Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert - Bath Mozartfest 2017

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01Bath Mozartfest 2017: Imogen Cooper; Takacs Quartet20180220

Tom Redmond presents Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven from the Bath Mozartfest 2017.

Today's Lunchtime Concert presented by Tom Redmond, comes from the Bath Mozartfest 2017, and is performed in the iconic and historic Assembly Rooms. The pianist Imogen Cooper starts with Haydn's Sonata in C minor, which she describes as one of his first seriously great sonatas. Cooper also plays music by Beethoven, a set of variations based on music by Antonio Salieri. The Takács Quartet then perform Mozart's String Quartet, K589. Whilst composing this quartet, Mozart described it as a laborious work.

Ludwig van Beethoven
Variations on La Stessa, la stessissima, WoO 73
Imogen Cooper, piano

Joseph Haydn
Sonata in C minor, H.XVI:20
Imogen Cooper, piano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
String Quartet in B flat major, K589
Takács Quartet

Produced by Luke Whitlock.

02Bath Mozartfest 2017: Steven Osborne; Takacs Quartet20180221

Pianist Steven Osborne plays Beethoven's Sonata in E at the Bath Mozartfest.

Today's Lunchtime Concert presented by Tom Redmond, comes from the Bath Mozartfest 2017, and is performed in the iconic and historic Assembly Rooms and Guildhall. The pianist Steven Osborne plays Beethoven's Sonata in E major, dedicated to Maximiliane Brentano and composed in 1820. The Takács Quartet then perform music by Brahms, his Third String Quartet, composed in 1875 during the summer he spent in Heidelberg.

Ludwig van Beethoven
Sonata in E major for piano, Op 109
Steven Osborne, piano

Johannes Brahms
String Quartet No 3 in B flat major, Op 67
Takács Quartet

Produced by Luke Whitlock.

03Bath Mozartfest 2017: Alban Gerhardt; Imogen Cooper; Takacs Quartet20180222

From the Bath Mozartfest, Tom Redmond presents music by Bach, Schubert and Shostakovich.

Today's Lunchtime Concert presented by Tom Redmond, comes from the Bath Mozartfest 2017, and is performed in the iconic and historic Assembly Rooms and Guildhall. The cellist Alban Gerhardt starts with music for solo cello, Bach's Suite No 2 BWV1008. The pianist Imogen Cooper then performs Schubert's Klavierstück in E flat major, D946 No 2. This is followed by the Takács Quartet and the deeply personal String Quartet No 11 by Shostakovich, which the composer dedicated to his friend the violinist Vasily Shirinsky.

Johann Sebastian Bach
Suite No 2 in D minor for solo cello, BWV1008
Alban Gerhardt, cello

Franz Schubert
Klavierstück in E flat major, D946 No 2
Imogen Cooper, piano

Dimitry Shostakovich
String Quartet No 11 in F minor, Op 122
Takács Quartet

Produced by Luke Whitlock.

04Bath Mozartfest 2017: Imogen Cooper; Alban Gerhardt And Steven Osborne20180223

Imogen Cooper performs Beethoven's Seven Bagatelles from the Bath Mozartfest.

Today's Lunchtime Concert presented by Tom Redmond, comes from the Bath Mozartfest 2017, and is performed in the iconic and historic Assembly Rooms and Guildhall. The pianist Imogen Cooper begins with Beethoven's virtuosic and playful Seven Bagatelles. Cellist Alban Gerhardt joins the pianist Steven Osborne in one of Debussy's final chamber works, the Sonata for cello and piano. We end with Imogen Cooper and more music by Beethoven, his Sonata in A flat major composed in 1821.

Ludwig van Beethoven
7 Bagatelles, Op 33
Imogen Cooper, piano

Claude Debussy
Sonata for cello and piano
Alban Gerhardt, cello
Steven Osborne, piano

Ludwig van Beethoven
Sonata in A flat major, Op 110
Imogen Cooper, piano

Produced by Luke Whitlock.