Queen's Hall Series [Edinburgh International Festival]

Episodes

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Anne Sofie von Otter and friends20200818

Every weekday for three weeks, Radio 3 broadcasts one of the stand-out concerts from the Queen’s Hall over the past decade. Today Jamie MacDougall introduces Swedish soprano Anne Sofie von Otter, violinist Daniel Hope, pianist Bengt Forsberg and Bebe Risenfors on accordion, double bass and guitar in a recital of songs and instrumental music composed or performed in Terezin concentration camp during World War II. Originally broadcast live from the Queen’s Hall in 2014.

Ilse Weber: Ich wandre durch Theresienstadt
Svenk: Vsechno jde!
Ilse Weber: Und der Regen rinnt
Kálmán: Terezin - Lied from Gräfin Maritza
Dauber: Serenade for Violin and Piano
Schulhoff: Sonata for Violin and PIano No.2
Ullmann: Six Sonnets de Louize Labané, Op. 34, No 5 Claire Venus
Ullmann: Sturmlied (Ricarda Huch) from op 26, 5 Liebeslieder
Schulhoff: Sangen Geigen überm See from Drei Stimmungsbilder

INTERVAL - Andras Schiff performs Beethoven Piano Sonata No 28 op 101 in A major

Martin Roman: Das Lied von den zwei Ochsen
Haas: Suite for piano, 2nd movement
Haas: Seven Songs in Folk Style; Nos.1,2,6 & 7
Berman: From 1938 - 1945 Reminiscences Suite for Piano: Nos.2,5,6 & 7
Schulhoff: Sonata for solo violin, 1st and 2nd movements
Bach: Sonata No 4 for Violin and Keyboard BWV1017, 1st movement
Taube: Ein jüdisches Kind
Ilse Weber: Wiegala

Anne Sofie von Otter - soprano
Daniel Hope - violin
Bengt Forsberg - piano
Bebe Risenfors - accordion, double bass and guitar

Music from Terezin concentration camp at the Edinburgh International Festival 2014.

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Christian Tetzlaff and Leif Ove Andsnes20200828Every weekday for three weeks, Radio 3 broadcasts one of the stand-out concerts from the Queen’s Hall over the past decade. Today Donald Macleod introduces a performance from 2017 of a musical pairing that has performed together for over twenty years. German violinist Christian Tetzlaff and Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes open their recital with Janacek's violin sonata, written during great turmoil in 1914. Then follows a selection of Sibelius's miniatures and Mozart's elegant Sonata No 27, written in just one hour. They close with Shostakovich's Violin Sonata, written for his friend the violin virtuoso David Oistrakh.

Janacek: Violin Sonata, JW VII/7
Sibelius: Danses champêtres, Op 106 nos 2, 4 and 5
Mozart: Violin Sonata No 27 in G, K379

INTERVAL: Karen Cargill sings Mahler's Rückert-Lieder

Shostakovich: Violin Sonata, Op.134

Christian Tetzlaff - violin
Leif Ove Andsnes - piano

Photograph - Giorgia Bertazzi

Violin sonatas by Janacek and Shostakovich at the Edinburgh International Festival 2017.

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Florian Boesch and Malcolm Martineau20200821

Every weekday for three weeks, Radio 3 broadcasts one of the stand-out concerts from the Queen’s Hall over the past decade. Today Jamie MacDougall presents Grammy nominated Austrian baritone Florian Boesch and Scottish pianist Malcolm Martineau in a recital of Schubert's song cycle of unrequited love ‘Die schöne Müllerin’, from the 2016 Edinburgh International Festival. Schubert's first song cycle is based on the poems by Wilhelm Müller and tells the story of a young man who falls in love with a miller's daughter and his personal tragedy as she falls in love with someone else. The story is told from the young's man's perspective and the final lullaby from the brook which led him to her implies that he drowns himself in despair. However, Florian Boesch has a more optimistic reading of the ending to this most romantic of stories.

