Belfast Music Society International Festival Of Chamber Music 2016

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01Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert2016030120170117 (R3)Pianist Janina Fialkowska and the Dante Quartet perform at the 2016 Belfast Music Society International Festival of Chamber Music in a programme that begins with Chopin's Polonaise Fantaisie in A flat, Op. 61, published in 1846 and dedicated to his pupil Anne Veyret, and ends with his Waltz in A flat major, Op. 42, and Scherzo No. 4 in E Major Op. 54. In between, the Dante Quartet perform Beethoven's String Quartet in G major, Op 18 No 2.

Chopin: Polonaise Fantaisie in A flat, Op. 61

Janina Fialkowska (Piano)

Beethoven: String Quartet in G Major, Op 18 No 2

Chopin: Waltz in A flat major, Op. 42; Scherzo No. 4 in E Major Op. 54

Pianist Janina Fialkowska and the Dante Quartet perform at the 2016 Belfast Music Society International Festival of Chamber Music in a programme that begins with Chopin's Polonaise Fantaisie in A flat - published in 1846 and dedicated to his pupil Anne Veyret - and ends with his Waltz in A flat major, Op 42, and Scherzo No 4. In between, the Dante Quartet perform Beethoven's String Quartet in G major, Op 18 No 2.

Chopin: Waltz in A flat major, Op. 42; Scherzo No. 4 in E major, Op 54

02Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert2016030220170118 (R3)Pianist Janina Fialkowska, tenor Robin Tritschler, and the Dante Quartet perform at this year's Belfast Music Society International Festival of Chamber Music in a programme including Chopin's 3 Mazurkas Op.50 published in 1842, Robin Tritschler and pianist Christopher Glyn perform songs by Dutch-born American composer and pianist Richard Hageman and rounding off the programme Mendelssohn's String Quartet No 6 in F minor, Op 80 performed by the Dante Quartet. One of the last works the composer wrote before he died in 1847, the piece was written as a ""Requiem for Fanny"", his sister who had died earlier that year.

Chopin: 3 Mazurkas Op.50

Janina Fialkowska (piano)

Richard Hageman: 5 Songs - Praise; At the Well; Do Not Go My Love; Into the Silent Land; Miranda

Robin Tritschler (tenor)

Christopher Glynn (piano)

Mendelssohn: String Quartet No 6 in F minor, Op 80

Pianist Janina Fialkowska, tenor Robin Tritschler, and the Dante Quartet perform at this year's Belfast Music Society International Festival of Chamber Music in a programme including Chopin's 3 Mazurkas Op.50 published in 1842, Robin Tritschler and pianist Christopher Glyn perform songs by Dutch-born Amercian composer and pianist Richard Hageman and rounding off the programme Mendelssohn's String Quartet No 6 in F minor, Op 80 performed by the Dante Quartet. One of the last works the composer wrote before he died in 1847, the piece was written as a ""Requiem for Fanny"", his sister who had died earlier that year.

Richard Hageman: Songs

03Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert2016030320170119 (R3)Pianist Janina Fialkowska, tenor Robin Tritschler and the Dante Quartet perform at the 2016 Belfast Music Society International Festival of Chamber Music in a programme of Chopin and a world premiere commission from the festival. Janina Fialkowska performs Chopin's Impromptu in G flat, the Nocturne in B major, Op.9 No.3, and Waltz in B minor, Op. 69 No. 2, and, to complete her programme, his Scherzo No. 1 in B minor - a work dedicated to Thomas Albrecht (then secretary to the Saxon Embassy in Paris), who convinced Chopin to stay in Vienna to further his career - and the Ballade No.4 in F minor, dedicated to Baroness Rothschild. Both the Scherzo and the Fourth Ballade are considered to be among the composer's most difficult works.

Also in the programme is the world premiere of a new commission from the BMS festival, written by Northern Irish composer Philip Hammond. 'Lament for an Irish Rebel' is based on texts spanning three centuries and was composed especially for tenor Robin Tritschler.

Chopin: Impromptu in G flat Op.51 No.3; Nocturne in B major, Op.9 No.3; Waltz in B minor Op. 69 No. 2

Janina Fialkowska (piano)

Philip Hammond: Lament for an Irish Rebel (world premiere)

Robin Tritschler (tenor)

Christopher Glynn (piano)

Chopin: Scherzo No. 1 in B minor Op. 20; Ballade No.4 in F minor Op. 52

Pianist Janina Fialkowska, tenor Robin Tritschler and the Dante Quartet perform at the 2016 Belfast Music Society International Festival of Chamber Music in a programme of Chopin and a world premiere commission from the festival. Janina Fialkowska performs Chopin's Impromptu in G flat Op.51 No.3, the Nocturne in B major, Op.9 No.3 and Waltz in B minor Op. 69 No. 2, and, to complete her programme, his Scherzo No. 1 in B minor Op. 20 - a work dedicated to Thomas Albrecht (then secretary to the Saxon Embassy in Paris) who convinced Chopin to stay in Vienna to further his career - and the Ballade No.4 in F minor Op. 52, dedicated to Baroness Rothschild. Both the Scherzo and the 4th Ballad are considered to be among the composer's most difficult works.

Also in the programme is the world premiere of a new commission from the BMS festival, written by Northern Irish composer Philip Hammond. Lament for an Irish Rebel is based on texts spanning three centuries and was conposed specially for tenor Robin Tritschler.

04Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert2016030420170120 (R3)In the final programme of music from this week's series of concerts from the 2016 Belfast Music Society International Festival of Chamber Music, pianist Janina Fialkowska begins with two Preludes by Chopin. Following this, a group of Schubert songs performed by tenor Robin Tritschler and pianist Christopher Glynn. And to complete today's recital, the Dante Quartet are joined by pianist Daniel Tong to perform Shostakovich's Piano Quintet in G minor, Op 57.

Originally written for the Beethoven Quartet and completed in September 1940, the work is one of Shostakovich's most famous chamber pieces and on its premiere in November 1940, the composer himself performed at the piano with the Quartet. The work is in five movements - beginning with a slow Prelude followed by a Fugue, then a Scherzo, a slower Intermezzo and finishing with an Allegretto finale.

Chopin: Prelude E flat minor Op.28 No 14; Prelude in D flat major Op.28 No 15

Janina Fialkowska (piano)

Schubert: 3 Songs - Wiegenlied, D579; Die Sterne, D939; Herbst, D945

Robin Tritschler (tenor)

Christopher Glynn (piano)

Shostakovich: Piano Quintet in G minor, Op 57

Daniel Tong (piano).

In the final programme of music from this week's series of concerts from the 2016 Belfast Music Society International Festival of Chamber Music, pianist Janina Fialkowska begins with two Preludes by Chopin, the E flat and D flat from Op. 28. Following this, a seletcion of Schubert songs performed by tenor Robin Tritschler accompanied by pianist Christopher Glynn. And to complete today's recital, the Dante Quartet are joined by pianist Daniel Tong to perform Shostakovich's Piano Quintet in G minor, Op 57.

Originally written for the Beethoven Quartet, and completed in September 1940, the work is one the composer's most famous chamber pieces, and on its premiere in November 1940, Shostakovich himself actually performed at the piano with the quartet. The work is in five movements, beginning with a slow Prelude followed by a Fugue, then a Scherzo before a slower Intermezzo and finishing with an Allegretto finale.

Schubert: Selection of Songs