Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert - St Magnus Festival 2017

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01St Magnus International Festival: Trondheim Soloists20171010

The Trondheim Soloists play Bach and Schoenberg at St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall, Orkney.

The first of four lunchtime concerts from the St. Magnus International Festival, recorded in the stunning 12th-century St Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall. Norway's foremost string ensemble, The Trondheim Soloists, play movements from Bach's Goldberg Variations arranged for strings by Dmitry Sitkovetsky and Arnold Schoenberg's lustrous tone poem, Verklärte Nacht.

J.S. Bach: Movements from The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (arr. Dmitry Sitkovetsky)
Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4

Trondheim Soloists.
Director: Oyvind Gimse

Presenter: Kate Molleson
Producer: Laura Metcalfe

Photo credit: L Burgher.

02St Magnus International Festival: Steven Osborne20171011

Pianist Steven Osborne plays Rachmaninov and Debussy at St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall.

In this, the second lunchtime concert from Orkney's annual celebration of the arts, pianist Steven Osborne contrasts Debussy's visionary and atmospheric 'La cathédrale engloutie' with the emotional and technical intensity of Rachmaninov's Études-Tableaux, Op. 33 and a selection of the later Op. 39 Etudes. Recorded in the stunning setting of St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall, Orkney as part of this year's St. Magnus International Festival.

Rachmaninov: Études-tableaux, Op. 33
Debussy: Préludes Book I, No. 10: La cathédrale engloutie
Rachmaninov: Selection from Études-Tableaux, Op. 39

Steven Osborne (piano)

Presenter: Kate Molleson
Producer: Laura Metcalfe.

03St Magnus International Festival: Duo Van Vliet20171012

Accordionist Rafal Luc and violist Ian Anderson perform in St Magnus Cathedral.

Duo Van Vliet perform a diverse programme that includes works from John Dowland, Henry Purcell, Toshio Hosokawa and new work by Andrew Thomas; all arranged for the unusual combination of accordion and viola. This atmospheric, late-night concert was recorded in St Magnus Cathedral as part of Orkney's mid-summer music festival.

John Dowland: Flow My Tears
John Dowland: If My Complaints Could Passions Move
Andrew Thomas: The Sound of Waves (World Première)
Henry Purcell: Dido's Lament
Toshio Hosokawa: Into the Depth of Time
Benjamin Britten: Lachrymae

Rafał Łuc (accordion)
Ian Anderson (viola)

Presenter: Kate Molleson
Producer: Laura Metcalfe.

Duo Van Vliet perform a diverse programme that includes works from John Dowland, Henry Purcell, Toshio Hosokawa and new work by Andrew Thomas; all arranged for the unusual combination of accordion and viola. This atmospheric, late-night concert was recorded in St Magnus Cathedral as part of Orkney's mid-summer music festival.

John Dowland: Flow My Tears
John Dowland: If My Complaints Could Passions Move
Andrew Thomas: The Sound of Waves (World Première)
Henry Purcell: Dido's Lament
Toshio Hosokawa: Into the Depth of Time
Benjamin Britten: Lachrymae

Rafał ?uc (accordion)
Ian Anderson (viola)

Presenter: Kate Molleson
Producer: Laura Metcalfe.

04St Magnus International Festival: Joseph Shiner And Ashley Fripp20171013

Joseph Shiner (clarinet) and Ashley Fripp (piano) perform in the town hall at Stromness.

For our final lunchtime concert in the St. Magnus International Festival 2017 series, pianist Ashley Fripp performs Debussy's 'Images, Première Série'. He is joined by clarinettist Joseph Shiner for Schumann's delicate 'Drei Fantasiestücke', Debussy's 'Première rhapsodie' and Poulenc's popular Clarinet Sonata. Today's recital was recorded in the town hall at the beautiful fishing port of Stromness.

Schumann: Drei Fantasiestücke, Op. 73
Debussy: Première rhapsodie, L116
Debussy: Images, Première Série, L110
Poulenc: Clarinet Sonata, FP 184

Joseph Shiner (clarinet)
Ashley Fripp (piano)

Presenter: Kate Molleson
Producer: Laura Metcalfe.