

    The BBC Philharmonic is joined by former New Generation Artist Steven Osborne, much acclaimed for his performances of Mozart's piano concertos, in the C major Concerto (K 415) composed as he was making his way as a freelance musician having been "kicked out" of the Salzburg court.

    The bustle of Mozart's overture to Così fan tutte begins this live concert and a festive set of dances (complete with sleighbells) completes the BBC Philharmonic's programme.

    MOZART

    Overture, Cosi fan tutte

    Three German Dances (K605)

    Fantasia in D minor (K397)

    Piano Concerto No.13 in C (K415)

    BBC Philharmonic

    Antonello Manacorda (conductor)

    Steven Osborne (piano).

    All-Mozart recital by Steven Osborne (piano) and the BBC Philharmonic.

    01Bath Mozartfest 2008, Bath Mozartfest 200820081222

    With Louise Fryer.

    The Scharoun Ensemble in Mozart and the Vienna Piano Trio in Beethoven.

    Louise Fryer presents highlights from Bath's 2008 festival of the music of Mozart.

    Mozart: Horn Quintet in E flat, K407

  • scharoun ensemble, berlin

    beethoven: piano trio in b flat, op 97 (archduke)

  • vienna piano trio

  • 01Nielsen And The Scandinavians20081202

    Jonathan Swain introduces Vertavo Quartet from Norway in Nielsen and Sibelius.

    Jonathan Swain introduces the distinguished Vertavo Quartet from Norway in a series of programmes celebrating the music of Nielsen and his contemporaries, with music which has established their reputation.

    Vertavo Quartet

    Nielsen: String Quartet No 1 in G minor

    Sibelius: String Quartet in D minor, Op 46 (Voces Intimae).

    01The Genius Of Mozart, Live From Kings Place, Part 120110101

    To launch Radio 3's 12-day The Genius of Mozart season, Suzy Klein presents an all-Mozart concert live from Kings Place in London.

    Overture: Le Nozze di Figaro, K492; Piano Concerto No 21 in C, K467; Exsultate, Jubilate, K165; Symphony No 39 in E flat, K543

    Sophie Bevan (soprano), Kristian Bezuidenhout (fortepiano), Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, conductor Jonathan Cohen.

    Presented by Suzy Klein.

    Mozart; Overture (Le nozze di Figaro); Piano Concerto No 21.

    01The Sage Gateshead20100921

    In the first of four lunchtime violin recitals recorded at The Sage Gateshead, the young Ukrainian violinist Valeriy Sokolov is joined by pianist Evgeniy Isotov to perform works by Bach, Beethoven and Prokofiev.

    BACH - Sonata for violin and keyboard No.4 in C minor, BWV.1017

    BEETHOVEN - Sonata for violin and piano in A, Op.30'1

    PROKOFIEV - 5 Melodies for violin and piano, Op.35a.

    Chamber concert recordings from all over the UK and beyond.

    01Welsh Festivals 2010, Gregynog Festival20101005

    In a concert recorded at Gregynog Hall, a historic building with beautiful gardens near Newtown in Mid Wales, the Gregynog Festival welcomed pianist Noriko Ogawa for a UK premiere of a Japanese piece, plus music by Debussy and Chopin.

    Debussy: Estampes (Pagodes; Soirée dans Grenade; Jardins sous la pluie)

    Yoshihiro Kanno: A particle of water (with Myochin Hibashi chopsticks) (UK première)

    Chopin: Sonata No.2

    Noriko Ogawa - piano.

    Pianist Noriko Ogawa performs music by Debussy and Chopin at the 2010 Gregynog Festival.

    02A Time There Was..., Michael Collins, Michael Mchale20101012
    02Nielsen And The Scandinavians20081203

    With Jonathan Swain.

    Christina Astrand (violin) and Per Salo (piano) in Grieg and Nielsen.

    Jonathan Swain introduces Danish violinist Christina Astrand and her husband Per Salo, who perform the lesser-known work of their countryman Niels Gade.

    Christina Astrand (violin)

    Per Salo (piano)

    Grieg: Violin Sonata No 1 in F

    Nielsen: Violin Sonata No 2 in G minor

    Gade: Violin Sonata No 2 in D minor.

    02Songlines, Joan Rodgers, Christopher Glynn20101117

    The second concert from the Songlines Series at this year's City of Song Festival in Derry features soprano, Joan Rodgers with pianist Christopher Glynn and the Elias Quartet.

    Schoenberg's Brettl-Lieder are an early example of the emerging from devoted to light-hearted social satire known as cabaret.

    The songs are fun with some risqué double entendre.

    The Poet's Echo is Britten's setting of six texts by Pushkin.

    Britten felt that setting the songs would help his "obstinately bad Russian".

    La bonne chanson by Fauré is a joyful setting for voice, quartet and piano of nine texts by Verlaine on the them of love and happiness.

    The concert ends with a selection of Irish songs arranged by Herbert Hughes.

    Introduced by Sean Rafferty.

    Joan Rodgers, Christopher Glynn and the Elias Quartet in Schoenberg, Britten and Faure.

    02The Sage Gateshead20100922

    In the second of four lunchtime concerts featuring the violin, Jack Liebeck and pianist Ashley Wass visit The Sage Gateshead to perform works by Mozart, Brahms and Ernest Bloch.

