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Jonathan Swain presents a concert from the 2009 Menlo chamber music festival in California. Bach: Ricercar a 6, BWV1079. Mendelssohn: Sinfoniesatz No 13. Spohr: Nonet, Op 31.

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert - Music@Menlo Festival 2009

Presenter - Jonathan Swain

A series of four programmes featuring performances given at the 2009 Menlo Chamber Music Festival. Set in the San Francisco Bay Area, Music@Menlo is an internationally acclaimed chamber music festival and institute. Founded in 2003, by pianist, Wu Han and Emerson Quartet cellist, David Finckel, Music@Menlo is a vibrant young festival in the heart of Silicon Valley. It is known for its heady festival atmosphere of performances in intimate venues, its open door rehearsal policy, AudioNotes CDs, Café Conversations, Encounter lecture series and Masterclasses. All these plus the Chamber Music Institute for young musicians inspires aspiring performers and audiences alike to connect with chamber music in new and innovative ways.

Johann Sebastian BACH
Ricercar a 6 from The Musical Offering, BWV 1079 (1747)
St. Lawrence String Quartet; Arnaud Sussmann (violin), Dennis Godburn (bassoon), Scott Pingel (contrabass)

Felix MENDELSSOHN
Sinfonie satz no. 13 in c minor (1823)
Geoff Nuttall, Kristin Lee,* Arnaud Sussmann, Sean Lee* (violins), Lesley Robertson, On You Kim,* Scott St. John, Sunmi Chang*(violas), Christopher Costanza, Eric Han* ('cellos), Scott Pingel (contrabass);
*Chamber Music Institute International Program participant

Louis SPOHR
Nonet in F Major, op. 31 (1813)
Carol Wincenc (flute), William Bennett (oboe), Anthony McGill (clarinet), Dennis Godburn (bassoon), William VerMeulen (French horn), Arnaud Sussmann (violin), Masumi Per Rostad (viola), Paul Watkins (cello), Scott Pingel (contrabass).

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Tue 9 Feb 2010 13:00

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