Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert - Aldeburgh Festival 2017

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0120170627

The Belcea Quartet in concert. Haydn: String Quartet in D. Britten: String Quartet No 3.

Tom Redmond presents the first of four lunchtime concerts recorded at this year's Aldeburgh Festival in Suffolk. This year the festival is marking the 50th anniversary of the Snape Maltings Concert Hall and today the Belcea Quartet perform Haydn, the overriding musical passion of the acoustician Derek Sugden who helped Britten to create the hall, and the final quartet of Britten himself, premiered at Snape Maltings just days after the composer's death.

Haydn: String Quartet in D major, Op. 20 no. 4

Britten: String Quartet no. 3, Op. 94

performed by the Belcea Quartet.

0220170628

Tom Redmond presents music by Purcell, Jorg Widmann and Mozart.

Tom Redmond continues a week of Lunchtime Concerts recorded at the 2017 Aldeburgh Festival in Suffolk. Tenor Mark Padmore opens today's programme with two Britten arrangements of Purcell hymns before we hear the UK premiere of German composer Jorg Widmann's Three Shadow Dances - a work which made him 'view the clarinet from a completely different perspective'. Jorg then joins the Belcea Quartet, who're in residence at the festival this year, for Mozart's perspective on the instrument in his exhilarating late Quintet.

Purcell real. Britten: A Morning Hymn
Purcell real. Britten: An Evening Hymn
Mark Padmore (tenor)
Roger Vignoles (piano)

Jörg Widmann: Three Shadow Dances for solo clarinet
Jörg Widmann (clarinet)

W.A. Mozart: Clarinet Quintet, K. 581
Jörg Widmann (clarinet)
Belcea Quartet.

0320170629

Tom Redmond introduces music by Faure and Shostakovich from the 2017 Aldeburgh Festival.

Tom Redmond continues a week of highlights from this year's Aldeburgh Festival in Suffolk. Today Mark Padmore sings Fauré in Aldeburgh Church, the centrepiece of a concert derived from the recital programmes of Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears, and the Belcea Quartet perform the 3rd String Quartet of Shostakovich.

Fauré: La Bonne Chanson, Op. 61
Mark Padmore (tenor)
Roger Vignoles (piano)

Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 3 in F major, Op. 73
Belcea Quartet.

0420170630

Tom Redmond with music from Britten and Shostakovich played at 2017's Aldeburgh Festival.

Tom Redmond concludes a week of Lunchtime Concerts recorded at the 2017 Aldeburgh Festival, which this year celebrates the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Snape Maltings Concert Hall, converted into a venue in 1967 by Benjamin Britten. Today Mark Padmore sings Britten's own arrangements of traditional English songs and Polish pianist Piotr Anderszewski joins the Belcea Quartet for Shostakovich's Piano Quintet in G minor.

Trad. arr. Britten: I wonder as I wander
Trad. arr. Britten: Tom Bowling
Trad. arr. Britten: At the mid hour of night
Trad. arr. Britten: Sail on, sail on
Mark Padmore (tenor)
Roger Vignoles (piano)

Shostakovich: Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 57
Piotr Anderszewski (piano)
Belcea Quartet.