Schwetzingen Festival 2012

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01Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20121218

Louise Fryer presents highlights from this year's Schwetzingen Festival. Today's programme features Brahms' lyrical Clarinet Quintet, and virtuosity in Marc-Andre Hamelin's own Variations on a Theme by Paganini.

Presented by Louise Fryer.

Brahms: Clarinet Quintet in B minor Op 115

Jorg Widmann (clarinet)

Hagen String Quartet

Marc-Andre Hamelin: Variations on a Theme by Paganini

Marc-Andre Hamelin (piano).

02Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20121219

Louise Fryer presents highlights from this year's Schwetzingen Festival. Today's programme includes Prokofiev's Cello Sonata, and English vocal music performed by Stile Antico in Speyer Cathedral.

Presented by Louise Fryer.

Prokofiev: Cello Sonata in C Op 119

Rachmaninov: Vocalise Op 34 No 14

Truls Mork (cello)

Havard Gimse (piano)

Tallis: Gaude gloriosa

Byrd: O lord, make thy servant Elizabeth

Stile Antico.

03Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20121220

Louise Fryer presents highlights from this year's Schwetzingen Festival. Today's selection includes Beethoven from the Zimmermann Trio, Messiaen's Poemes pour Mi sung by Magdalena Kozena, and Martinu cello music performed by Nicolas Altstaedt.

Presented by Louise Fryer.

Beethoven: String Trio in G major Op 9 No 1

Messiaen: Poemes pour Mi (Book II)

Schumann: Der Nussbaum

Magdalena Kozena (mezzo-soprano)

Malcolm Martineau (piano)

Martinu: Variations on a Slovak Theme

Nicolas Altstaedt (cello)

Jose Gallardo (piano).

04Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20121221

Louise Fryer presents highlights from this year's Schwetzingen Festival. Today's programme features the Hilliard Ensemble in music by Gesualdo, followed by an all-star performance of Schubert's mighty String Quartet in D minor, subtitled 'Death and the Maiden'.

Presented by Louise Fryer.

Gesualdo: Tenebrae Responsory (Omnes amici mei)

Schubert: String Quartet in D minor, D810 'Death and Maiden'

Julia Fischer (violin)

Alexander Sitkovetsky (violin)

Nils Mönkemeyer (viola)

Benjamin Nyffenegger (cello).

05Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20121224

Penny Gore presents highlights from this year's Schwetzingen Festival, including Debussy's Cello Sonata performed by Mischa Maisky, and Stravinsky's 3 Movements from Petrushka performed by Khatia Buniatishvili.

Presented by Penny Gore.

Debussy: Cello Sonata in D minor

Granados: Orientale

Mischa Maisky (cello)

Lily Maisky (piano)

Jose de Nebra: Entre candidos bellos - sacred cantata

Maria Espada (soprano)

Al Ayre Espanol

Eduardo López Banzo (director)

Chopin: Scherzo no.3 Op.39

Stravinsky: 3 movements from Petrushka

Khatia Buniatishvili (piano).

06Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20121225

Penny Gore presents highlights from this year's Schwetzingen Festival, including Mussorgsky's original piano version of Pictures at an Exhibition, and a very unusual arrangement of Bach's Italian Concerto for percussion and double bass.

Presented by Penny Gore.

Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition

Medtner: La Campanelle (from Two Fairy Tales, Op.20)

Nikolai Demidenko (piano)

Mozart: Divertimento in F, K.253

Weimar Wind Ensemble

Bach arr Sadlo: 1st movement of Italian Concerto in F, BWV.971

Peter Sadlo, Claudio Estay, Kiril Stoyanov, Andreas Csok (percussion) Pawel Dudys (double bass).

Music from the 2012 Schwetzingen Festival, by Mussorgsky, Medtner, Mozart and Bach.

07Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20121226

From the Schwetzingen Festival 2012: music by Dvorak, Schubert and Faure.

08Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20121227

Penny Gore presents highlights from this year's Schwetzingen Festival, including songs by Liszt performed by Dorothea Röschmann and Julius Drake, and arrangements of Gershwin for piano quartet.

Presented by Penny Gore.

Liszt: Five Songs:

Ich mochte hingehn

Der du vom Himmel bist

Freudvoll und liedvoll

Uber allen Gipfeln ist Ruh

Die Lorelei

Dorothea Röschmann (sop)

Julius Drake (piano)

Gershwin arr Wirth and Engeli: Fantasy on Porgy and Bess for piano Quartet

Ives: Etude no.23 for piano

Gershwin arr Wirth: A Foggy Day

Gershwin Piano Quartet.

09 LASTRadio 3 Lunchtime Concert20121228

Penny Gore presents highlights from this year's Schwetzingen Festival, including Haydn from the Artemis Quartet, and...Oder soll er Tod bedeuten? by Mendelssohn and contemporary composer Aribert Reimann, in which Reimann intersperses Mendelssohn's songs with his own intermezzi for string quartet.

Presented by Penny Gore.

Mendelssohn/Reimann:...Oder soll er Tod bedeuten?

Christine Schäfer (soprano)

Auryn Quartet

Haydn: String Quartet in D, Op. 76 No 5

Satie: Gymnopédie no.1

Artemis Quartet.