Manchester Cello Festival
Monday 11 June 2007 13:00-16:00 (Radio 3)
Presented by Penny Gore.
1.00pm Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
Sarah Mohr-Pietsch introduces a recital by Sara Mingardo, one of the few true contraltos in the world, broadcast direct from London's Wigmore Hall. She joins distinguished harpsichordist Rinaldo Alessandrini in a selection of little-known gems from the Italian Baroque, combining seductive lyricism with sparkling virtuosity.
Tarquinio Merula: Hor che'e tempo di morire
Giovanni Legrenzi: Costei ch'in mezzo al volto scritt'ha il mio cor
Giovanni Salvatore: Allor che Tirsi udia
Giacomo Carissimi: Deh, memoria, a che piu chiedi
Handel: Keyboard Suite in E minor, HWV 438; Lungi da me pensier tiranno
2.00pm Manchester Cello Festival
Featuring music recorded last month at the Manchester International Cello Festival, an event that takes place every three years at the Royal Northern College of Music. There will be cello concertos, both old an new, each day featuring a different soloist with the Manchester Camerata conducted by Douglas Boyd.
Haydn: Cello Concerto in D
Thomas Demenga (cello)
Douglas Boyd (conductor)
Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A
Robert Plane (clarinet)
Takuo Yuasa (conductor)
Schubert: Symphony No 9 in C (Great)
Grant Llewellyn (conductor)