Dartington And Tetbury Festivals 2016 [Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert]

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01Dartington And Tetbury Festivals 201620170207Nicola Heywood Thomas presents highlights from the Dartington and Tetbury Festivals 2016, featuring recitals by Chloë Hanslip, Steven Osborne and the Chiaroscuro Quartet.

Today's programme includes Mozart's ravishing String Quartet in G, K387, plus one of the pinnacles of Romantic violin repertoire, Brahms's Third Violin Sonata, Op 108. To whet the appetite for his all-Debussy performances in the rest of the week, Steven Osborne ends today's programme with a hazy, Impressionistic improvisation of his own.

Mozart: String Quartet in G, K387
Chiaroscuro Quartet

Brahms: Violin Sonata No 3 in D minor, Op 108
Chloë Hanslip, violin
Florian Mitrea, piano

Steven Osborne: Improvisation
Steven Osborne, piano.

From the Dartington and Tetbury Festivals 2016, music by Mozart and Brahms.

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

02Dartington And Tetbury Festivals 201620170208Nicola Heywood Thomas continues coverage of highlights from the Dartington and Tetbury Festivals 2016, featuring recitals by Chloë Hanslip, Steven Osborne and the Chiaroscuro Quartet.

Two contrasting piano works by Debussy begin today's programme, in the virtuoso hands of Steven Osborne - his grand, Watteau-inspired masterpiece, l'Isle Joyeuse and the charming suite Children's Corner. Chloë Hanslip and Florian Mitrea explore a work Prokofiev originally conceived for the voice, before the Chiaroscuro Quartet show off their acclaimed expertise in High Classical repertoire in Haydn's String Quartet in D minor, Op 76 No 2.

Debussy: L'Isle joyeuse
Steven Osborne, piano

Debussy: Children's Corner
Steven Osborne, piano

Prokofiev: Cinq Mélodies, Op 35bis
Chloë Hanslip, violin
Florian Mitrea, piano

Haydn: String Quartet in D minor, Op 76 No 2
Chiaroscuro Quartet.

Music by Debussy, Prokofiev and Haydn from the Dartington and Tetbury Festivals 2016.

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

0320170209Nicola Heywood Thomas continues coverage of highlights of the Dartington and Tetbury Festivals 2016, featuring recitals by Chloë Hanslip and Steven Osborne.

An all-Dartington Festival programme today, as another of Debussy's works for solo piano - his rarely-heard D'Un Cahier d'Esquisses is paired with another of Steven Osborne's own, highly-evocative improvisations. This pair of piano works bisects two very different, highly-Romantic violin sonatas. Dvorak's charming Op 100 Sonatina was the last chamber work written on his famous journey to the USA - and features melodies inspired by his encounters with traditional American music. By contrast, Prokofiev's Op 94 sonata was originally written for flute, but rearranged for violin whilst the composer was evacuated to the Ural Mountains at the height of World War Two.

Dvořák: Sonatina, Op 100
Chloë Hanslip, violin
Florian Mitrea, piano

Debussy: D'un Cahier D'Esquisses
Steven Osborne, piano

Osborne: Improvisation
Steven Osborne, piano

Prokofiev: Violin Sonata No 2, Op 94bis
Chloë Hanslip, violin
Florian Mitrea, piano.

Music by Dvorak, Debussy and Prokofiev from the Dartington and Tetbury Festivals 2016.

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

0420170210Nicola Heywood Thomas continues coverage of highlights of the Dartington and Tetbury Festivals 2016, featuring recitals by Steven Osborne and the Chiaroscuro Quartet.

We end this week's selection with a pinnacle of the chamber repertoire - Schubert's 'Death and the Maiden' Quartet, D810. It's preceded by a final masterpiece from Steven Osborne's journey through Debussy's piano repertory - Estampes, which features fleeting, hazy visions of East Asia, Spain and Debussy's native France.

Debussy: Estampes
Steven Osborne, piano

Schubert: String Quartet in D minor, D810, 'Death and the Maiden'
Chiaroscuro Quartet.

Music by Debussy and Schubert from the Dartington and Tetbury Festivals 2016.

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