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01Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20140422

Clemency Burton-Hill introduces the first of four programmes showcasing the talents of Radio 3's starry line-up of New Generation Artists. Now in its 15th year, the New Generation Artists scheme brings listeners the very best of emerging British and international talent. The 'NGAs' are offered many opportunities to perform in chamber concerts and with the BBC orchestras; every day this week we hear the fruits of their work in the studio, in recordings made specially for Radio 3.

Today the spotlight falls on Louis Schwizgebel, second prizewinner at the 2012 Leeds International Piano Competition, 2013 Cardiff Singer of the World finalist Olena Tokar, and French viola-player Lise Berthaud

Haydn: Piano Sonata in C, HobXVI/50

Louis Schwizgebel (piano)

Rimsky-Korsakov: Na kholmakh Gruzii (Op 3 No 4); Pesnya Zyuleyki (Op 26 No 4)

Redeyet oblakov letuchaya gryada (Op 42 No 3); Plenivshis' rozoy, solovey (Op 2 No 2)

Zvonche zhavoronka pen'ye (Op 43 No 1)

Olena Tokar (soprano), Igor Gryshyn (piano)

Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata in A minor, D821

Lise Berthaud (viola), François Pinel (piano).

01Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20141021

Clemency Burton-Hill introduces the first of four programmes showcasing the talents of Radio 3's starry line-up of New Generation Artists. Now in its 16th year, the New Generation Artists scheme brings listeners the very best of emerging British and international talent. The 'NGAs' are offered many opportunities to perform in chamber concerts and with the BBC orchestras; every day this week we hear the fruits of their work in the studio, in recordings made specially for Radio 3.

Today the spotlight falls on American violinist Elena Urioste, Irish tenor Robin Tritschler and Chinese pianist Zhang Zuo.

Mozart: Violin Sonata in B flat major, K454

Elena Urioste (violin), Zhang Zuo (piano)

Wolf: Der Jäger; Zur Warnung; Lied eines Verliebten

Robin Tritschler (tenor), Christopher Glynn (piano)

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

Zhang Zuo (piano).

01Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20150512

Clemency Burton-Hill introduces the first of four programmes showcasing the talents of Radio 3's starry line-up of New Generation Artists. Now in its 16th year, the New Generation Artists scheme brings listeners the very best of emerging British and international talent. The 'NGAs' are offered many opportunities to perform in chamber concerts and with the BBC orchestras; every day this week we hear the fruits of their work in the studio, in recordings made specially for Radio 3.

Today's programme sees Swiss-Chinese pianist Louis Schwizgebel perform works by two great baroque keyboard composers, and Ukrainian soprano Olena Tokar join forces with British horn-player Alec Frank-Gemmill.

Bach: Partita No 1 in B flat, BWV825

Louis Schwizgebel (piano)

Schubert: Auf dem Strom

Olena Tokar (soprano), Alec Frank-Gemmill (horn), Igor Gryshyn (piano)

Scarlatti: Sonata in E, Kk380; Sonata in G, Kk454; Sonata in G, Kk455

Strauss: Alphorn

Massenet: Amours bénis

Proch: Das Alpenhorn

Olena Tokar (soprano), Alec Frank-Gemmill (horn), Igor Grysyhyn (piano).

02Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20140423

Clemency Burton-Hill introduces the second of four programmes showcasing the talents of Radio 3's starry line-up of New Generation Artists. Now in its 15th year, the New Generation Artists scheme brings listeners the very best of emerging British and international talent. The 'NGAs' are offered many opportunities to perform in chamber concerts and with the BBC orchestras; every day this week we hear the fruits of their work in the studio, in recordings made specially for Radio 3.

Today violinist Elena Urioste treats us to a clutch of favourite violin encores, the Apollon Musagète Quartet perform an arrangement of Prokofiev's piano Visions Fugitives, British mezzo-soprano Kitty Whately sings songs by Brahms, and Louis Schwizgebel, second prizewinner at the 2012 Leeds International Piano Competition, plays Beethoven's ever-popular 'Moonlight' Sonata.

Gershwin, arr. Heifetz: It ain't necessarily so

Elena Urioste (violin), Tom Poster (piano)

Prokofiev, arr. Samsonov: Visions fugitives, Op 22

Apollon Musagète Quartet

Brahms: An die Nachtigall; Immerleise; Von ewige Liebe; Die Mainacht; Des Liebsten Schwur

Kitty Whately (mezzo-soprano), James Baillieu (piano)

Debussy, arr. Heifetz: Beau soir

Engel: Seashell

Beethoven: Piano Sonata in C sharp minor, Op 27 No 2 (Moonlight)

Louis Schwizgebel (piano).

02Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20141022

Clemency Burton-Hill introduces the second of four programmes showcasing the talents of Radio 3's starry line-up of New Generation Artists. Now in its 16th year, the New Generation Artists scheme brings listeners the very best of emerging British and international talent. The 'NGAs' are offered many opportunities to perform in chamber concerts and with the BBC orchestras; every day this week we hear the fruits of their work in the studio, in recordings.

Today's artists include mezzo-soprano Kitty Whately, German cellist Leonard Elschenbroich, American violinist Elena Urioste and Chinese pianist Zhang Zuo.

Dvorák: Four Romantic Pieces, Op 75

Elena Urioste (violin), Zhang Zuo (piano)

Warlock: My own country; Gurney: The Fields are full; Gibbs: In the highlands; Gurney: The Salley gardens

Selection of English songs

Kitty Whately (mezzo-soprano), Joseph Middleton (piano)

Brahms: Cello Sonata No 1 in E minor, Op 38

Leonard Elschenbroich (cello), Alexei Grynyuk (piano).

02Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20150513

Clemency Burton-Hill introduces the second of four programmes showcasing the talents of Radio 3's starry line-up of New Generation Artists. Now in its 16th year, the New Generation Artists scheme brings listeners the very best of emerging British and international talent. The 'NGAs' are offered many opportunities to perform in chamber concerts and with the BBC orchestras; every day this week we hear the fruits of their work in the studio, in recordings made specially for Radio 3.

In today's programme British mezzo-soprano Kitty Whately sings Ireland's Songs Sacred and Profane and French viola-player Lise Berthaud performs a Hindemith Sonata, before the two join forces in three songs by Frank Bridge. The programme starts with three fugues from Bach's great compendium The Art of Fugue, performed by the Armida Quartet from Germany.

Bach: Contrapunctus I, IV and XI from 'The Art of Fugue'

Armida Quartet

Ireland: Song Sacred and Profane

Kitty Whately (mezzo-soprano), James Baillieu (piano)

Hindemith: Viola Sonata in F, Op 11 No 4

Lise Berthaud (viola), David Saudubray (piano)

Frank Bridge: 3 Songs for mezzo-soprano, viola and piano

Kitty Whately (mezzo-soprano), Lise Berthaud (viola), Joseph Middleton (piano).

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This week's Lunchtime Concerts are dedicated to the current members of Radio 3's New Generation Artists scheme, a initiative for nurturing and developing exceptional young talent. For more information, videos, clips and biographies go to bbc.co.uk/radio3/nga. The Apollon Musagete quartet from Poland begin with the rousing Tango by Stravinsky, mezzo-soprano Ruby Hughes performs Debussy's beautiful Chansons de Bilitis and German violinist Veronika Eberle tackles Bach's first violin sonata and German cellist Leonard Elschenbroich performs Brahms' serious 'Ernste Gesange'.

Stravinsky: Tango

Apollon Musagete

Debussy: Chansons de Bilitis

Ruby Hughes (soprano)

Gary Matthewman (piano)

Bach: Sonata no. 1 in G minor BWV 1001

Veronika Eberle (violin)

Brahms: Ernste Gesange

Leonard Elschenbroich (cello)

Alexei Grynyuk (piano).

03Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20140424

Clemency Burton-Hill introduces another programme showcasing the talents of Radio 3's starry line-up of New Generation Artists. Now in its 15th year, the New Generation Artists scheme brings listeners the very best of emerging British and international talent. The 'NGAs' are offered many opportunities to perform in chamber concerts and with the BBC orchestras; every day this week we hear the fruits of their work in the studio, in recordings made specially for Radio 3.

Today Irish tenor Robin Tritschler sings Tippett's cantata Boyhood's End, clarinettist and former BBC Young Musician of the Year Mark Simpson performs Four Duets by Edmund Finnis, and Chinese pianist Zhang Zuo tackles Schumann's demanding Etudes Symphoniques

Tippett: Boyhood's End

Robin Tritschler (tenor), Christopher Glynn (piano)

Edmund Finnis: Four Duets

Mark Simpson (clarinet), Vikingur Olafsson (piano)

Schumann: Etudes symphoniques, Op 13

Zhang Zuo (piano).

03Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20141023

Clemency Burton-Hill introduces another programme showcasing the talents of Radio 3's starry line-up of New Generation Artists. Now in its 16th year, the New Generation Artists scheme brings listeners the very best of emerging British and international talent. The 'NGAs' are offered many opportunities to perform in chamber concerts and with the BBC orchestras; every day this week we hear the fruits of their work in the studio, in recordings made specially for Radio 3.

Today Swiss-Chinese pianist Louis Schwizgebel plays a Mozart sonata, Scottish guitarist Sean Shibe plays Etudes by Villa-Lobos, and French viola-player Lise Berthaud joins the Danish String Quartet in Nielsen's String Quintet.

