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Presented by Fiona Talkington.

1.00pm Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Beethoven Plus

A run of concerts recorded at LSO, St Luke's, featuring a complete series of Beethoven's string quartets coupled with masterpieces of the genre by Haydn and Bartok.

1/8. Celebrated Czech ensemble the Skampa Quartet launches the series with the first Opus by the 'father of the string quartet', Joseph Haydn, followed by Beethoven's Opus 132.

Haydn: Quartet in B flat, Op 1 No 1 (The Hunt)
Beethoven: Quartet in A minor, Op 132

2.00pm British Symphony Series

Featuring Viennese music from the 19th and 20th centuries that had an impact on British composer David Matthews. Plus the first recording of a new Christmas choral work by John Joubert, who celebrated his eightieth birthday this year.

Berg: Lulu Suite
Laura Aikin (soprano)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Richard Armstrong (conductor)

David Matthews: In the Dark Time
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Jac van Steen (conductor)

Beethoven: Symphony No 8
BBC Philharmonic
Gianandrea Noseda (conductor)

Webern: 5 Pieces
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Ilan Volkov (conductor)

John Joubert: Five Songs of Incarnation, Op 163
Robert Johnston (tenor)
BBC Singers
Stephen Cleobury (conductor)

Schoenberg: Chamber Symphony No 1
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Ilan Volkov (conductor)

David Matthews: Symphony No 2
BBC Symphony Orchestra
David Porcelijn (conductor).

4 hours

Last on

Tue 18 Dec 2007 13:00