    MOZART - Sonata for violin and piano, K.454

    BRAHMS - Sonata for violin and piano in G, Op.78

    BLOCH - Baal Shem: Three Pictures from Hassidic Life.

    Jack Liebeck and Ashley Wass perform music by Mozart, Brahms and Bloch at The Sage Gateshead.

    02 LASTThe Genius Of Mozart, Live From Kings Place, Part 220110101

    To launch Radio 3's 12-day The Genius of Mozart season, Suzy Klein presents an all-Mozart concert live from Kings Place in London.

    Overture: Le Nozze di Figaro, K492; Piano Concerto No 21 in C, K467; Exsultate, Jubilate, K165; Symphony No 39 in E flat, K543

    Sophie Bevan (soprano), Kristian Bezuidenhout (fortepiano), Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, conductor Jonathan Cohen.

    Jonathan Cohen conducts the OAE in Mozart's Symphony No 39 in E flat.

    03A Time There Was..., Tasmin Little, Piers Lane20110108
    03Leeds International Concert Season 2010, Aronowitz Ensemble

    03Royal Northern College Of Music, Ebene Quartet, Arcanto Quartet

    03Songlines, Ann Murray, Iain Burnside20101118

    Ann Murray is joined by pianist, Iain Burnside and the Elias Quartet in music for voice, string quartet and piano in this the penultimate offering from the Songlines series recorded at the Guildhall in Derry.

    Chausson's Chanson Perpetuelle is a setting of a text by the symbolist poet, Chrales Cros, and the poem is a woman's lament for the lover who has left her.

    Britten's Cabaret Songs are to texts by his mentor, W.

    H.

    Auden, and they show both poet and composer in high spirits.

    Britten's A Charm of Lullabies was written in December 1947 for the mezzo-soprano Nancy Evans and is a much more gentle cycle than the Cabaret Songs.

    The Elias Quartet join Ann Murray for Respighi's intensely expressive setting of Il Tramonto - The Sunset by Shelley.

    The concert ends with the beautiful String Quartet by Ravel, of which Debussy urged him not to change a note.

    Ann Murray, Iain Burnside and the Elias Quartet in Chausson, Britten, Respighi and Ravel.

    03The Sage Gateshead20100923

    In the 3rd of this week's series of violin recitals recorded at The Sage Gateshead, the young American violinist Augustin Hadelich is joined by pianist Charles Wood to perform music by Beethoven, Debussy, Stravinsky and Sarasate.

    BEETHOVEN - Sonata for violin and piano No.8 in G, Op.30'3

    DEBUSSY - Sonata for violin and piano in G minor

    STRAVINSKY - Suite Italienne for violin and piano

    SARASATE - Concert Fantasy on "Carmen" for violin and piano.

    Augustin Hadelich and Charles Wood play violin works by Beethoven and Stravinsky in Gateshead.

    04New Generation Artists At Birmingham Town Hall20100930
    04Radio 3 New Generation Artists
    04 LASTSonglines, James Gilchrist, Anna Tilbrook20101119

    The final concert recorded at the Songlines series at this year's City of Song Festival in Derry, features tenor, James Gilchrist; pianist, Anna Tilbrook; with quartet in residence, the Elias Quartet.

    Brittten composed his song-cycle The Holy Sonnets of John Donne after returning from a concert with Yehudi Menuhin where they played to survivors of Nazi refugee camps.

    The experience had a profound effect on Britten and turned his thoughts to the problems of evil, suffering and salvation - the themes explored in this song-cycle.

    The Elias Quartet perform Britten's second quartet which was composed in 1945 to mark the 250th anniversary of the death of Purcell.

    The series ends with Vaughan Williams's famous song cycle for tenor, piano and string quartet On Wenlock Edge to poems from A.E.

    Housman's A Shropshire Lad.

    Introduced by Sean Rafferty.

    Tenor James Gilchrist, pianist Anna Tilbrook and Elias Quartet in Britten and Purcell.

    04 LASTSouth West Festivals 2010, Plush Festival20101022

    A trip to the Plush Festival in the heart of Hardy country, and the last in a series of four recitals recorded at the UK's south-west festivals.

    American Kit Armstrong leads the way, an 18-year-old already excelling in composition and mathematics, and rapidly establishing a name as one of the gifted musicians of his generation.

    Debussy Préludes (Book 1, 1-6)

    Fauré Piano Quartet in G minor

    Kit Armstrong (piano)

    Szymanowski Quartet.

    Kit Armstrong (piano) plays Debussy and Faure at the 2010 Plush Festival in Dorset.

    04 LASTThe Sage Gateshead, Vilde Frang, Milana Chernyawska20100924

    In the final lunchtime concert of the week from The Sage Gateshead, the young Norwegian violinist Vilde Frang and Ukrainian pianist Milana Chernyawska perform sonatas by Richard Strauss and Béla Bartok.

    STRAUSS - Sonata for violin and piano in E flat, Op.18

    BARTOK - Sonata for solo violin.

    Vilde Frang and Milana Chernyawska perform violin sonatas by Strauss and Bartok in Gateshead.

    05City Of London Festival 201020101001