Radio 3 Cello Festival [Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert]

Episodes

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A wedding present20190315

Young cellist Anastasia Kobekina joins pianist Jean-Selim Abdelmoula for the final recital in Radio 3’s Cello Festival in partnership with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Shostakovich’s anguished cello sonata opens their recital, written at a turbulent time in the composer’s life. Franck’s hugely popular sonata (and wedding gift for Eugene Ysaye) follows, in an arrangement that Franck himself approved for cello and piano.

Shostakovich: Cello Sonata in D minor, Op 40
Franck: Violin Sonata in A major – arrangement for cello

Anastasia Kobekina, cello
Jean-Selim Abdelmoula piano

Presenter: Tom Redmond
Producer: Laura Metcalfe

Russian cellist Anastasia Kobekina performs music by Shostakovich and Franck.

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

A wedding present20190315

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Young cellist Anastasia Kobekina joins pianist Jean-Selim Abdelmoula for the final recital in Radio 3’s Cello Festival in partnership with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Shostakovich’s anguished cello sonata opens their recital, written at a turbulent time in the composer’s life. Franck’s hugely popular sonata (and wedding gift for Eugene Ysaye) follows, in an arrangement that Franck himself approved for cello and piano.

Shostakovich: Cello Sonata in D minor, Op 40
Franck: Violin Sonata in A major – arrangement for cello

Anastasia Kobekina, cello
Jean-Selim Abdelmoula piano

Presenter: Tom Redmond
Producer: Laura Metcalfe

Russian cellist Anastasia Kobekina performs music by Shostakovich and Franck.

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

Brahms and Brazil20190313

Brazilian cellist Antonio Meneses is joined by pianist Cristian Budu in the second of four lunchtime recitals from Radio 3’s Cello Festival in partnership with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Today’s concert opens with an arrangement of JS Bach’s virtuosic second sonata for viola de gamba and harpsichord, followed by Brazilian composer Jose Guerra Vicente’s colourful and passion-infused depictions of Rio de Janeiro. Brahms’ first sonata for cello and piano closes the recital, threaded throughout with quotations from Bach’s Art of Fugue.

JS Bach: Sonata No.2 for viola da gamba and continuo in D major, BWV 1028
Jose Guerra Vicente: Cenas Cariocas (1961)
Brahms: Sonata for cello and piano No.1 in E minor op. 38

Antonio Meneses - cello
Cristian Budu - piano

Presenter: Tom Redmond
Producer: Laura Metcalfe

Cellist Antonio Meneses performs music by Brahms, Bach and Jose Guerra Vicente.

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

Brahms and Brazil20190313

"

Brazilian cellist Antonio Meneses is joined by pianist Cristian Budu in the second of four lunchtime recitals from Radio 3’s Cello Festival in partnership with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Today’s concert opens with an arrangement of JS Bach’s virtuosic second sonata for viola de gamba and harpsichord, followed by Brazilian composer Jose Guerra Vicente’s colourful and passion-infused depictions of Rio de Janeiro. Brahms’ first sonata for cello and piano closes the recital, threaded throughout with quotations from Bach’s Art of Fugue.

JS Bach: Sonata No.2 for viola da gamba and continuo in D major, BWV 1028
Jose Guerra Vicente: Cenas Cariocas (1961)
Brahms: Sonata for cello and piano No.1 in E minor op. 38

Antonio Meneses - cello
Cristian Budu - piano

Presenter: Tom Redmond
Producer: Laura Metcalfe

Cellist Antonio Meneses performs music by Brahms, Bach and Jose Guerra Vicente.

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

Madrid after dark20190314

In this third programme from Radio 3’s Cello Festival in partnership with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, the Maxwell Quartet and cellist Philip Higham perform Boccherini’s evocative sketches of Madrid at night. They close with Russian composer Sergei Taneyev’s deeply passionate and melodically rich string quintet, the first of two that he wrote.

Boccherini: La Musica Notturna delle Strade di Madrid, Op. 30 no 6
Taneyev: String Quintet No. 1 in G major, Op. 14

The Maxwell Quartet
Philip Higham – cello

Presenter: Tom Redmond
Producer: Laura Metcalfe

The Maxwell Quartet and cellist Philip Higham perform Boccherini and Taneyev.

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

The opening concert20190312

Siblings Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason open this week of lunchtime recitals from the Radio 3 Cello Festival in partnership with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. They begin their Glasgow debut concert with Debussy’s masterful sonata for cello and piano, before a movement of Offenbach’s ‘Les Harmonie de Bois’. Brahms richly dynamic second cello sonata closes the concert.

Debussy: Cello Sonata L.135
Offenbach: Les Larmes de Jacqueline Op.76 No.2
Brahms: Sonata for cello and piano No.2 in F Major, Op. 99

Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello
Isata Kanneh-Mason, piano

Presenter: Tom Redmond
Producer: Laura Metcalfe

Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason perform Debussy, Offenbach and Brahms.

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

The opening concert20190312

"

Siblings Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason open this week of lunchtime recitals from the Radio 3 Cello Festival in partnership with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. They begin their Glasgow debut concert with Debussy’s masterful sonata for cello and piano, before a movement of Offenbach’s ‘Les Harmonie de Bois’. Brahms richly dynamic second cello sonata closes the concert.

Debussy: Cello Sonata L.135
Offenbach: Les Larmes de Jacqueline Op.76 No.2
Brahms: Sonata for cello and piano No.2 in F Major, Op. 99

Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello
Isata Kanneh-Mason, piano

Presenter: Tom Redmond
Producer: Laura Metcalfe

Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason perform Debussy, Offenbach and Brahms.

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