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Madeleine Mitchell, Maximilian Schmitt & Sally Matthews

Suzy Klein's guests include violinist Madeleine Mitchell. Plus the A to Z of the Piano, which continues with L for left hand and features left-handed pianist Nicholas McCarthy.

Suzy Klein presents, with guests including violinist Madeleine Mitchell - described as 'one of Britain's liveliest musical forces', she prepares to premiere David Matthew's new work Romanza for solo violin & strings, with Prometheus Orchestra at Alwyn Festival, Suffolk.

As part of the Piano Season on the BBC, In Tune's A to Z of the Piano continues today with L for Left-hand as part of Left-hand Day on Radio 3. The series of bite-sized features provides context, history and background information - both in-depth and quirky - with contributions from many of the world's leading pianists, broadcast in daily instalments on In Tune at 5.30pm and available to download as a podcast. Today's feature includes contributions from left-handed pianist Nicholas McCarthy who recently played at the Paralympics closing ceremony, Pierre-Laurent Aimard and pianist and teacher, Lucy Parham.

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2 hours

Music Played

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Cosi fan tutte: Overture

    Performer: Scottish Chamber Orchestra Performer: Sir Charles Mackerras (conductor)

    • TELARC CD 80360.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Study No.22 in C-Sharp major (for left hand alone)

    Arranger: Godowsky Performer: Ivan Ilic (piano)

    • CD.
  • LIVE

    • Frederick Delius

      Légende

      Performer: Madeleine Mitchell (violin) Performer: Nigel Clayton (piano)

    • David Matthews

      Romanza (last third)

      Performer: Madeleine Mitchell (violin) Performer: Nigel Clayton (piano)

  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    The Gadfly

    Performer: Nicola Benedetti (violin) Performer: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Performer: Kirril Karabits (conductor)

    • DECCA 4783529.
  • Heinrich Schütz

    Ich bin die Auferstehung und das Leben

    Performer: Vox Luminis Performer: Lionel Meunier (director)

    • RICERCAR RIC311.
  • Malcolm Arnold

    Three Shanties for Wind Quintet, Op.4

    Performer: The Nash Ensemble

    • HELIOS CDH50573.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Cosi fan tutte (K.588), Act 1, no.10; Soave sia il vento [trio]

    Performer: Felicity Lott (fiordiligi) Performer: Marie McLaughlin (dorabela) Performer: Gilles Cachemaille (Don Alfonso) Performer: Scottish Chamber Orchestra Performer: Sir Charles Mackerras (conductor)

    • TELARC CD 80360.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Cosi fan tutte (K.588), Act 1 Sc 7: Un Aura'amorosa

    Performer: Werna Gura (Ferrando) Performer: Concerto Koln Performer: Rene Jacobs (conductor)

    • CD.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Scherzo No.3 in C sharp minor

    Performer: Benjamin Grosvenor (piano)

    • DECCA 478 3206.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Song for St Cecilia's Day: Overture

    Performer: Ludus Baroque Performer: Richard Neville –Towle (conductor)

    • DELPHIAN DCD34110.
  • LIVE

    • Sergei Prokofiev

      Oboe Quintet in G minor, Op. 39: 2nd movement

      Members of the Russian National Orchestra Performer: Tatiana Porshneva, violin Performer: Sofia Lebed (viola) Performer: Gennady Krutikov (double bass) Performer: Olga Tomilova (oboe) Performer: Dmitry Aizenstadt (clarinet)

  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Oboe Quintet in G minor, Op. 39: 1st and 5th movements

    Performer: Tatiana Porshneva (violin) Performer: Sofia Lebed (viola) Performer: Gennady Krutikov (double bass) Performer: Olga Tomilova (oboe) Performer: Dmitry Aizenstadt (clarinet)

  • Henry Purcell

    I attempt from Love's sickness to fly in vain

    Performer: Carolyn Sampson (soprano) Performer: Laurence Cummings (harpsichord/spinet) Performer: Elizabeth Kenny (archlute/theorbo) Performer: Anne-Marie Lasla (bass viol)

    • BIS SACD 1536.

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