Cheltenham Festival 2018 [Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert]

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Brahms2018090520200422 (R3)Brahms\u2019s Piano Quartet No 2 from the Pittville Pump Room in Cheltenham.

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

Brahms2018090520200422 (R3)Sarah Walker introduces highlights from the 74th Cheltenham Music Festival and performances given in the Georgian splendour of the Pittville Pump Room. Today, four outstanding chamber musicians come together for a special performance of Brahms’s Piano Quartet No.2, music that combines the intimacy of the drawing room with the breadth and vision of a symphony.

Brahms: Piano Quartet No.2 in A, Op.26
Veronika Eberle, violin
Pauline Sachse, viola
Quirine Viersen, cello
Martin Helmchen, piano

Brahms\u2019s Piano Quartet No 2 from the Pittville Pump Room in Cheltenham.

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

Cheltenham Music Festival 20182018090420200421 (R3)Sarah Walker introduces highlights from the 74th Cheltenham Music Festival and performances given in the Georgian splendour of the Pittville Pump Room. Today, Nicholas Daniel’s Haffner Ensemble are joined by pianist Charles Owen to perform music that Mozart described as ‘the best work I have ever composed’. Steven Isserlis and Connie Shih present Martinů’s tumultuous Cello Sonata No.1, written during the Nazi occupation of his homeland, Czechoslovakia.

Mozart: Quintet for Piano and Winds, K452
The Haffner Ensemble, directed by Nicholas Daniel
Charles Owen, piano

Kapralova: Ritournelle
Steven Isserlis, cello
Connie Shih, piano

Martinů: Cello Sonata No.1
Steven Isserlis, cello
Connie Shih, piano

Debussy: Syrinx
Tom Hancox, flute

Sarah Walker introduces Mozart and Martinu from the Pittville Pump Room in Cheltenham.

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

Franck and Schumann2018090620200423 (R3)Sarah Walker introduces highlights from the 74th Cheltenham Music Festival and performances given in the Georgian splendour of the Pittville Pump Room. Today, Steven Isserlis and Connie Shih present a Cello version of César Franck’s passionately romantic Violin Sonata, composed as a wedding present for his friend. Plus, Isserlis’s own arrangement of Clara Schumann’s characterful Three Romances. Charles Owen performs Ravel’s dreamy musical impression of a boat at sea.

Clara Schumann (arr. Isserlis): Three Romances, Op 22
Steven Isserlis, cello
Connie Shih, piano

Ravel: Une barque sur l’océan (Miroirs No.3)
Charles Owen, piano

Franck (arr. Jules Delsart): Cello Sonata in A major
Steven Isserlis, cello
Connie Shih, piano

Saint-Saens: Romance in F major, Op 36
Steven Isserlis, cello
Connie Shih, piano

Photo credit: Still Moving Media, courtesy of Cheltenham Music Festival

Steven Isserlis performs Franck and Schumann at the Pittville Pump Room in Cheltenham.

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

Franck and Schumann2018090620200423 (R3)Steven Isserlis performs Franck and Schumann at the Pittville Pump Room in Cheltenham.

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

Mozart and Martinu2018090420200421 (R3)Sarah Walker introduces highlights from the 74th Cheltenham Music Festival and performances given in the Georgian splendour of the Pittville Pump Room. Today, Nicholas Daniel’s Haffner Ensemble are joined by pianist Charles Owen to perform music that Mozart described as ‘the best work I have ever composed’. Steven Isserlis and Connie Shih present Martinů’s tumultuous Cello Sonata No.1, written during the Nazi occupation of his homeland, Czechoslovakia.

Mozart: Quintet for Piano and Winds, K452
The Haffner Ensemble, directed by Nicholas Daniel
Charles Owen, piano

Kapralova: Ritournelle
Steven Isserlis, cello
Connie Shih, piano

Martinů: Cello Sonata No.1
Steven Isserlis, cello
Connie Shih, piano

Debussy: Syrinx
Tom Hancox, flute

Sarah Walker introduces Mozart and Martin\u016f from the Pittville Pump Room in Cheltenham.

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

Mozart and Martinu2018090420200421 (R3)Sarah Walker introduces Mozart and Martin\u016f from the Pittville Pump Room in Cheltenham.

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

Ravel and Beethoven2018090720200424 (R3)Sarah Walker introduces highlights from the 74th Cheltenham Music Festival and performances given in the Georgian splendour of the Pittville Pump Room. Today, Nicholas Daniel’s Haffner Ensemble present a programme of music for winds including a dazzling arrangement of Ravel’s well-loved, Le Tombeau de Couperin. They are joined by pianist Charles Owen to perform music by Beethoven that pitches a flamboyant piano part alongside richly inventive writing for oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon.

Mozart (arr. Nicholas Daniel): Adagio and Allegro in F minor K594
Ravel (arr. Mason Jones): Le Tombeau de Couperin
Beethoven: Quintet for Piano and Wind Instruments

The Haffner Ensemble, directed by Nicholas Daniel
Charles Owen, piano

The Haffner Ensemble perform Ravel and Beethoven at the Pittville Pump Room in Cheltenham

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

Ravel and Beethoven2018090720200424 (R3)The Haffner Ensemble perform Ravel and Beethoven at the Pittville Pump Room in Cheltenham

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