Schubert: Die schöne Müllerin

Florian Boesch - baritone
Malcolm Martineau - piano

Photograph - Andreas Weiss

Schubert's song cycle Die sch\u00f6ne M\u00fcllerin from 2016

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Jean-Guihen Queyras and pianist Alexandre Tharaud20200820

Every weekday for three weeks, Radio 3 broadcasts one of the stand-out concerts from the Queen’s Hall over the past decade. Today Jamie MacDougall introduces the versatile French cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras, who combines a career as soloist in both baroque and contemporary ensembles. In today's archive Edinburgh Festival concert from 2011, Queyras contrasts a suite by the 17th-century French master of viola da gamba Marin Marais, with three great landmarks of 20th-century cello repertoire. He is joined by the equally distinguished pianist and regular duo partner Alexandre Tharaud.

Debussy: Cello Sonata
Kodaly: Sonata for solo cello, Op 8
Marais: Suite in D minor
Poulenc: Cello Sonata

Jean-Guihen Queyras - cello
Alexandre Tharaud - piano

French cello sonatas and suites from the 2011 Edinburgh International Festival

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Les Vents Fran\u00e7ais20200826

Every weekday for three weeks, Radio 3 broadcasts one of the stand-out concerts from the Queen’s Hall series over the past decade. Today Jamie MacDougall introduces an Edinburgh festival debut from 2012, as Les Vents Français perform a charmingly witty programme of mostly French music by Ibert, Ravel, Barber, Milhaud, Zemlinsky and Taffanel.

Ibert: Trois pièces brèves
Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin
Milhaud: Quintet 'La Cheminée du Roi René'

INTERVAL: Emmanuel Pahud, Ella Fitzgerald and Jacques Loussier perform jazz arrangements of Ravel, Debussy and Bach.

Barber: Summer Music
Zemlinsky: Humoreske
Taffanel: Quintette

Les Vents Français

Photograph - Wolfgang Lienbacher

French chamber music for winds at the Edinburgh International Festival 2012.

Series of broadcasts from the Edinburgh International Festival

Louise Alder and the Dunedin Consort20200827

Every weekday for three weeks, Radio 3 broadcasts one of the stand-out concerts from the Queen’s Hall series over the past decade. Today Donald Macleod introduces soprano Louise Alder and the Dunedin Consort in a performance of some of Handel’s most loved operatic arias and cantatas interspersed with instrumental interludes of some of Handel’s concerti grossi.

Handel: Concerto Grosso in B flat, Op 6 No 7
Handel: 'Piangero’ from 'Giulio Cesare'
Handel: 'Da Tempeste' from 'Giulio Cesare'
Handel: Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op 6 No 6
Handel: 'Lascia ch'io pianga' from 'Rinaldo'

INTERVAL: Fortepianist Robert Levin performs Haydn's Piano Trio No 44 in E major with Vera Beths (violin) and Anner Bylsma (cello)

Handel: Il delirio amoroso, HWV 99

Louise Alder, soprano
Dunedin Consort
John Butt, director and harpsichord

Handel's operatic arias and concerti grossi from the Edinburgh International Festival 2016

Series of broadcasts from the Edinburgh International Festival

Mikhail Pletnev20200817

Every weekday for three weeks, Radio 3 broadcasts one of the stand-out concerts from the Queen’s Hall series over the past decade. Today Kate Molleson presents the great Russian pianist Mikhail Pletnev and a feast of Rachmaninov's works for solo piano, in a recital from the 2017 Edinburgh International Festival.

