Schwetzingen Festival 2018 [Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert]

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Bartok And Haydn20181004

With Sarah Walker.

Performances from the 2018 Schwetzingen Festival. Today's programme has a distinctly Hungarian flavour, with 2 outstanding Hungarian pianists Denes Varjon and Deszo Ranki, and a performance of an early piece by Bartok.

Bartok withdrew his Piano Quintet of 1904 soon after it was first performed. The music belongs to an age already well in the past for Bartok and he never permitted its publication in his lifetime. So, is it the piece of embarrassing juvenilia that Bartok thought it to be, or does it reveal something about the 20 year old Bartok.

And from the fringes of the Schwetzingen Festival, part of a recital for viola and Lute, John Coltrane's ;Naima'

Bartok
Piano Quintet in C
Antje Weithaas (violin)
Tobias Feldmann (violin)
Danusha Waskiewicz (viola)
Bruno Phillippe (cello)
Denes Varjon (piano)

Haydn
Piano Sonata in Bb Hob XVI:41
Deszo Ranki (piano)

John Coltrane
Naima
Nils Monkemeyer (viola)
Andreas Arend (jarana)

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert with Sarah Walker. Music from the 2018 Schwetzingen Festival 3/4

Live and recorded concerts from all over the UK. Includes the Wigmore chamber music series

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert with Sarah Walker. Music from the 2018 Schwetzingen Festival 3/4

Live and recorded concerts from all over the UK. Includes the Wigmore chamber music series

Beethoven, Mozart And Machaut20181002

With Sarah Walker.

Whatever the time of year, there always a music festival happening in the German town of Schwetzingen, and for the next four days, the BBC Lunchtime Concert features performances from this Spring's Chamber Music Festival.

Performers include ensembles made up of recent prize winners in the ARD Music Competition, the largest such competition run in Germany. ARD was established in the 1950's as a partnership between all the regional broadcasters in West Germany, and the music competition runs annually to select and promote some of the best young talent. Past winners include Jessye Norman, Mitsuko Uchida, Nobuko Imai, Heinz Holliger and Thomas Quasthoff.

Kateřina Javůrková won second prize in the Horn competition in 2016 and Wataru Hisasue was 3rd in the piano category in 2017.

As well as the pillars and pinnacles of traditional Chamber repertoire and performance, there are more experimental concerts offering different forms of expression, and we will be dipping to several of these concerts to get a flavour of the range of music on offer this year in Schwetzingen.

Beethoven
Horn Sonata in F, Op 17
Kateřina Javůrková (horn)
Wataru Hisasue (piano)

Mozart
String Quintet in G minor k516
Armida Quartet
Laurent Marfaing (viola)

Guillaume de Machaut
Gloria – from Messe de Notre Dame
Graindelavoix

Mozart's String Quintet in G minor, K516 performed at the 2018 Schwetzingen Festival 1/4

Live and recorded concerts from all over the UK. Includes the Wigmore chamber music series

Mozart's String Quintet in G minor, K516 performed at the 2018 Schwetzingen Festival 1/4

Live and recorded concerts from all over the UK. Includes the Wigmore chamber music series

Goetz And Brahms20181005

With Sarah Walker.

2 performances by winners of recent ARD Music competition winners.

Hermann Goetz, who died of TB at 36 had a brief career in music, completing 2 operas and a handful of orchestral works, and this is the longest surviving chamber work. Brahmsian in style, but with plenty of original flashes to suggest that Goetz' early death was a tragedy.

Hermann Goetz
Piano Quintet in C minor Op16
Andrei Obiso (violin)
Katarzyna Budnik-Galazka (viola)
Bruno Philippe (cello)
Wies de Boeve (bass)
Wataru Hisasue (piano)

Brahms
Horn Trio in E flat Op 40
Katerina Javukova (horn)
Andrei Obiso (violin)
Wataru Hisasue (piano)

Sarah Walker presents music by Goetz and Brahms from the 2018 Schwetzingen Festival 4/4

Live and recorded concerts from all over the UK. Includes the Wigmore chamber music series

Sarah Walker presents music by Goetz and Brahms from the 2018 Schwetzingen Festival 4/4

Live and recorded concerts from all over the UK. Includes the Wigmore chamber music series

Schubert And Miles Davis20181003

With Sarah Walker.

The main piece in today's programme is performed by a quintet comprising recent prize winners in the ARD Music Competition, the largest such competition run in Germany. ARD was established in the 1950's as a partnership between all the regional broadcasters in West Germany, and the music competition runs annually to select and promote some of the best young talent.

Andrei Obiso: 2nd Prize Violin category 2017
Katarzyna Budnik-Galazka : 3rd Prize Viola category 2013
Bruno Phillippe: 3rd Prize Cello Category 2014
Wies de Boeve : 1st Prize Double bass category 2017
Wataru Hisasue : 3rd Proze Piano category 2017

And the Calefax Reed quintet team up with jazz trumpeter Eric Vloiemans to explore the harmonic worlds of C.17th Genoa and 1950's New York. Rossi's daringly chromatic 7th Toccata is not as far from a Kind of Blue as you may expect.

Schubert
Piano Quintet in A D667 “Trout”
Andrei Obiso (violin)
Katarzyna Budnik-Galazka (viola)
Bruno Phillippe (cello)
Wies de Boeve (bass)
Wataru Hisasue (piano)

Michelangeli Rossi and Miles Davis
'Toccata VII' and 'Blue in Green'
Calefax Reed Quintet
Eric Vloiemans (trumpet)

A performance of music by Schubert and Miles Davis from the Schwetzingen Festival 2018 2/4

Live and recorded concerts from all over the UK. Includes the Wigmore chamber music series

A performance of music by Schubert and Miles Davis from the Schwetzingen Festival 2018 2/4

Live and recorded concerts from all over the UK. Includes the Wigmore chamber music series

Schwetzingen Festival 2018. 3/4. Bartok And Haydn20181004

Bartok and Haydn, performed at the 2018 Schwetzingen Festival 3/4.

Live and recorded concerts from all over the UK. Includes the Wigmore chamber music series

With Sarah Walker.

Performances from the 2018 Schwetzingen Festival. Today's programme has a distinctly Hungarian flavour, with 2 outstanding Hungarian pianists Denes Varjon and Deszo Ranki, and a performance of an early piece by Bartok.

Bartok withdrew his Piano Quintet of 1904 soon after it was first performed. The music belongs to an age already well in the past for Bartok and he never permitted its publication in his lifetime. So, is it the piece of embarrassing juvenilia that Bartok thought it to be, or does it reveal something about the 20 year old Bartok.

And from the fringes of the Schwetzingen Festival, part of a recital for viola and Lute, John Coltrane's Naima

Bartok
Piano Quintet in C
Antje Weithaas (violin)
Tobias Feldmann (violin)
Danusha Waskiewicz (viola)
Bruno Phillippe (cello)
Denes Varjon (piano)

Haydn
Piano Sonata in Bb Hob XVI:41
Deszo Ranki (piano)

John Coltrane
Naima
Nils Monkemeyer (viola)
Andreas Arend (jarana)