Vienna Passions


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No city can match Vienna for its centuries of musical revolution. Step into the Viennese salon for the first of four concerts recorded at BBC Hoddinott Hall, exploring the web of connections between three of the city's radicals.

Zemlinsky: Clarinet Trio (Op.3)

Webern: Two pieces (1899)

Webern: Three little pieces (Op.11)

Brahms: Clarinet Trio (Op.114)

Robert Plane (clarinet)

Alice Neary (cello)

Benjamin Frith (piano).

02Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20110216

The Elias String Quartet continues an exploration of Vienna's great revolutionaries, beginning with the music of Anton Bruckner whose early fascination with the Viennese style saw him pledge his allegiance to the city in later life. From BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff.

Bruckner: String Quartet in C minor (1862)

Beethoven: String Quartet in C (Op. 59 no.3).

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Pianist Shai Wosner explores Ravel's sideways take on Vienna's revolutionary music scene, followed by one of the city's greatest masterpieces, inspired by a trip to the Austrian spa. From BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff.

Ravel: Valses Nobles et Sentimentales

Schubert: Piano Sonata in D (D.850).

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Austrian mezzo Daniela Lehner masterminds the last in a series exploring two centuries of music-making in Vienna, with a reminder that the city's composers had a sense of humour as well as a formidable intellect. Featuring music by Dostal, Stolz, Lehar, and Johann Strauss. Recorded at BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff.

Daniela Lehner (mezzo-soprano)

Klemens Sander (baritone)

Andrew West (piano).