Shakespeare 400 At Lso St Luke's


01Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20160426In the first of four concerts this week from LSO St Lukes of music with Shakespearean connections, members of the Gould Trio play works by Schumann, Korngold and Beethoven. Both Schumann's Novelettes and Beethoven's Ghost Trio include passages inspired by the witches scene in Macbeth, while Korngold's suite 'Much ado about nothing' is an arrangement of music he wrote for a Viennese production of the play in 1920

Introdudced by Fiona Talkington

Schumann: Novellettes, Op 21, Nos 3, 7 & 1, for solo piano

Korngold: Suite 'Much ado about nothing', for violin and piano

Beethoven: Piano Trio in D, Op 70 No 1 (Ghost)

Gould Piano Trio

Lucy Gould (violin)

Alice Neary (cello)

Benjamin Frith (piano).

02Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20160427In the second concert this week from LSO St Lukes celebrating Shakespeare's 400th anniversary, counter-tenor Iestyn Davies and lutenist Elizabeth Kenny perform songs by Robert Johnson, Dowland, Purcell and others.

Introduced by Fiona Talkington.

Johnson: Hark! Hark the lark; Where the bee sucks; Full fathom five

Johnson: Galliard

Byrd/Morley/Anon: O mistress mine

Anon: When that I was

Purcell: If music be the food of love

Dowland: Fortune

Anon: Fortune my foe

Greene: Orpheus with his lute

Anon: Poor Tom Of Bedlam

Humfrey: A poor soul sat sighing

Anon: The Willow Song

Morley: It was a lover and his lass

Anon: John come kiss me now

Reggio: Arise Ye Subterranean Winds

Banister: Come unto these yellow sands; Full fathom five

Weldon: My dear Amphitrite

Jones: Farewell, dear love

Iestyn Davies (counter-tenor)

Elizabeth Kenny (lute).

03Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20160428The Shakespeare 400 series from LSO St Lukes in London continues with David Hill conducting the BBC Singers in works by Kodaly, Mantyjarvi, Cecilia McDowall, Vaughan Williams and others.

Introduced by Fiona Talkington.

Kodály: An Ode for Music

Giles Swayne: 3 Shakespeare Songs

Charles Wood: Full fathom five; It was a lover and his lass

Jaakko Mäntyjärvi: 4 Shakespeare Songs

Cecilia McDowall: When time is broke (world premiere)

Vaughan Williams: 3 Shakespeare Songs

David Hill (director).

04Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20160429This week's Shakespeare 400 series at LSO St Lukes in London ends with tenor James Gilchrist and pianist Anna Tilbrook performing settings of the poet by Arne, Haydn, Parry, Vaughan Williams, Tippett and others.

Introduced by Fiona Talkington.

Arne: Where the bee sucks

Arne: When daisies pied

Haydn: She never told her love

Schubert: An Silvia

Schubert: Standchen (Horch, horch)

Wolf: Bottom's dream (Lied des tranfierten Zettel)

Vaughan Williams: Orpheus with his lute

Vaughan Williams: Take, O take those lips away

Quilter: Fear no more the heat of the sun

Quilter: Under the greenwood tree

Warlock: Take, o take those lips away

Warlock: Pretty Ring Time

Parry: Take, O take

Parry: When icicles hang by the wall

Tippett: 3 Songs for Ariel

Dring: The Cuckoo

Dring: Take, O take those lips away

Dring: It was a lover and his lass

James Gilchrist (tenor)

Anna Tilbrook (piano).