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01Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20170110

Jamie MacDougall presents the first in a series of four lunchtime concerts from Glasgow, with some of Scotland's finest performers. Today the Scottish Ensemble perform works by American composers in the new auditorium of Glasgow's Royal Concert Hall. Beginning with Nico Muhly's Motion, inspired by his early years as a chorister, the Scottish Ensemble go on to play a specially commissioned work by James Manson intended as a partner piece to Copland's Appalachian Spring - using the same instrumental forces and a selection of Shaker Hymns. In between, with trademark flexibility, the Scottish Ensemble play Glass's Company String Quartet No. 2.

Nico Muhly: Motion (2010)

James Manson: Meeting at Nisqueunia (2016)

Philip Glass: Company String Quartet No 2 (1983)

Copland: Appalachian Spring (original version for 13 instruments 1944)

The Scottish Ensemble

Artistic Director: Jonathan Morton

Presenter: Jamie MacDougall

Producer: Laura Metcalfe.

02Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20170111

Jamie MacDougall presents the second of four lunchtime concerts from Glasgow, with some of Scotland's finest musicians. Today the award-winning Wind Soloists from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra perform Mozart's sparkling Divertimento in B flat, K240, before being joined in a special partnership by the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland's Stevenson Winds, encompassing some of the finest members of the Woodwind Department.

Mozart: Divertimento in B flat, K240

Mozart: Serenade in B flat, K361 'Gran Partita'

Scottish Chamber Orchestra - Wind Soloists

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland - Stevenson Winds

Presenter: Jamie MacDougall

Producer: Laura Metcalfe.

03Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20170112

Jamie MacDougall presents the third lunchtime recital this week with some of Scotland's finest performers. Today the renowned pianist Steven Osborne performs Beethoven's final two piano sonatas from the Stevenson hall of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. These final two works excel beyond the established sonata form as Beethoven masterfully crafts fugues and variations through musical and emotional extremes. Between these two iconic works, Steven Osborne plays the second of Schubert's Moment Musicaux Op 94.

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 31 in A-flat major, Op. 110

Schubert: Moments Musicaux No. 2 in A-Flat Major Op. 94

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111

Steven Osborne - piano

Presenter: Jamie MacDougall

Producer: Laura Metcalfe.

04Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20170113

In this fourth and final lunchtime concert celebrating some of Scotland's finest musicians, Jamie MacDougall presents a recital from the distinguished percussionist Colin Currie. In an engaging programme, Colin Currie performs works by Greek, Norwegian, Japanese, German and Danish composers using a variety of percussion including marimba and vibraphone.

Per Norgard: Fire over Water

Toshio Hosokawa: Reminiscence

Karlheinz Stockhausen: Vibra-Elufa

Rolf Wallin: Realismos Magicos

Iannis Xenakis: Rebonds B

Colin Currie - percussion

Presenter: Jamie MacDougall

Producer: Laura Metcalfe.