Mozart: Piano Sonata in F major, K280

Louis Schwizgebel (piano)

Villa-Lobos: Etudes Nos. 1, 5, 7 and 6

Sean Shibe (guitar)

Nielsen: String Quintet in G major, Op 60 (posth)

Danish String Quartet, Lise Berthaud (viola).

03Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20150514

Baritone Benjamin Appl performs a Beethoven song programme with pianist Joseph Middleton, in a recital recorded in Cowdray Hall, Aberdeen.

Clemency Burton-Hill introduces the third of four programmes this week showcasing the talents of Radio 3's starry line-up of New Generation Artists. Now in its 16th year, the New Generation Artists scheme brings listeners the very best of emerging British and international talent. The 'NGAs' are offered many opportunities to perform in chamber concerts and with the BBC orchestras; every day this week we hear the fruits of their work in the studio, in recordings made specially for Radio 3.

In today's programme, Baritone Benjamin Appl performs an all-Schubert song programme with pianist Joseph Middleton in a concert recorded in Aberdeen.

Plus two Scarlatti keyboard sonatas from pianist Louis Schwizgebel

Schubert: An Sylvia; Lied des gefangenen Jägers; Auf dem Wasser zu singen;

Auf der Donau; Die Forelle; Ganymed; An die Laute; Frühlingsglaube;

An die Apfelbäume als sie Julien erblickten; An den Mond; Nachtviolen; Der Wanderer; Nacht und Träume

Benjamin Appl (baritone)

Joseph Middleton (piano)

Scarlatti: Sonata in B minor, Kk27; Sonata in G, Kk104

Louis Schwizgebel (piano).

04Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20150515

Clemency Burton-Hill introduces the final programme this week showcasing the talents of Radio 3's starry line-up of New Generation Artists. Now in its 16th year, the New Generation Artists scheme brings listeners the very best of emerging British and international talent. The 'NGAs' are offered many opportunities to perform in chamber concerts and with the BBC orchestras; every day this week we hear the fruits of their work in the studio, in recordings made specially for Radio 3.

In today's programme, Zhang Zuo performs a Beethoven piano sonata, before joining with violinist Esther Yoo and cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan in Brahms's First Piano Trio.

Beethoven: Piano Sonata in F sharp major, Op. 78

Zhang Zuo (piano)

Nielsen: Canto serioso

Alec Frank-Gemmill (horn), Daniel Grimwood (piano)

Brahms: Piano Trio No 1 in B major, Op 8

Esther Yoo (violin), Narek Hakhnazaryan (cello), Zhang Zuo (piano).

04 LASTRadio 3 Lunchtime Concert20140425

Clemency Burton-Hill introduces the last programme this week showcasing the talents of Radio 3's starry line-up of New Generation Artists. Now in its 15th year, the New Generation Artists scheme brings listeners the very best of emerging British and international talent. The 'NGAs' are offered many opportunities to perform in chamber concerts and with the BBC orchestras; every day this week we hear the fruits of their work in the studio, in recordings made specially for Radio 3.

Today the Apollon Musagète Quartet perform Stravinsky's Concertino, Scottish guitarist Sean Shibe plays the Guitar Sonata by Antonio José, and jazz saxophonist Trish Clowes performs some of her own compositions.

Trish Clowes: An Unusual Trip

Trish Clowes (saxophone), Chris Montague (electric guitar), Ross Stanley (piano)

Stravinsky: Concertino

Apollon Musagète String Quartet

Trish Clowes: A Cat called Behemoth; In between the Moss and Ivy

Trish Clowes (saxophone), Chris Montague (electric guitar), Ross Stanley (piano and Hammond organ)

José: Guitar Sonata

Sean Shibe (guitar).

04 LASTRadio 3 Lunchtime Concert20141024

Clemency Burton-Hill introduces the last programme of the week showcasing the talents of Radio 3's starry line-up of New Generation Artists. Now in its 16th year, the New Generation Artists scheme brings listeners the very best of emerging British and international talent. The NGAs are offered many opportunities to perform in chamber concerts and with the BBC orchestras; every day this week we hear the fruits of their work in the studio, in recordings made specially for Radio 3.

In this programme soprano Olena Tokar sings Mussorgky's song-cycle The Nursery, mezzo-soprano Kitty Whately performs songs by Barber, and pianists Zhang Zuo and Louis Schwizgebel combine for duets by Rachmaninov.

Fanny Mendelssohn: Wanderlied; Nacht ist wie ein stilles Meer; Abendbild

Kitty Whately (mezzo-soprano), James Baillieu (piano)

Mussorgsky: Detskaya (The Nursery)

Olena Tokar (soprano), Joseph Middleton (piano)

Barber: The Daisies; The Crucifixion; Sleep now

Kitty Whately (mezzo-soprano), Joseph Middleton (piano)

Rachmaninov: 6 Duets, Op 11

Zhang Zuo, Louis Schwizgebel (piano duet).