Cheltenham Festival 2016

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01Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20160719

01Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20160719

This week's Lunchtime Concert comes from the Cheltenham Music Festival, performed by BBC New Generation Artists the Quatuor Van Kuijk, clarinettist Annelien van Wauwe, and cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan with the pianist Zhang Zuo. Today's concert features the Cello Sonata in F by Brahms, along with Weber's Clarinet Quintet in B flat, all performed in the historic setting of the Pittville Pump Room.

Johannes Brahms

Cello Sonata No 2 in F major, Op 99

Narek Hakhnazaryan, cello

Zhang Zuo, piano

Carl Maria von Weber

Clarinet Quintet in B flat major, J182 Op 34

Annelien van Wauwe, clarinet

Quatuor Van Kuijk:

Nicholas van Kuijk, violin

Sylvain Favre-Bulle, violin

Grégoire Vecchioni, viola

François Robin, cello

Produced by Luke Whitlock.

01Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20160719

This week's Lunchtime Concert comes from the Cheltenham Music Festival, performed by BBC New Generation Artists the Quatuor Van Kuijk, clarinettist Annelien van Wauwe, and cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan with the pianist Zhang Zuo. Today's concert features the Cello Sonata in F by Brahms, along with Weber's Clarinet Quintet in B flat, all performed in the historic setting of the Pittville Pump Room.

Johannes Brahms

Cello Sonata No 2 in F major, Op 99

Narek Hakhnazaryan, cello

Zhang Zuo, piano

Carl Maria von Weber

Clarinet Quintet in B flat major, J182 Op 34

Annelien van Wauwe, clarinet

Quatuor Van Kuijk:

Nicholas van Kuijk, violin

Sylvain Favre-Bulle, violin

Grégoire Vecchioni, viola

François Robin, cello

Produced by Luke Whitlock.

01Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20160816

01Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20160816

This week's lunchtime concerts come from Cheltenham Music Festival, recorded in the elegant Regency setting of the Pittville Pump Room. In today's highlights, French specialists Pascal Rogé and Ami Rogé mark the 150th anniversary of Erik Satie with his colourful ballet for piano duet, Parade; Christian Lindberg gives the world premiere of his latest work for trombone; and the Doric String Quartet immerse themselves in one of their favourite works, Bartok's folk-influenced Fourth Quartet.

Presented by Fiona Talkington.

Erik Satie

Parade

Pascal Rogé and Ami Rogé, piano 4 hands

Christian Lindberg

Black Hawk Eagle

Christian Lindberg, trombone

Roland Pöntinen, piano

Béla Bartok

String Quartet No 4

Doric String Quartet:

Alex Redington, violin

Jonathan Stone, violin

Hélène Clément, viola

John Myerscough, cello

Producer Johannah Smith.

01Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20160816

This week's lunchtime concerts come from Cheltenham Music Festival, recorded in the elegant Regency setting of the Pittville Pump Room. In today's highlights, French specialists Pascal Rogé and Ami Rogé mark the 150th anniversary of Erik Satie with his colourful ballet for piano duet, Parade; Christian Lindberg gives the world premiere of his latest work for trombone; and the Doric String Quartet immerse themselves in one of their favourite works, Bartok's folk-influenced Fourth Quartet.

Presented by Fiona Talkington.

Erik Satie

Parade

Pascal Rogé and Ami Rogé, piano 4 hands

Christian Lindberg

Black Hawk Eagle

Christian Lindberg, trombone

Roland Pöntinen, piano

Béla Bartok

String Quartet No 4

Doric String Quartet:

Alex Redington, violin

Jonathan Stone, violin

Hélène Clément, viola

John Myerscough, cello

Producer Johannah Smith.

02Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20160720

02Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20160720

This week's Lunchtime Concert comes from the Cheltenham Music Festival, performed by BBC New Generation Artists the Quatuor Van Kuijk, along with the violinist Esther Yoo and cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan. Today's concert features Halvorsen's Passacaglia with Variations in G minor after Handel, along with the Divertimento in D by Mozart, and Ravel's String Quartet in F major, all performed in the historic setting of the Pittville Pump Room.

Johan Halvorsen

Passacaglia with Variations in G minor after Handel

Esther Yoo, violin

Narek Hakhnazaryan, cello

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Divertimento in D K136

Quatuor Van Kuijk:

Nicholas van Kuijk, violin

Sylvain Favre-Bulle, violin

Grégoire Vecchioni, viola

François Robin, cello

Maurice Ravel

String Quartet in F major

Quatuor Van Kuijk:

Nicholas van Kuijk, violin

Sylvain Favre-Bulle, violin

Grégoire Vecchioni, viola

François Robin, cello

Produced by Luke Whitlock.

02Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20160720

This week's Lunchtime Concert comes from the Cheltenham Music Festival, performed by BBC New Generation Artists the Quatuor Van Kuijk, along with the violinist Esther Yoo and cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan. Today's concert features Halvorsen's Passacaglia with Variations in G minor after Handel, along with the Divertimento in D by Mozart, and Ravel's String Quartet in F major, all performed in the historic setting of the Pittville Pump Room.

