Louise Fryer celebrates composer-conductor-performers. Harty: Concerto for piano and orchestra. Stanford: Symphony No 4. Barlow: Nocturne. Plus music by Mozart and Mendelssohn.
Across the centuries leading musicians, at home and abroad, have demonstrated their versatility in fulfilling dual roles as composers-conductors, conductor-performers or performer-composers with great success. In today's Afternoon on 3, Louise Fryer celebrates the accomplishments of figures who have met these criteria, including Sir Hamilton Harty, Charles Villiers Stanford, Felix Mendelssohn and the contemporary British conductor-composer Stephen Barlow - all in recordings by Ulster Orchestra.
Harty: Concerto for piano and orchestra
Hugh Tinney, piano
Jane Glover, conductor
Stanford: Symphony No. 4 in F major
Vernon Handley, conductor
Stephen Barlow: Nocturne for clarinet, strings and marimba
Emma Johnson, clarinet
Scott Foster, marimba
Stephen Barlow, conductor
Mozart: Piano concerto no. 25 in C major, K503
Shai Wosner, piano
David Porcelijn, conductor
Mendelssohn: Incidental music to A Midsummer Night's Dream
Stephen Barlow, conductor.