Big Chamber Weekend [Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert]

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British Favourites20190502

Tom McKinney continues a week of lunchtime concerts from the Radio 3 Big Chamber Weekend recorded at Saffron Hall in Essex, which brings the composer and virtuoso clarinettist Mark Simpson together with his friends in some of the music he loves best, played alongside his own chamber-music works. Today, he plays some of his favourite chamber music by British composers, from Ireland to Howells.

Mark Simpson is a former BBC Young Musician of the Year and Radio 3 New Generation Artist.

Presented by Tom McKinney.

IRELAND
Fantasy Sonata
Mark Simpson (clarinet)
Richard Uttley (piano)

SIMPSON
Night Music
Leonard Elschenbroich (cello)
Richard Uttley (piano)

MAXWELL DAVIES
Trumpet Sonata
Simon Hofele (trumpet)
Richard Uttley (piano)

HOWELLS
Rhapsodic Quintet
Mark Simpson (clarinet)
Navarra String Quartet

Elizabeth Arno (producer)

Radio 3 Big Chamber Weekend from Saffron Hall presents Mark Simpson and Friends.

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

Chamber-music Favourites From The Usa20190503

In the last concert recorded at Saffron Hall for the Radio 3 Big Chamber Weekend, composer and virtuoso clarinettist Mark Simpson brings his friends together in a programme of American repertoire, including the world-premiere of his own American-inspired work for current Radio 3 New Generation Artist trumpeter, Simon Höfele.

Mark Simpson is a former BBC Young Musician of the Year and Radio 3 New Generation Artist.

Presented by Tom McKinney.

GERSHWIN
Preludes
Simon Höfele (trumpet)
Richard Uttley (piano)

SIMPSON
Three pieces for trumpet and piano
Simon Höfele (trumpet)
Richard Uttley (piano)
Co-commissioned by BBC Radio 3, the Royal Philharmonic Society and Saffron Hall, Essex

BERNSTEIN
Clarinet Sonata
Mark Simpson (clarinet)
Richard Uttley (piano)

ANTHEIL
Trumpet Sonata
Simon Höfele (trumpet)
Richard Uttley (piano)

COPLAND
Sextet
Mark Simpson (clarinet)
Navarra String Quartet
Richard Uttley (piano)

Elizabeth Arno (producer)

Radio 3 Big Chamber Weekend from Saffron Hall presents Mark Simpson and Friends

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

Homages From Schumann To Janacek20190501

Tom McKinney presents the Radio 3 Big Chamber Weekend recorded at Saffron Hall in Essex, which brings the composer and virtuoso clarinettist Mark Simpson together with his friends in some of the music he loves best, played alongside his own chamber-music works. Today, he presents a sequence of homages, starting with Schumann's much-beloved Marchenerzalungen, Kurtag's Homage to Schumann and Simpson's own Homage to Kurtag. The Navarra String Quartet play Janacek's own homage to the Kreutzer Sonata, the nickname for the String Quartet No.1.

Mark Simpson is a former BBC Young Musician of the Year and Radio 3 New Generation Artist.

Presented by Tom McKinney.

SCHUMANN
Maerchenerzalungen
Mark Simpson (clarinet)
Adam Newman (viola)
Richard Uttley (piano)

KURTAG
Homage to Schumann
Mark Simpson (clarinet)
Adam Newman (viola)
Richard Uttley (piano)

SIMPSON
Homage to Kurtag
Mark Simpson (clarinet)
Adam Newman (viola)
Richard Uttley (piano)

JANACEK
String Quartet No. 1 'The Kreutzer Sonata'
Navarra String Quartet

Elizabeth Arno (producer)

Radio 3 Big Chamber Weekend from Saffron Hall presents Mark Simpson and Friends.

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

Introducing Mark Simpson And Friends20190430

Tom McKinney presents the Radio 3 Big Chamber Weekend recorded at Saffron Hall in Essex, which brings the composer and virtuoso clarinettist Mark Simpson together with his friends in some of the music he loves best, played alongside his own chamber-music works. Today, he plays Beethoven and Brahms clarinet concertos with cellist Leonard Elschenbroich and pianist Richard Uttley, plus two of his own works for clarinet and piano solo.

Mark Simpson is a former BBC Young Musician of the Year and Radio 3 New Generation Artist.

Presented by Tom McKinney.

BEETHOVEN
Trio in B flat, Op.11
Mark Simpson (clarinet)
Leonard Elschenbroich (cello)
Richard Uttley (piano)

SIMPSON
Lov(escape)
Richard Uttley (piano)

SIMPSON
Barkham Fantasy
Richard Uttley (piano)

BRAHMS
Trio in A minor Op.114 for clarinet or viola, cello and piano
Mark Simpson (clarinet)
Leonard Elschenbroich (cello)
Richard Uttley (piano)

Elizabeth Arno (producer)

Radio 3 Big Chamber Weekend from Saffron Hall presents Mark Simpson and Friends.

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