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From 2012's Gower Festival: Kungsbacka Piano Trio performs Beethoven and Faure. From the Gregynog Festival: Alessandro Taverna (piano) in Beethoven, Brinley Richards and Debussy.

Louise Fryer introduces more music-making from the summer months at Wales's leading festivals. Today, watery reflections on his native Venice from pianist Alessandro Taverna at the Gregynog Festival, plus a trip to the Gower Festival where the peninsula's churches provide one the UK's most alluring musical atmospheres.

Beethoven: Kakadu Variations
The Kungsbacka Piano Trio

Mendelssohn: Venetian Boat Song No. 2
Brinley Richards: Le Carnaval de Venise
Debussy: L'isle joyeuse
Alessandro Taverna (piano)

Fauré: Piano Trio in D minor
The Kungsbacka Piano Trio.

58 minutes

Music Played

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Kakadu Variations

  • Felix Mendelssohn & Brinley Richards

    Venetian Gondola Song (Songs without words op.19'6)/ Le Carnaval de Venise

  • Claude Debussy

    L'Isle Joyeuse

  • Gabriel Fauré

    Trio in D minor op.120

  • Gareth Walters

    Gwent suite, 1st mvt; Allegro commodo

    Conductor: Andrew Penny. Orchestra: Royal Ballet Sinfonia.
    • Welsh Classical Favourites: Royal Ballet Sinfonia/Penny.
    • Marco Polo.

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