Johan Halvorsen

Passacaglia with Variations in G minor after Handel

Esther Yoo, violin

Narek Hakhnazaryan, cello

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Divertimento in D K136

Quatuor Van Kuijk:

Nicholas van Kuijk, violin

Sylvain Favre-Bulle, violin

Grégoire Vecchioni, viola

François Robin, cello

Maurice Ravel

String Quartet in F major

Produced by Luke Whitlock.

02Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20160817

This week's lunchtime concerts come from Cheltenham Music Festival. Recorded in the elegant Regency setting of the Pittville Pump Room, today's highlights include one of Satie's best loved pieces for solo piano. His partner in life and music, Ami, joins Pascal Rogé in a performance for piano duet of Ravel's Mother Goose, fairytale settings written for his close friend's children. And Haydn spreads his compositional wings in the second of his Opus 64 quartets, played here by the Doric String Quartet.

Presented by Fiona Talkington.

Erik Satie

Gymnopédie No 1

Pascal Rogé, piano

Morceaux en forme de poire

Pascal Rogé and Ami Rogé, piano 4 hands

Maurice Ravel

Ma Mère l'Oye

Joseph Haydn

String Quartet in B minor, Op 64 No 2

Doric String Quartet:

Alex Redington, violin

Jonathan Stone, violin

Hélène Clément, viola

John Myerscough, cello.

02Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20160817

This week's lunchtime concerts come from Cheltenham Music Festival. Recorded in the elegant Regency setting of the Pittville Pump Room, today's highlights include one of Satie's best loved pieces for solo piano. His partner in life and music, Ami, joins Pascal Rogé in a performance for piano duet of Ravel's Mother Goose, fairytale settings written for his close friend's children. And Haydn spreads his compositional wings in the second of his Opus 64 quartets, played here by the Doric String Quartet.

Presented by Fiona Talkington.

Erik Satie

Gymnopédie No 1

Pascal Rogé, piano

Morceaux en forme de poire

Pascal Rogé and Ami Rogé, piano 4 hands

Maurice Ravel

Ma Mère l'Oye

Joseph Haydn

String Quartet in B minor, Op 64 No 2

Doric String Quartet:

Alex Redington, violin

Jonathan Stone, violin

Hélène Clément, viola

John Myerscough, cello.

03Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20160721

03Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20160721

This week's Lunchtime Concert comes from the Cheltenham Music Festival, performed by BBC New Generation Artists the Armida Quartet, along with the pianist Zhang Zou. Today's concert features Franz Liszt's Rhapsodie espagnole, along with Schubert's Rosamunde String Quartet in A minor, all performed in the historic setting of the Pittville Pump Room.

Franz Liszt

Rhapsodie espagnole S 254

Zhang Zou, piano

Franz Schubert

String Quartet in A minor, D804 (Rosamunde)

Armida Quartet:

Martin Funda, violin

Johanna Staemmler, violin

Teresa Schwamm, viola

Peter-Philipp Staemmler, cello

Produced by Luke Whitlock.

03Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20160721

This week's Lunchtime Concert comes from the Cheltenham Music Festival, performed by BBC New Generation Artists the Armida Quartet, along with the pianist Zhang Zou. Today's concert features Franz Liszt's Rhapsodie espagnole, along with Schubert's Rosamunde String Quartet in A minor, all performed in the historic setting of the Pittville Pump Room.

Franz Liszt

Rhapsodie espagnole S 254

Zhang Zou, piano

Franz Schubert

String Quartet in A minor, D804 (Rosamunde)

Armida Quartet:

Martin Funda, violin

Johanna Staemmler, violin

Teresa Schwamm, viola

Peter-Philipp Staemmler, cello

Produced by Luke Whitlock.

03Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20160818

This week's lunchtime concerts come from Cheltenham Music Festival, recorded in the elegant Regency setting of the Pittville Pump Room. In today's highlights, trombonist Christian Lindberg plays a virtuosic arrangement of three movements from Stravinsky's Firebird and the Doric String Quartet perform the second of Beethoven's Opus 59 'Razumovsky' quartets, thought to have been inspired in part by Beethoven gazing up at the stars, "contemplating the harmony of the spheres".

Presented by Fiona Talkington.

Igor Stravinsky, arr. Lindberg and Pöntinen

Three Movements from The Firebird

Christian Lindberg, trombone

Roland Pöntinen, piano

Ludwig van Beethoven

String Quartet in E minor, Op.59 No.2 (Razumovsky)

Doric String Quartet:

Alex Redington, violin

Jonathan Stone, violin

Hélène Clément, viola

John Myerscough, cello.

03Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20160818

This week's lunchtime concerts come from Cheltenham Music Festival, recorded in the elegant Regency setting of the Pittville Pump Room. In today's highlights, trombonist Christian Lindberg plays a virtuosic arrangement of three movements from Stravinsky's Firebird and the Doric String Quartet perform the second of Beethoven's Opus 59 'Razumovsky' quartets, thought to have been inspired in part by Beethoven gazing up at the stars, "contemplating the harmony of the spheres".

