Pavel Kolesnikov (piano) performs Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata and Scriabin's Piano Sonata No 4. Plus the Heath Quartet, Bengt Forsberg (piano) in Schumann's Piano Quintet, Op 44.
This week's series celebrates the rich variety of music-making taking place at festivals all around Wales.
As well as being an area of outstanding beauty, Gower has a vibrant annual music festival.
At St. Andrew's Church, Newton the young Russian pianist, Pavel Kolesnikov, one of Radio 3's New Generation Artists, plays Beethoven's "Moonlight" sonata and Scriabin, a composer with whom he feels a special affinity. Then it's off to Machynlleth, the seat of Owain Glyndwr's Welsh parliament in 1404, for a visit to this historic town's week-long annual music festival. At a concert given in the intimate setting of the Tabernacle, the Heath Quartet join Swedish pianist Bengt Forsberg for a Schumann's delightful Piano Quintet in E flat, written for and dedicated to his wife, the pianist Clara Wieck.
Beethoven: Piano Sonata no.14 in C sharp minor, Op.27 no.2 (Moonlight)
Scriabin: Sonata no.4 in F sharp major, Op.30
Pavel Kolesnikov, piano
Schumann: Piano Quintet in E flat,Op.44
Bengt Forsberg, piano.
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