St Magnus International Festival [Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert]

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0120180724

Highlights from Orkney's St Magnus International Festival 2018 from Purcell to Boulanger.

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

Highlights from the St Magnus International Festival; UK's most northerly classical festival including Danish Sinfonietta, Tom Poster and Elena Urioste performing a complete pot-pourri of works from the iconic 12th century St Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall. Presented by Jamie MacDougall

Telemann - Violin Concerto in D major
Purcell arr. Britten - Chacony in G minor
Nielsen - Andante Lamentoso
Debussy - Clair de Lune
L. Boulanger - Nocturne
Schubert - Notturno in E flat
Martinu - Nonet

Danish Sinfonietta
David Riddell, conductor
Ensemble Perpetuo
Tom Poster, piano
Elena Urioste, violin.

0220180725

Highlights from the St Magnus Festival on Orkney with Michael Butten and Red Note Ensemble

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

Highlights from St Magnus International Festival around Orkney with guitarist, Michael Butten performing works by Legnani, (Paganini's favourite guitarist), the Catalan 20th century composer Roberto Gerhard and one of Bach's great Sonatas and Partitas which has been borrowed from the violin repertoire by many guitarists. The Red Note Ensemble feature playing one of Haydn's London trios arranged for flute, violin and cello and the programme is rounded off with a light-hearted encore arranged by Tom Poster drawing on his love of the American songbook.

Legnani - Fantasia in A Op 19
Gerhard - Fantasia
Haydn - Trio Hob IV: 4
JS Bach - Violin Sonata No 3
Gershwin arr. Poster - They can't take that away from me

Michael Butten, guitar
Red Note Ensemble:
Robert Irvine, cello
Ruth Morley, flute
Tom Hankey, violin
Tom Poster, piano
Elena Urioste, violin
Ensemble Perpetuo.

0320180726

More highlights from the St Magnus International Festival from Dowland to Villa-Lobos.

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

More highlights from the St Magnus International Festival as the Festival goes on tour to some of the more remote communities on the Islands of Rousay and Westray. The Red Note Ensemble and guitarist Michael Butten performing an eclectic mix of music suitable for small venues from Dowland to Villa-Lobos and McGuire.

Lutoslawski - Bucolics
Villa - Lobos - Jet Whistle
Dowland - Suite
McGuire - Lullaby
McGuire - Prelude No 3
Roussel - Trio Op 40

Michael Butten, guitar
Red Note Ensemble:
Robert Irvine, cello
Ruth Morley, flute
Tom Hankey, viola.

0420180727

Final highlights from the St Magnus Festival on Orkney. Debussy, Francaix and Franck.

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

The final programme in an eclectic week of concert highlights from the St Magnus International Festival in Orkney. The Danish Sinfonietta, regular visitors to this Nordic Festival perform Francaix's jaunty wind quartet while the Ensemble Perpetuo join with pianist Tom Poster and violinist Elena Urioste for a festival performance of Franck's dark and passionate piano quintet. Flautist Ruth Morley opens the programme with an evocation of the Syrinx by Debussy and this Island week ends with David Riddell's innovative arrangements of Scottish folk music designed to send the Orcadian audience home with a spring in their step.

Debussy - Syrinx
Francaix - Wind Quartet
Franck - Piano Quartet
Trad arr Riddell - Red and Dashing

Danish Sinfonietta
David Riddell, conductor
Ruth Morley, flute
Tom Poster, piano
Elena Urioste, violin
Ensemble Perpetuo.