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Violinist Esther Yoo, clarinettist Mark Simpson, viola player Lise Berthaud and cellist Leonard Elschenbroich feature in music by Tartini, Mozart and Haydn.

Clemency Burton-Hill continues begins another week of a two week series showcasing the BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists.

As part of the BBC's commitment to developing and nurturing young talent, BBC Radio 3 launched its New Generation Artists scheme in the autumn of 1999. Now well into its second decade, the scheme has acquired the reputation of being a world leader for young artists. Every autumn six to seven artists or groups who are beginning to make a mark on the international music scene are invited to join. Opportunities include concerts in London and around the UK, appearances and recordings with the BBC Orchestras, special studio recordings for Radio 3, and, for some, appearances at the Proms.

"The Devil's Trill" comes with the story that Tartini had a dream in which he imagined a deal with the Devil, who proceeded to play the best solo Tartini had ever heard. After waking Tartini wrote down this sonata. Another story is that Mozart's Kegelstatt Trio was composed during an afternoon game of skittles?hence the nickname "Kegelstatt" - but this remains an uncorroborated rumour!
Haydn wrote this D major concerto in 1783 for Anton Kraft, the principal of his two regular cellists at
the Esterházy court during the 1780s. Today it is played by the Radio 3 New Generation Artist, cellist, Leonard Elschenbroich.

TARTINI: Sonata in G minor (Devil's trill)
Esther Yoo (violin); Robert Koenig (piano)

Mozart: Trio in E flat major K.498 (Kegelstatt)
Mark Simpson (clarinet); Lise Berthaud (viola); Joseph Middleton (piano)

HAYDN Cello Concerto no. 2 in D major H.7b.2
Leonard Elschenbroich (cello)
BBC Philharmonic
Lorenzo Viotti (conductor).

1 hour, 15 minutes

Last on

Mon 29 Dec 2014 16:30

Music Played

  • Joseph Haydn

    Cello Concerto no. 2 in D major

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Performer: Leonard Elschenbroich. Conductor: Lorenzo Viotti.
  • Franz Schubert

    Im Freien D. 880

    Performer: Joseph Middleton. Singer: Olena Tokar.
  • Franz Schubert

    Schwestergruss Nachlass D. 762

    Performer: Joseph Middleton. Singer: Olena Tokar.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Trio in E flat major, K.498 (Kegelstatt)

    Performer: Lise Berthaud. Performer: Mark Simpson. Performer: Joseph Middleton.
  • Giuseppe Tartini

    Devil's trill, arr Kreisler

    Performer: Esther Yoo. Performer: Robert Koenig.


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.