Lso St Luke's Debussy Series

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01Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20180320

Cedric Tiberghien and Lorenzo Gatto play Debussy and Pizzetti at LSO St Luke's in London.

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

Fiona Talkington presents a series of concerts from LSO St Luke's in London featuring the music of two anniversary composers - Claude Debussy, the centenary of whose death falls at the end of this week, and the younger Italian Ildebrando Pizzetti, who died 50 years ago and greatly admired the music of his French colleague.

French pianist Cédric Tiberghien features in three of the concerts, and to launch the series he's joined today by Belgian violinist Lorenzo Gatto.

Debussy: Violin Sonata
Debussy: Étude No 9, pour les notes répétées
Debussy: Des pas sur la neige; Ce qu'a vu le Vent d'Ouest (from Preludes, Book 1)
Pizzetti: Violin Sonata
Lorenzo Gatto (violin)
Cédric Tiberghien (piano)

Here's a little quiz for you:
1. Which composer was described by a top Italian critic in 1921 (three years before Puccini's death) as 'without doubt the greatest musician in Italy today'?
2. Which composer's 'sensibility for the chorus' was rated 'comparable to that of Chopin for the piano or Ravel for the orchestra' by an Italian critic in 1942?
3. Which Italian composer apart from Puccini wrote one of the top five operas of the twentieth century, according to a poll of Italian critics in 1956?
The answer to all three questions is: Ildebrando Pizzetti.
This series offers a chance to discover some of Pizzetti's beautiful chamber and choral music alongside that of one of the composers he most admired: Claude Debussy.

Cedric Tiberghien and Lorenzo Gatto play Debussy and Pizzetti at LSO St Luke's in London.

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

02Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20180321

Cedric Tiberghien and Camille Thomas play Debussy and Pizzetti at LSO St Luke's in London.

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

Fiona Talkington presents a series of concerts from LSO St Luke's in London featuring the music of two anniversary composers - Claude Debussy and his younger Italian colleague Ildebrando Pizzetti.

French pianist Cédric Tiberghien features in three of the concerts, and today he's joined by his compatriot, the young cellist Camille Thomas.

Debussy: Étude No 8, pour les agréments
Pizzetti: Cello Sonata
Debussy: La sérénade interrompue (from Preludes, Book 1)
Debussy: Cello Sonata
Camille Thomas (cello)
Cédric Tiberghien (piano).

03Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20180322

The BBC Singers conducted by Owain Park in Debussy and Pizzetti at LSO St Luke's in London

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

Fiona Talkington presents a series of concerts from LSO St Luke's in London featuring the music of two anniversary composers - Claude Debussy and his younger Italian colleague Ildebrando Pizzetti.

Pizzetti's 'sensibility for the chorus' was rated 'comparable to that of Chopin for the piano or Ravel for the orchestra' by Italian critics, and in today's concert the BBC Singers perform some of his beautiful choral music, including his remarkable Requiem and the Shelley setting A Lament.

Debussy: Trois chansons de Charles d'Orléans
Pizzetti: A Lament
Pizzetti: Requiem
Pizzetti: 2 Canzoni corali
Debussy, arr Clytus Gottwald: Des pas sur la neige (from Preludes, Book 1)
Pizzetti: De Profundis
BBC Singers
Conductor Owain Park.

The BBC Singers conducted by Owain Park in Debussy and Pizzetti at LSO St Luke's in London

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

04Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20180323

Cedric Tiberghien, Lorenzo Gatto and Camille Thomas play Pizzetti's Piano Trio and Debussy

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

Fiona Talkington presents a series of concerts from LSO St Luke's in London featuring the music of two anniversary composers - Claude Debussy and his younger Italian colleague Ildebrando Pizzetti.

Pianist Cédric Tiberghien features in three of the concerts, and today he's joined by violinist Lorenzo Gatto and cellist Camille Thomas in Pizzetti's Piano Trio.

Debussy: Étude No 10, pour les sonorités opposées
Debussy: Images (Book 2)
Debussy: La cathédrale engloutie (from Preludes, Book 1)
Pizzetti: Piano Trio
Lorenzo Gatto (violin)
Camille Thomas (cello)
Cédric Tiberghien (piano).

Cedric Tiberghien, Lorenzo Gatto and Camille Thomas play Pizzetti's Piano Trio and Debussy

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