Sounds Of France [Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert]

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Flute music by Widor, Milhaud, Messiaen and Boulez20190411

Sounds of France: In the third of this week's concerts , flautist Adam Walker and pianist Alasdair Beatson explore the French love-affair with the flute, from the salon elegance of Widor, through jazz-inspired Milhaud and Messiaen's sensuous soundscapes to the iconoclastic power of Boulez.

Introduced by Fiona Talkington.

Widor: Suite Op 34
Milhaud: Sonatine
Messiaen: Vocalise; Le merle noir
Boulez: Sonatine

Adam Walker (flute)
Alasdair Beatson (piano)

Flautist Adam Walker plays Widor, Milhaud, Messiaen and Boulez.

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

Marais, Couperin, Jacquet de la Guerre20190409

Sounds of France: In the first of four concerts, Ensemble Nevermind perform elegant chamber music from the French baroque by Marin Marais, François Couperin and Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre.

Introduced by Fiona Talkington.

Marais: Suite No 4 in B flat
Couperin: Suite No 4 ‘La Piémontoise’ (from Les Nations)
Jacquet de la Guerre: Trio Sonata No 4a in G minor

Ensemble Nevermind

Chamber music from the French baroque.

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

Music For String Quartet By Debussy, Poulenc And Laurent Durupt20190412

Sounds of France: In this week's final concert, Quatuor Van Kuijk perform Debussy's ever-popular String Quartet, an arrangement of three songs by Poulenc, and Laurent Durupt's Grids for Greed, a piece written for them and premiered at the 2017 Proms.

Introduced by Fiona Talkington.

Poulenc arr. Jean-Christophe Masson: 3 Mélodies
Laurent Durupt: Grids for Greed
Debussy: String Quartet

Quatuor Van Kuijk

Quatuor Van Kuijk plays Debussy and Poulenc.

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

Songs by Debussy, Faure, Hahn and more20190410

Sounds of France: soprano Carolyn Sampson and pianist Joseph Middleton celebrate the headily evocative poetry of Paul Verlaine in songs by Debussy, Ravel and Hahn among others, and Fauré's cycle La bonne chanson.

Introduced by Fiona Talkington.

Debussy: Fêtes galantes (Set 1)
Ravel: Sur l'herbe
Fauré: Clair de lune
De Severac: Le ciel est pas-dessus le toit
Hahn: Tous deux; L'heure exquise
Bordes: Colloque sentimental
Saint-Saens: Le vent dans la plaine
De Severac: Paysages tristes
Fauré: La bonne chanson

Carolyn Sampson (soprano)
Joseph Middleton (piano)

Carolyn Sampson and Joseph Middleton perform French Romantic song.

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