Schwetzingen Festival 2013


01Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20131223A week of highlights from the annual festival at Schwetzingen in South-Western Germany begins with Jean-Efflam Bavouzet performing Haydn's Piano Sonata in E, soprano Christiane Karg singing five songs from Wolf's Italian Songbook, and violinist Isabelle Faust leading a performance of Mendelssohn's Second String Quintet.

Haydn: Piano Sonata in E, HobXVI:22

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano)

Wolf: Italienisches Liederbuch (Mir ward gesagt; Mein Liebster singt am Haus; Mein Liebster ist so klein; Ich liess mir sagen; Ich hab in Penna

Christiane Karg (soprano), Gerold Huber (piano)

Mendelssohn: String Quintet No 2 in B flat, Op 87

Isabelle Faust (violin)

Julia-Maria Kretz (violin)

Pauline Sachse (viola)

Stefan Fehlandt (viola)

Jens-Peter Maintz (cello).


02Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20131224More highlights from the annual festival: violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja and pianist Polina Leschenko play Bartok's Romanian Dances and Enescu's Violin Sonata No 3, and the Pavel Haas Quartet perform Janacek's First String Quartet, inspired by Tolstoy's short novel 'The Kreutzer Sonata'.

Bartók: Six Romanian Folksongs, Sz56

Patricia Kopatchinskaja (violin)

Polina Leschenko (piano)

Janácek: String Quartet No.1 (Kreutzer Sonata)

Enescu: Violin Sonata No 3 in A minor, Op 25

03Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20131225The week of highlights continues with Andreas Staier playing Haydn, Michael Nagy and Gerold Huber performing songs by Wolf, and Brahms's Horn Trio from violinist Isabelle Faust, horn-player Teunis van der Zwart and pianist Alexander Melnikov.

Haydn: Piano Sonata in E flat, HobXVI:49

Andreas Staier (fortepiano)

Wolf: Der Musikant; Verschwiegene Liebe; Das Ständchen

Michael Nagy (baritone)

Gerold Huber (piano)

Brahms: Trio in E flat for horn, violin and piano, Op 40

Teunis van der Zwart (natural horn)

Isabelle Faust (violin)

Alexander Melnikov (piano).

04Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20131226Further highlights from the annual festival, including Falla's Seven Spanish Popular Songs and Ravel's Five Greek Popular Melodies performed by soprano Christiane Karg and pianist Gerold Huber, and Ravel's Piano Trio played by Viviane Hagner, Daniel Muller-Schott and Jonathan Gilad.

Falla: Siete canciones populares españolas

Christiane Karg (soprano)

Gerold Huber (piano)

Ravel: Piano Trio in A minor

Viviane Hagner (violin)

Daniel Müller-Schott (cello)

Jonathan Gilad (piano)

Ravel: Cinq mélodies populaires grecques

05Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20131227More highlights from the annual festival: Evgeni Koroliov in a Haydn Piano Sonata, Frank Peter Zimmermann and Emanuel Ax in Brahms's Second Violin Sonata, and Sabine Meyer and the Modigliani Quartet in Weber's Clarinet Quintet

Haydn: Piano Sonata in G minor, HobXVI:44

Evgeni Koroliov (piano)

Brahms: Violin Sonata No 2 in A, Op 100

Frank Peter Zimmermann (violin), Emanuel Ax (piano)

Weber: Clarinet Quintet in B flat, Op 34

Sabine Meyer (clarinet)

NB Frank Peter Zimmermann and Emanuel Ax perform more music for violin and piano by Brahms in the Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert on Sunday.

06Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20131228A concert given by soprano Véronique Gens with pianist Susan Maloff in the Mozartsaal, Schwetzingen, as part of the 2013 Schwetzingen Festival. In an all-French programme, they perform songs by Fauré, Duparc, Chausson and Hahn.

Faure: Le papillon et la fleur; Au bord de l'eau; Après une rêve; Les berceaux; Lydia; Mandoline

Duparc: L'invitation au voyage; Romance de Mignon; Chanson triste

Chausson: Les papillons; Le colibri; Le temps des lilas; La chanson bien douce

Hahn: Quand je fus pris au pavillon; Trois jours de vendange; Lydé; Tyndaris; Pholoé; A Chloris; Le printemps

Véronique Gens (soprano)

Susan Manoff (piano).

07 LASTRadio 3 Lunchtime Concert20131229Violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann and pianist Emanuel Ax give an all-Brahms programme at the 2013 Schwetzingen Festival - the Violin Sonatas Nos 1 and 3, and the 'FAE' Scherzo.

Brahms: 'F.A.E.' Scherzo

Brahms: Violin Sonata No 1 in G major, Op 78

Brahms: Violin Sonata No 3 in D minor, Op 108

Frank Peter Zimmermann (violin)

Emanuel Ax (piano)

(Brahms's Violin Sonata No. 2, also recorded at this concert, can be heard in the Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert on Friday 27 December).