Breaking Free - The Minds That Changed Music [Afternoon Concert]

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0120170102

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
BBC Symphony 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.

Penny Gore presents music by Schoenberg, Bach, Weber, Zemlinsky, Berg, Strauss and Mozart.

Unique performances with BBC Orchestras, Choirs and other great orchestras

02BBC 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.

Penny Gore presents music by Schoenberg, Webern, Berg and Mozart.

Unique performances with BBC Orchestras, Choirs and other great orchestras

0320170104

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
BBC Philharmonic
Andrew Gourlay (conductor)

c.2.40pm
Berg: Lulu Suite
Mahler Chamber orchestra
Barbara Hannigan (soprano/conductor)

3.25pm
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.

Penny Gore presents music by Berg and Schoenberg.

Unique performances with BBC Orchestras, Choirs and other great orchestras

04Breaking 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.3.25pm - back to the studio with Penny Gore

Webern: Variations, Op.30
Ulster Orchestra
Jurjen Hempel (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.

Live from Salford, the BBC Philharmonic performs music by Brahms and Schoenberg.

Unique performances with BBC Orchestras, Choirs and other great orchestras