Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert - South West Festivals

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01South West Festivals 1/420180109

Nicola Heywood Thomas introduces music from festivals in Devon and Somerset.

Nicola Heywood Thomas presents music from The Two Moors Festival and Dartington International Summer School and Festival.

From All Saint's Church in Dulverton, at the Two Moors Festival, pianist Barry Douglas performs a selection from Tchaikovsky's The Seasons, and Beethoven's 'Waldstein' Sonata. Recorded at the Great Hall in Dartington, we hear soprano Carolyn Sampson perform Schubert lieder, accompanied by Joseph Middleton.

Tchaikovsky: The Seasons Op 37b - May (Bright Nights); June (Barcarolle); August (Harvest)
Barry Douglas, piano

Schubert: Gretchen am Spinnrade, D118
Gretchens Bitte, D564
Der Konig in Thule, D367
Carolyn Sampson, soprano
Joseph Middleton, piano

Beethoven: Sonata No 21 in C major, Op 53 (Waldstein)
Barry Douglas, piano

Produced by Chris Taylor for BBC Wales.

02South West Festivals 2/420180110

Nicola Heywood Thomas introduces music from festivals in Devon and Somerset.

Nicola Heywood Thomas presents music from The Two Moors Festival and Dartington International Summer School and Festival.

From All Saint's Church in Dulverton, at the Two Moors Festival, pianist Barry Douglas performs Britten's Notturno and Schubert's stormy Sonata in C minor. Soprano, Carolyn Sampson performs Schubert songs inspired by Goethe's heroine, Mignon, accompanied by Joseph Middleton at the Great Hall in Dartington,

Schubert:
Heiss mich nicht reden, D877 No 2
Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt, D877 No 4
So lasst mich scheinen, D877 No 3
Kennst du das Land, D321
Carolyn Sampson, soprano
Joseph Middleton, piano

Britten: Notturno
Schubert: Sonata in C minor, D958
Barry Douglas, piano

Produced by Chris Taylor for BBC Wales.

03South West Festivals 3/420180111

Nicola Heywood Thomas introduces music by Schubert from festivals in Devon and Somerset.

This week's lunchtime concerts come from two music festivals based in South West England: the Dartington Festival and the Two Moors Festival.

From All Saint's Church in Dulverton, at the Two Moors Festival, the Endellion String Quartet explore two contrasting classical works: Beethoven at his most gentle and lyrical, and Haydn full of good-natured fun. Between them, we hear more numbers from Carolyn Sampson's Schubert recital at Dartington's Great Hall.

Haydn: Quartet in G major, Op 54 No 1
Endellion String Quartet

Schubert: Romanze Der Vollmond strahlt, D797 No.3
Blondel zu Marien D626
Carolyn Sampson, soprano
Joseph Middleton, piano

Beethoven: Quartet in D major, Op 18 No 3
Endellion String Quartet

Produced by Chris Taylor for BBC Wales.

04South West Festivals 4/420180112

The Endellion String Quartet perform Brahms's Piano Quartet No 1 in G minor.

Nicola Heywood Thomas presents music from The Two Moors Festival and Dartington International Summer School and Festival.

From All Saint's Church in Dulverton, at the Two Moors Festival, the Endellion String Quartet are joined by pianist Barry Douglas, to perform Brahms's Piano Quartet No 1 in G minor, Op 25, A work that brought Brahms one of his earliest public successes, and which wrests music of symphonic ambitions from it's four performers.

We also Schubert's ambitious and dramatic ballad 'Viola' recorded at the Great Hall in Dartington, sung by soprano Carolyn Sampson with pianist Joseph Middleton.

Schubert: Viola, D786
Carolyn Sampson, soprano
Joseph Middleton, piano

Brahms: Piano Quartet No 1 in G minor, Op 25
Endellion String Quartet
Barry Douglas, piano

Produced by Chris Taylor for BBC Wales.