Welsh Festivals 2013


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Louise Fryer introduces the first of four daily visits to Welsh summer music festivals, beginning with performances from the Gower village of Ilston and Machynlleth's Tabernacle.

Beethoven: Cello Sonata in G minor Op 5 No2

Philip Higham (cello), Robert Thompson (piano)

Shostakovich: Piano Quintet in G minor Op 57

Carducci String Quartet, Julius Drake (piano).

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Louise Fryer introduces performances from this summer's Gower and Machynlleth Festivals, beginning with Benjamin Britten's personal reflections on the virtuosity of his friend and collaborator Mstislav Rostropovich and the Baroque artistry and genius of JS Bach.

Britten: Cello Suite No 2, Op 80

Philip Higham (cello)

Beethoven: Violin Sonata No 2 in A major, Op 12 No 2

Alina Ibragimova (violin), Cédric Tiberghien (piano)

Mendelssohn: Cello Sonata in B flat, Op 45

Philip Higham (cello), Robert Thompson (piano).

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Louise Fryer introduces more performances from the Machynlleth festival, beginning with a Haydn quartet whose galloping finale gave the work its 'Rider' nickname.

Haydn: String Quartet in G minor 'The Rider', Op 74 No 3

Carducci String Quartet

Beethoven: 'Kreutzer' Sonata in A major, Op 47

Alina Ibragimova (violin), Cédric Tiberghien (piano).

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Louise Fryer with more from this year's festival and two performances from Machynlleth's Tabernacle, ending with the deep-rooted passions of Mendelssohn's last major work, saturated with the composer's anguish after the loss of his cherished sister.

Beethoven: Violin Sonata No 6 in A, Op 30 No 1

Alina Ibragimova (violin), Cédric Tiberghien (piano)

Mendelssohn: Quartet in F minor, Op 80

Carducci String Quartet.