Schwetzingen Festival 2015


01Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20150804Jean-Guihen Queyras and Alexander Melnikov perform Beethoven cello sonatas, recorded in the Mozart Hall, Schwetzingen, at this year's Schwetzingen Festival

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Beethoven: Cello Sonata No. 2 in G minor, Op. 5 No. 2; Cello Sonata No. 3 in A, Op. 69

Jean-Guihen Queyras and Alexander Melnikov's recording of the complete works of Beethoven for cello and piano have received high praise. In today's concert they play the Second Sonata in G minor and the much-loved Sonata No. 3 in A major.

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02Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20150805Schubert's Fantasy and the Sonata by Franck performed by violinist Renaud Capuçon and pianist David Kadouch, recorded in the Rococo Theatre, Schwetzingen at this year's Schwetzingen Festival.

Schubert: Fantasy in C, D. 934

Franck: Violin Sonata in A

French violinist Renaud Capuçon is well established as a soloist and chamber musician, and in addition is Artistic Director of the Aix-en-Provence Easter Festival and Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad. In today's concert he partners with pianist David Kadouch to perform two masterpieces of the violin and piano repertoire. First, Schubert's Fantasy D.934 - the third movement a beautiful set of variations on Schubert's 1822 setting of Friedrich Rückert's Sei mir gegrüsst! ('I greet you!'). César Franck's eternally popular sonata for violin and piano ends their recital.

03Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20150806Songs by Puccini, Berg, Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov from the Rococo Theatre, Schwetzingen, sung by soprano Krassimira Stoyanova and pianist Jendrik Springer, from the Schwetzingen Festival

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Krassimira Stoyanova, soprano

Jendrik Springer, piano

Bulgarian soprano Krassimira Stoyanova quickly rose to fame as the leading soprano of the Vienna State Opera and is nowadays one of the most sought-after soloists worldwide. In today's concert she performs a selection of songs by Puccini, Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky, and Alban Berg's richly sonorous Seven Early Songs, accompanied by pianist Jendrik Springer.

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