Presented by Fiona Talkington.

Igor Stravinsky, arr. Lindberg and Pöntinen

Three Movements from The Firebird

Christian Lindberg, trombone

Roland Pöntinen, piano

Ludwig van Beethoven

String Quartet in E minor, Op.59 No.2 (Razumovsky)

Doric String Quartet:

Alex Redington, violin

Jonathan Stone, violin

Hélène Clément, viola

John Myerscough, cello.

04Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20160722

This week's Lunchtime Concert comes from the Cheltenham Music Festival, performed by BBC New Generation Artists the Quatuor Van Kuijk and the Armida Quartet, along with the clarinettist Annelien van Wauwe, and the cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan. Today's concert features Stravinsky's Three Pieces for solo clarinet, the premiere of Eine Windrose für Mauricio for solo cello by Kurt Schwertsik, along with Mendelssohn's Octet in E flat major, all performed in the historic setting of the Pittville Pump Room.

Igor Stravinsky

Three Pieces for Clarinet Solo

Annelien van Wauwe, clarinet

Kurt Schwertsik

Eine Windrose für Mauricio, Op 115 (premiere)

Narek Hakhnazaryan, cello

Felix Mendelssohn

Octet in E flat major, Op 20

Quatuor Van Kuijk:

Nicholas van Kuijk, violin

Sylvain Favre-Bulle, violin

Grégoire Vecchioni, viola

François Robin, cello

Armida Quartet:

Martin Funda, violin

Johanna Staemmler, violin

Teresa Schwamm, viola

Peter-Philipp Staemmler, cello

Produced by Luke Whitlock.

04Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20160722

This week's Lunchtime Concert comes from the Cheltenham Music Festival, performed by BBC New Generation Artists the Quatuor Van Kuijk and the Armida Quartet, along with the clarinettist Annelien van Wauwe, and the cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan. Today's concert features Stravinsky's Three Pieces for solo clarinet, the premiere of Eine Windrose für Mauricio for solo cello by Kurt Schwertsik, along with Mendelssohn's Octet in E flat major, all performed in the historic setting of the Pittville Pump Room.

Igor Stravinsky

Three Pieces for Clarinet Solo

Annelien van Wauwe, clarinet

Kurt Schwertsik

Eine Windrose für Mauricio, Op 115 (premiere)

Narek Hakhnazaryan, cello

Felix Mendelssohn

Octet in E flat major, Op 20

Quatuor Van Kuijk:

Nicholas van Kuijk, violin

Sylvain Favre-Bulle, violin

Grégoire Vecchioni, viola

François Robin, cello

Armida Quartet:

Martin Funda, violin

Johanna Staemmler, violin

Teresa Schwamm, viola

Peter-Philipp Staemmler, cello

Produced by Luke Whitlock.

04Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20160819

04Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20160819

This week's lunchtime concerts come from Cheltenham Music Festival, recorded in the elegant Regency setting of the Pittville Pump Room. In today's highlights, French specialists, pianists Pascal Rogé and Ami Rogé, pay homage to three members of "Les Six", Germaine Tailleferre, Arthur Honegger and Francis Poulenc; and trombonist Christian Lindberg returns with his regular partner, pianist Roland Pöntinen, to perform their own arrangement of Mussorgsky's colourful tour around an imagined art gallery, which ends triumphantly with the bells ringing out at The Great Gate of Kiev.

Presented by Fiona Talkington.

Germaine Tailleferre

Images

Pascal Rogé and Ami Rogé, piano 4 hands

Arthur Honegger

Pastorale d'été

Pascal Rogé and Ami Rogé, piano 4 hands

Francis Poulenc

Sonata for Piano Duet

Pascal Rogé and Ami Rogé, piano 4 hands

Modest Mussorgsky, arr. Lindberg and Pöntinen

Pictures at an Exhibition

Christian Lindberg, trombone

Roland Pöntinen, piano

Producer Johannah Smith.

04Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20160819

This week's lunchtime concerts come from Cheltenham Music Festival, recorded in the elegant Regency setting of the Pittville Pump Room. In today's highlights, French specialists, pianists Pascal Rogé and Ami Rogé, pay homage to three members of "Les Six", Germaine Tailleferre, Arthur Honegger and Francis Poulenc; and trombonist Christian Lindberg returns with his regular partner, pianist Roland Pöntinen, to perform their own arrangement of Mussorgsky's colourful tour around an imagined art gallery, which ends triumphantly with the bells ringing out at The Great Gate of Kiev.

Presented by Fiona Talkington.

Germaine Tailleferre

Images

Pascal Rogé and Ami Rogé, piano 4 hands

Arthur Honegger

Pastorale d'été

Francis Poulenc

Sonata for Piano Duet

Modest Mussorgsky, arr. Lindberg and Pöntinen

Pictures at an Exhibition

Christian Lindberg, trombone

Roland Pöntinen, piano

Producer Johannah Smith.