Belfast Music Society International Festival Of Chamber Music 2018 [Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert]

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0120180731

Recitals from the Belfast Music Society's International Festival of Chamber Music 2018.

Live and recorded concerts from all over the UK. Includes the Wigmore chamber music series

John Toal presents performances from this year's Belfast Music Society International Festival of Chamber Music. In today's recital, soprano Ailish Tynan is joined by pianist Iain Burnside in a performance of Grieg's Six Songs, Op. 48, some of which were inspired by his wife Nina. They are all settings of works by six different German poets and published in the 1880s. Following this, pianist Llŷr Williams with a selection of Tchaikovsky's "The Seasons"- April, June, November and February. Tchaikovsky wrote the work shortly after the premiere of his first Piano Concerto and as he said, was "in the mood for piano pieces."

Completing today's programme, the Armida Quartet perform Prokofiev's String Quartet No. 2 in F Major, Op. 92, which premiered in Moscow in April 1942. The piece has folk music influences which Prokofiev would have heard while living in the Caucasus having been evacuated out of Moscow due to the German invasion a year before.

Grieg- Sechs Lieder Op. 48
Ailish Tynan (soprano)

Iain Burnside (piano)

Tchaikovsky- Selection from The Seasons (April, June, November and February)
Llŷr Williams (piano)

Prokofiev- String Quartet No. 2 in F major, Op. 92
Armida Quartet.

0220180801

Recitals from the Belfast Music Society's International Festival of Chamber Music 2018.

Live and recorded concerts from all over the UK. Includes the Wigmore chamber music series

John Toal presents the 2nd programme in this series of Lunchtime Concerts from the 2018 Belfast Music Society International Festival of Chamber Music. In today's recital, soprano Ailish Tynan and pianist Iain Burnside perform Faure's Cinq melodies de Venise based on the poetry of Paul Verlaine. Faure was commissioned to write the songs by Winnaretta Singer, heiress to the sewing machine fortune. The Armida Quartet return with Smetana's semi-autobiographical String Quartet No. 1 in E minor, in which he tried to distil periods of his life into musical sketches.

And finally today, pianist Llŷr Williams performs Scriabin's Piano Sonata No. 5 Op. 53. Written in one movement, the composer described the work as "a big poem for piano" and claimed it as the best composition he had ever written. It has been deemed by some as one of the hardest pieces in the piano repertoire.

Faure: Cinq mélodies de Venise
Ailish Tynan (soprano)

Iain Burnside (piano)

Smetana: String Quartet No. 1 in E minor
The Armida Quartet

Scriabin: Piano Sonata No. 5 Op. 53
Llŷr Williams (piano).

0320180802

Recitals from the Belfast Music Society's International Festival of Chamber Music 2018.

Live and recorded concerts from all over the UK. Includes the Wigmore chamber music series

John Toal presents the third in our series of recitals from the 2018 Belfast Music Society International Festival of Chamber Music. In today's programme, Brahms 6 Songs, Op. 7 will be performed by soprano Ailish Tynan and pianist Iain Burnside. These pieces come from an early period in Brahms's compositional career and are all set in a minor key, with a sense of melancholy. Then pianist Llŷr Williams returns with Schumann's 4 Nachtstücke Op. 23, written by the composer in a dark period of his life after a premonition of his brother's death.

To finish today's programme, Ailish Tynan and Iain Burnside return with a selection of songs by Brahms, Debussy and Reynaldo Hahn.

Brahms: 6 Songs Op. 7
Ailish Tynan (soprano)

Iain Burnside (piano)

Schumann: 4 Nachtstücke Op. 23
Llŷr Williams (piano)

Brahms: Das Mädchen spricht; Nachtigallen schwingen; Vorüber; Spanisches Lied
Ailish Tynan (soprano)

Iain Burnside (piano)

Debussy: Fêtes galantes Vol. 1
Hahn: Fêtes galantes; À? Chloris
Ailish Tynan (soprano), Iain Burnside (piano).

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Iain Burnside (piano)

Debussy: Fêtes galantes Vol. 1
Hahn: Fêtes galantes; Á Chloris
Ailish Tynan (soprano), Iain Burnside (piano).

0420180803

Recitals from the Belfast Music Society's International Festival of Chamber Music 2018.

Live and recorded concerts from all over the UK. Includes the Wigmore chamber music series

John Toal presents our final visit to the 2018 Belfast Music Society International Festival of Chamber Music with performances from pianist Llŷr Williams the Armida Quartet. To begin, Llŷr Williams presents a selection of Rachmaninov Preludes. Rachmaninov wrote 24 Preludes in all the keys Major and Minor between the 1890s and 1910. To finish these week of recitals, the Armida Quartet perform Beethoven's String Quartet No. 8 in E minor from his Op. 59 set.

Rachmaninov: Preludes Nos 9-12 from Op. 32 and Nos 8 and 10 from Op. 23
Llŷr Williams (piano)

Beethoven: String Quartet No. 8 in E minor, Op. 59 No. 2
The Armida Quartet.