Wigmore Hall: Mark Simpson
Mark Simpson (clarinet), Richard Uttley (piano) perform at Wigmore Hall, London. Howells: Clarinet Sonata in A. Gavin Higgins: Three Broken Love Songs. Brahms: Sonata, Op 120 No 1.
Clarinettist Mark Simpson and pianist Richard Uttley perform live at London's Wigmore Hall, with music by Gavin Higgins, Howells, and Brahms's Sonata in F minor Op 120 No 1.
Live from Wigmore Hall, London.
Gavin Higgins: 3 Broken Love Songs
Howells: Clarinet Sonata in A (1946)
Brahms: Sonata in F minor, Op 120 No 1
Mark Simpson (clarinet)
Richard Uttley (piano)
Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch.
Mark Simpson was the first person to win both the BBC Young Musician of the Year and the BBC Proms/Guardian Young Composer of the Year competitions. He is currently a member of BBC Radio 3's New Generation Artists scheme, and is joined today by pianist Richard Uttley. The programme starts with 3 Broken Love Songs, written in 2006 by London-based composer Gavin Higgins, followed by Howells's last major chamber work, the Sonata in A major. The concert concludes with a great masterpiece of the clarinet repertoire: the Sonata in F minor by Brahms, Op 120 No 1.