Cheltenham Music Festival 2013


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More performances from the Cheltenham Music Festival 2013, featuring Radio 3 New Generation Artists.

Leonard Elschenbroich takes on Bach's monumental Suite No.2 for solo cello and joins fellow NGAs, Igor Levit (piano) and Mark Simpson (clarinet) for a Brahms favourite.

Bach: Cello Suite No.2 in D minor

Brahms: Clarinet Trio in A minor.

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In the first of this week's lunchtime concerts from the 2013 Cheltenham Music Festival, Igor Levit performs Beethoven's late Piano Sonata Op.101, and Nicola Benedetti and her trio perform the culmination of Beethoven's piano trios: the 'Archduke', to a packed Pittville Pump Room.

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No 28 in A Op.101

Igor Levit (piano)

Beethoven: Piano Trio in B flat Op.97

Nicola Benedetti (violin)/ Leonard Elschenbroich (cello)/ Alexei Grynyuk (piano).

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Nicola Benedetti performs the Tchaikovsky Piano Trio in A minor with Leonard Elschenbroich and Alexei Grynyuk, an elegaic and expansive work dedicated to the memory of the composer's loyal friend, the pianist Nicolai Rubinstein. Before that, Boris Giltburg performs an early Prokofiev piece, the third Piano Sonata, written in 1917.

Prokofiev: Sonata No 3

Boris Giltburg (piano)

Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A minor Op.50

Nicola Benedetti (violin)/ Leonard Elschenbroich (cello)/ Alexei Grynyuk (piano).

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More performances from the Cheltenham Music Festival 2013. Lawrence Power (viola) and Simon Crawford-Philips (piano) perform Britten's "Lachrymae" after John Dowland, and the Phantasy for viola and piano by the late Romantic English composer York Bowen.

Plus, Boris Giltburg returns with Schumann's highly imaginative suite of fleeting miniatures, "Carnaval" - described by one critic as "one of the most vibrant parties in 19th-century piano literature".

Britten: Lachrymae

York Bowen: Phantasy for viola and piano, Op.54

Schumann: Carnaval, Op.9.

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A final pair of performances from this year's Cheltenham Music Festival. First, acclaimed viola virtuoso, Lawrence Power swaps down an instrument size, as he performs Elgar's Violin Sonata in E Minor. We end the week with pianist, Boris Giltburg in a performance of one of the great pinnacles of Romantic piano repertory - Franz Liszt's Sonata in B Minor.

Elgar - Violin Sonata in E Minor, Op.82

Liszt - Sonata in B Minor for piano.