Breaking Free - The Minds That Changed Music

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AO30120170102

Breaking Free - the minds that changed music. Penny Gore presents a week of Afternoon on 3 comprising EBU and BBC performing groups as part of Radio 3's celebration of the Second Viennese School. Set in the context of the composers who influenced them, there'll be music from Bach, Mozart, Richard Strauss and Schoenberg's teacher Zemlinsky, along with Schoenberg's first important work, Verklärte Nacht.

2pm

Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht, Op.4

RTVE Symphony Orchestra

Leopold Hager (conductor)

Bach: Concerto No. 1 in A minor, BWV.1041, for violin and string orchestra

Rachel Podger (director)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

c.2.45pm

Webern: Entflieht auf leichten Kähnen, Op.2 2

WDR Radio Chorus

Robert Blank (conductor)

Schoenberg: Chamber Symphony No.1 in E, Op. 9

Basel Sinfonietta

Duncan Ward (conductor)

c.3.10pm

Zemlinsky: Sinfonietta, Op.23

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Martyn Brabbins (conductor)

Berg: 3 Pieces, Op.6, for orchestra

Oliver Knussen (conductor)

c.3.55pm

Strauss: Horn Concerto No. 1 in E flat, Op.11

Alberto Menendez (horn)

BBC Philharmonic

Juanjo Mena (conductor)

Mozart: Symphony in D major, K.121, (Finale)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Donald Runnicles (conductor)

4.25pm

The World of the Second Viennese School in 5 Objects

Tom McKinney looks at Richard Gerstl's curious 'Laughing Self-portrait', a painting which epitomizes the artist's demise at the height of expressionism.

AO302Bbc Scottish Symphony Orchestra20170103

Breaking Free - the minds that changed music. Penny Gore presents a week of Afternoon on 3 comprising EBU and BBC performing groups as part of Radio 3's celebration of the Second Viennese School. Today's programme includes three pieces written in 1909: Schoenberg's Buch der hangenden Garten, Berg's Piano Sonata no.1 and Webern's 6 Orchestral Pieces Op.6. Plus highlights from a concert performed by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra with two composers who were a great influence on Schoenberg, Mozart and Mahler.

2pm

Schoenberg: Buch der hängenden Garten, Op.15

Christian Gerhaher (baritone)

Gerold Huber (piano)

Webern: 6 Orchestral Pieces Op.6

Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra

Susanna Mälkki (conductor)

c.2.40pm

Berg: Piano Sonata, Op.1

David Huang (piano)

c.2.55pm

Mozart: Exsultate, jubilate - motet K.165

Mahler: Symphony No. 4 in G major

Carolyn Sampson (soprano)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Donald Runnicles (conductor)

4.25pm

The World of the Second Viennese School in 5 Objects

Tom McKinney tracks down three asteroids that mark the achievements of the Second Viennese School, visiting the Institut fur Astronomie at the University of Vienna, and explores the idea of a new musical universe that was so central to Schoenberg, Berg and Webern.

AO30320170104

Breaking Free - the minds that changed music. Penny Gore presents a week of Afternoon on 3 comprising EBU and BBC performing groups as part of Radio 3's celebration of the Second Viennese School. Today includes Berg's Altenberg Lieder, the first performance of which so shocked the audience that it caused a riot. Plus Schoenberg's 2nd Chamber Symphony, and the suite drawn from Berg's unfinished opera, Lulu.

2pm

Berg: 5 Altenberg Lieder, Op.4

Ruby Hughes (soprano)

BBC Philharmonic

John Storgards (conductor)

Schoenberg: Chamber Symphony No. 2, Op.38

Andrew Gourlay (conductor)

c.2.40pm

Berg: Lulu Suite

Mahler Chamber orchestra

Barbara Hannigan (soprano/conductor)

4.25pm

The World of the Second Viennese School in 5 Objects

Tom McKinney explores the Schoenberg's new take of chess, his Koalitionsschach, and finds out how it connects to the composer's own experience of the First World War.

AO304Breaking Free: The Bbc Philharmonic Live20170106

Breaking Free - the minds that changed music. Penny Gore presents a week of Afternoon on 3 comprising EBU and BBC performing groups as part of Radio 3's celebration of the Second Viennese School. Today begins with a live concert from the BBC Philharmonic. Martyn Brabbins conducts the orchestra in a Schoenberg-themed concert, including his work as an arranger. Then back to the studio with Penny Gore, and performances of Webern's Variations for Orchestra and Berg's Chamber Concerto Op.8

2pm

BBC PHILHARMONIC LIVE

Presented by Tom Redmond

Brahms: Academic Festival Overture

Schoenberg: Six Songs Op 8

Brahms orch Schoenberg: Piano Quartet in G minor

Susan Bullock (soprano)

BBC Philharmonic

Martyn Brabbins (conductor)

c.3.15pm - back to the studio with Penny Gore

Webern: Variations, Op.30

Ulster Orchestra

Jurjen Hempel (conductor)

Mozart: Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K.183

Ben Gernon (conductor)

c.3.45pm

Berg Chamber Concerto, Op.8

Nicholas Angelich, piano

Renaud Capuçon, violin

Paolo Beltrami, clarinet

Alberto Biano, bassoon

Federico Cicoria, oboe

Vittorio Ferrari, horn

Stefano Franceschini, clarinet

Corrado Giuffredi, clarinet

Bruno Grossi, flute

Floriano Rosini, trombone

Marco Schiavon, oboe

Stefano Semprini, bassoon

Ricardo Serrano, horn

Maurizio Simeoli, flute

Elena Schwarz, conductor

4.25pm

The World of the Second Viennese School in 5 Objects

Tom McKinney explores the mind of Schoenberg, the father of serial music, through the intriguing games that he invented - from his playing cards to tiddlywinks and his love of tennis.