Rachmaninov: Morceaux de fantaisie, Op 3 Nos 2, 1 & 4
Rachmaninov: Morceaux de salon, Op 10 Nos 3 & No 5
Rachmaninov: Prelude in B flat major, Op 23 No 2
Rachmaninov: Prelude in D major, Op 23 No 4
Rachmaninov: Prelude in C minor, Op 23 No 7
Rachmaninov: Prelude in G minor, Op 23 No 5
Rachmaninov: Prelude in A minor, Op 32 No 8
Rachmaninov: Prelude in G sharp minor, Op 32 No 12
Rachmaninov: Etude-tableau in C minor, Op 39 No 7

INTERVAL: The Gringolts Quartet perform the first three movements from Schumann's String Quartet no.1 in A minor Op.41 no.1

Rachmaninov: Piano Sonata No 1 in D minor, Op 28

Mikhail Pletnev - piano

Photograph - Rainer Maillard

A feast of Rachmaninov piano repertoire from the 2017 Edinburgh Festival.

Series of broadcasts from the Edinburgh International Festival

Ronald Brautigam20200825

Every weekday for three weeks, Radio 3 broadcasts one of the stand-out concerts from the Queen’s Hall over the past decade. Today Donald Macleod introduces a recording from the 2018 Edinburgh International Festival of Ronald Brautigam, one of the world’s leading virtuoso performers of historical keyboard instruments. Brautigam's recital includes works by Chopin & Mendelssohn on an instrument almost identical to the one that Mendelssohn owned himself, an 1847 Errard piano.

Mendelssohn: Rondo Capriccioso Op. 14
Chopin: Scherzo no. 2 in B-flat minor Op. 31
Chopin: 2 Nocturnes, Op. 27
Mendelssohn: Variations Sérieuses, Op. 54

INTERVAL: Dorothea Roschmann performs Strauss: Vier letzte Lieder, No's 2, 3 and 4 with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

Mendelssohn: 6 Songs without Words, Op. 19
Chopin: Barcarolle, Op. 60
Chopin: Berceuse, Op. 57
Chopin: Polonaise-Fantaisie, Op. 61

Ronald Brautigam (Fortepiano)

Photograph - Marco Borggreve

Keyboard music by Chopin and Mendelssohn from the 2018 Edinburgh Festival

Series of broadcasts from the Edinburgh International Festival

The Chiaroscuro Quartet20200824

Every weekday for three weeks, Radio 3 broadcasts one of the stand-out concerts from the Queen’s Hall series over the past decade. Today Donald Macleod introduces the Chiaroscuro Quartet, celebrated for their trailblazing work performing classical chamber music on gut strings. This recording from the 2017 Edinburgh International Festival features a dazzling performance of Schubert’s sorrowful ‘Death and the Maiden’ Quartet, plus one of Haydn’s Op.76 works, his final visionary word on the quartet form. The recital opens with JS Bach’s most enigmatic work, the Art of Fugue.

Bach: The Art of Fugue BWV 1080, Nos 1,4 and 9
Haydn: String Quartet in E flat major, Op.76 No.6

INTERVAL: Joshua Bell plays works by Brahms and Rachmaninov

Schubert: String Quartet No.14 in D minor, D810 'Death and the Maiden'

The Chiaroscuro Quartet

Photograph - Eva Vermandel

Chamber music by Bach, Haydn and Schubert from the 2017 Edinburgh Festival.

Series of broadcasts from the Edinburgh International Festival

Trio Zimmermann20200819

Every weekday for three weeks, Radio 3 broadcasts one of the stand-out concerts from the Queen’s Hall over the past decade. Today Jamie MacDougall introduces Trio Zimmermann, a sparkling trio of international soloists: Frank Peter Zimmermann, Antoine Tamestit and Christian Poltera to perform trios by Schubert, Schoenberg and Mozart. Originally broadcast during the Edinburgh International Festival in 2012.

Schubert: String Trio in B flat
Schoenberg: String Trio Op. 45

INTERVAL: Wagner Tristan & Isolde Prelude to Act 1 performed by Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester and Pierre Boulez / Verdi’s Overture to La Forza del Destino performed by European Union Youth Orchestra.

Mozart: Divertimento for String Trio in E flat, K563

Trio Zimmermann

Photograph - Mats Bäcker

Trios by Schubert, Schoenberg and Mozart from the 2012 Edinburgh International Festival.

Series of broadcasts from the Edinburgh International Festival