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Esther Yoo (violin), Robin Tritschler (tenor), Lise Berthaud (viola) and the Danish Quartet feature in music by Saint-Saens, Vaughan Williams and Beethoven.

Clemency Burton-Hill brings a two week series showcasing the BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists to a close.

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.

Esther Roo plays the virtuoso show-piece which was written for Sarasate by Saint-Saens. Irish tenor joins Lise Berthaud, viola, and pianist Joseph Middleton to perform settings of four poems by Jeremy Taylor, Isaac Watts, Richard Crashaw, and Robert Bridges set to music by Vaughan Williams. And the Danish Quartet bring this series of BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists to a close with a performance of Beethoven's Op.131, often regarded as the pinnacle of Beethoven's writing for string quartet.

SAINT-SAENS Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso
Esther Yoo (violin); Robert Koenig (piano)

Robin Tritschler (tenor), Lise Berthaud (viola); Joseph Middleton (piano)

BEETHOVEN String Quartet in C sharp minor Op.131
Danish Quartet.

1 hour, 13 minutes

Music Played

  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso, Op.28

    Performer: Esther Yoo. Performer: Robert Koenig.
    • BBC New Generation Artists recording.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    4 Hymns vers. for tenor, viola obbligato and piano

    Performer: Lise Berthaud. Performer: Joseph Middleton. Singer: Robin Tritschler.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    String Quartet in C sharp minor, Op 131

    Ensemble: Danish String Quartet.


Find out more about the New Generation Artists scheme

Find out more about the New Generation Artists scheme

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