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Mark Simpson, Ruby Hughes, Signum Quartet and Trish Clowes.

Including Mark Simpson in Debussy: Premiere Rhapsodie. Signum Quartet in Schnittke: String Quartet No 3. Ruby Hughes (soprano) in Chausson: Poeme de l'amour et de la mer, along with Trish Clowes.

A series of programmes over the Christmas season celebrating and showcasing the talents of the BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists and welcoming the new intake onto the scheme. The Signum quartet tackle the strange sound-world of Alfred Schnittke's third quartet and Ruby Hughes joins the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Chausson's Poeme de l'amour et de la mer (Poem of Love and the Sea). British clarinettist and composer Mark Simpson - who joins the scheme this year - features heavily, beginning the programme with Debussy's Premiere Rhapsodie, following with Poulenc's melodic clarinet sonata. We also introduce NGA jazz artist Trish Clowes with a track from her latest album.

Debussy: Première Rhapsodie
Mark Simpson (clarinet)
Vikingur Olafsson (piano)

Schnittke: String Quartet No 3
Signum Quartet

Poulenc: Sonata for clarinet and piano
Mark Simpson (clarinet)
Vikingur Olafsson (piano)

Chausson: Poème de l'amour et de la mer
Ruby Hughes (soprano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Pascal Rophe (conductor)

Trish Clowes: Little Tune from 'and in the night time she is there'
Trish Clowes (saxophone)
Chris Montague (electric guitar)

To see video performances of the artists click on 'Clips' above, you can also find out about all the New Generation Artists at 'Artists A-Z'.

1 hour, 23 minutes

Music Played

  • Claude Debussy

    Premiere Rhapsody

  • Alfred Schnittke

    String Quartet no. 3

  • Francis Poulenc

    Sonata for clarinet and piano

  • Ernest Chausson

    Poeme de l'amour et de la mer

  • Trish Clowes

    Little Tune


Find out more about the New Generation Artists scheme

Find out more about the New Generation Artists scheme

Bringing young musicians on the threshold of international stardom to the world.