South West Festivals 2012


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The first of two weeks of programmes celebrating the summer festival season in the south-west, beginning at the International Musicians Seminar at Prussia Cove in Cornwall, founded forty years ago by the Hungarian violinist, Sándor Végh as a place for musicians to meet, learn and play together.

Schumann: Märchenbilder for Viola and Piano, Op.113

Lars Anders Tomter (viola)

Gretel Dowdeswell(piano)

Adès: Three Mazurkas, Op.27

Thomas Adès(piano)

Mozart:Piano Quartet in G minor, K478

András Keller (violin)

Ralph Kirshbaum (cello)

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More from the summer's music festivals in the south-west, featuring two show-stopping performances for cello. Adrian Brendel performs music inspired by the Australian landscape at his own 'Music at Plush' festival in Dorset, while Ralph Kirshbaum presents Shostakovich at Truro in Cornwall.

Brett Dean: Huntington Eulogy

Adrian Brendel (cello)

Kit Armstrong (piano)

Shostakovich: Cello Sonata in D minor, Op.40

Ralph Kirshbaum (cello)

Simon Parkin(piano).

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More from a tour of the south-west chamber festivals, including a last visit to the International Musicians Seminar in Cornwall and, from Dartington Hall in Devon, Janacek's dramatic tale of a young man seduced away from his home and family by love.

Lutoslawski: Partita for violin and piano

András Keller (violin)

Thomas Adès (piano)

Janacek:The Diary of One who Disappeared

Robert Murray (tenor)

Sarah Gabriel (soprano)

Off-stage chorus (Anna Sandstrom, Veronique van der Meijden, Mizuiro Todoku)

Andrew West (piano)

A second week of broadcasts from festivals in the south-west begins on 8th January.

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The second of two weeks of programmes celebrating music festivals across the south-west. Music at Plush brings musicians and audiences to the idyllic surroundings of the Piddle Valley in Dorset and, in Jersey, performers come together to mark the island's annual Liberation Day celebrations.

Beethoven: Violin sonata in G, op 30 no.3

Andrej Bielow (violin)

Kit Armstrong(piano)

Mozart: Clarinet Quintet

Michael Collins (clarinet)

Alexander Sitkovetsky (violin)

Alexandra Soumm (violin)

Philip Dukes (viola)

Guy Johnston (cello).

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More from last year's music festivals across the south-west. Pianist, Noam Greenberg brings a taste of Vienna to his Music at Tresanton festival on the Cornish coast, including Schubert's epic Grand Duo in C major.

Berg: Piano Sonata, op. 1

Noam Greenberg (piano)

Schubert: Grand Duo in C Major

Ferenc Rados (piano).

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