East Neuk Festival [Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert]

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0120180710

East Neuk Festival artists Jean-Guihen Queyras and Yeol Eum Son perform Bach and Ravel.

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

Kate Molleson presents a selection of performances from the 14th East Neuk Festival, held in various locations across the Kingdom of Fife. As part of the festival, French cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras embarked on an ambitious, day-long series of concerts dedicated to all six of JS Bach's Cello Suites and we hear him at the very start of his journey as he plays Bach's Suite for Solo Cello No 1 in G major. South Korean pianist Yeol Eum Son performs works that, although composed around the same time, are as different as wine and bourbon - 'Le Tombeau de Couperin' by Ravel and piano arrangements of three songs by George Gershwin.

Bach: Suite No 1 for solo cello
Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello)

Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin
Gershwin: When you want 'em, you can't get 'em
Gershwin: Rialto Ripples Rag
Gershwin: Swanee
Yeol Eum Son (piano)

Presenter: Kate Molleson.

0220180711

Festival artist Yeol Eum Son plays Stravinsky and soprano Mhairi Lawson sings early songs.

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

Kate Molleson presents the second Lunchtime Concert to feature performances from the East Neuk Festival. Recorded at Crail Parish Church, in the Kingdom of Fife, South Korean pianist Yeol Eum Son plays Stravinsky's demanding and electrifying three movements for piano from his ballet, 'Petrushka'.
10 miles to the west of Crail lies the beautiful Kilconquhar Church where soprano Mhairi Lawson and theorbo player Paula Chateauneuf present an atmospheric and fascinating programme of songs depicting female characters entitled 'Mad Women, Queens and Lovers'.

Stravinsky: Petrushka
Yeol Eum Son (piano)

Anon: In a garden so green
Aytoun: Then wilt thou go
Anon: Joy to the person of my love
Carissimi: Lamento in morte di Maria Stuarda
Caccini: Maria, dolce Maria
Caccini: Regina laetare
Monteverdi: Disprezzata Regina
Mhairi Lawson (soprano) and Paula Chateauneuf (theorbo)

Presenter: Kate Molleson.

Anon: In a garden so green
Aytoun: Then wilt thou go
Anon: Joy to the person of my love
Carissimi: Lamento in morte di Maria Stuarda
Castaldi : Ritornello Primo
Caccini: Maria, dolce Maria
Caccini: Regina laetare
Monteverdi: Disprezzata Regina
Mhairi Lawson (soprano) and Paula Chateauneuf (theorbo)

Festival artist Yeol Eum Son plays Stravinsky and soprano Mhairi Lawson sings early songs.

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

Kate Molleson presents the second Lunchtime Concert to feature performances from the East Neuk Festival. Recorded at Crail Parish Church, in the Kingdom of Fife, South Korean pianist Yeol Eum Son plays Stravinsky's demanding and electrifying three movements for piano from his ballet, 'Petrushka'.
10 miles to the west of Crail lies the beautiful Kilconquhar Church where soprano Mhairi Lawson and theorbo player Paula Chateauneuf present an atmospheric and fascinating programme of songs depicting female characters entitled 'Mad Women, Queens and Lovers'.

Stravinsky: Petrushka
Yeol Eum Son (piano)

Anon: In a garden so green
Aytoun: Then wilt thou go
Anon: Joy to the person of my love
Carissimi: Lamento in morte di Maria Stuarda
Castaldi : Ritornello Primo
Caccini: Maria, dolce Maria
Caccini: Regina laetare
Monteverdi: Disprezzata Regina
Mhairi Lawson (soprano) and Paula Chateauneuf (theorbo)

Presenter: Kate Molleson.

Festival artist Yeol Eum Son plays Stravinsky and soprano Mhairi Lawson sings early songs.

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

Kate Molleson presents the second Lunchtime Concert to feature performances from the East Neuk Festival. Recorded at Crail Parish Church, in the Kingdom of Fife, South Korean pianist Yeol Eum Son plays Stravinsky's demanding and electrifying three movements for piano from his ballet, 'Petrushka'.
10 miles to the west of Crail lies the beautiful Kilconquhar Church where soprano Mhairi Lawson and theorbo player Paula Chateauneuf present an atmospheric and fascinating programme of songs depicting female characters entitled 'Mad Women, Queens and Lovers'.

Stravinsky: Petrushka
Yeol Eum Son (piano)

Anon: In a garden so green
Aytoun: Then wilt thou go
Anon: Joy to the person of my love
Carissimi: Lamento in morte di Maria Stuarda
Caccini: Maria, dolce Maria
Caccini: Regina laetare
Monteverdi: Disprezzata Regina
Mhairi Lawson (soprano) and Paula Chateauneuf (theorbo)

Presenter: Kate Molleson.

0320180712

Festival artists Christian Zacharias and the Elias Quartet play Scarlatti and Beethoven.

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

Kate Molleson presents the third Lunchtime Concert to feature performances from the East Neuk Festival. The festival is held in a variety of picturesque venues across the Kingdom of Fife and we start today's programme at Crail Church where the renowned German conductor and pianist Christian Zacharias plays his own personal selection of works by Domenico Scarlatti and Antonio Soler.
Just a short journey from Crail, through the beautiful Scottish countryside, lies the village of Kilrenny. It is here, at the parish church, that the Elias Quartet perform the first of Beethoven's late string quartets. This body of six quartets, though under-appreciated at the time, have come to be viewed as some of the greatest works created by Beethoven.

Scarlatti: Selection
Soler: Selection
Christian Zacharias (piano)

Beethoven: Quartet No 12 in Eb Op 127
Elias Quartet

Presenter: Kate Molleson.

0420180713

Festival artists the Elias Quartet and Christian Zacharias play Shostakovich and Scarlatti

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

Kate Molleson presents the final Lunchtime Concert to feature performances from the East Neuk Festival. This afternoon's recitals were recorded in venues across the picturesque Kingdom of Fife.
In Kilrenny Church, the Elias Quartet perform Shostakovich's Quartet No 7 in F#. Shostakovich dedicated the quartet to his first wife, Nina, 'in memoriam'. Though the marriage was not without difficulties, this work is imbued with the sense that her sudden death affected him deeply.
At Kilconquhar Church, soprano Mhairi Lawson and theorbo player Paula Chateauneuf continue their beautiful programme of 17th century songs depicting female characters entitled 'Mad Women, Queens and Lovers'.
Finally, we return to Crail Church, where coverage of the East Neuk Festival began, for pianist Christian Zacharias who plays his own personal selection of works by Domenico Scarlatti and Antonio Soler.

Shostakovich: Quartet No 7 in F# minor Op 108
Elias Quartet

Lawes: In envy of the night
Purcell: Bess of Bedlam
Purcell: Fairest Isle
Purcell: T'was within a furlong of Edinburgh town
Mhairi Lawson (sop)/ Paula Chateauneuf (theorbo)

Scarlatti: Selection
Soler: Selection
Christian Zacharias (piano)

Presenter: Kate Molleson.