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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.

58 minutes

Music Played

  • Gavin Higgins

    3 Broken Love Songs

    Performer: Mark Simpson. Performer: Richard Uttley.
  • Gavin Higgins

    Clarinet Sonata in F minor, Op 120 No1

    Performer: Mark Simpson. Performer: Richard Uttley.
  • Herbert Howells

    Clarinet Sonata in A major

    Performer: Mark Simpson. Performer: Richard Uttley.
  • Gavin Higgins

    3 Broken Love Songs

    Performer: Mark Simpson. Performer: Richard Uttley.
  • Herbert Howells

    Clarinet Sonata in A major

    Performer: Mark Simpson. Performer: Richard Uttley.
  • Gavin Higgins

    Clarinet Sonata in F minor, Op 120 No1

    Performer: Mark Simpson. Performer: Richard Uttley.

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