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Mark Simpson, Danish String Quartet, Benjamin Grosvenor

Current and former Radio 3 New Generation Artists feature in music by Brahms, Grunfeld, Gershwin and Bernstein.

The BBC's New Generation Artists scheme exists to nurture and promote the talents of young musicians on the threshold of an international career. Tonight, current NGAs the Danish String Quartet are joined by clarinettist Mark Simpson, a recent graduate of the scheme, and there's also a chance to hear the pianist Benjamin Grosvenor, an NGA from 2010-12, in recordings made specially for Radio 3.

Brahms: Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op 115
Mark Simpson (clarinet), Danish String Quartet

Alfred Grunfeld: Soirées de Vienne, Op 56
Benjamin Grosvenor (piano)

Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue (solo piano version)
Benjamin Grosvenor (piano)

Bernstein: Clarinet Sonata in A
Mark Simpson (clarinet), Richard Uttley (piano).

1 hour, 15 minutes

Music Played

  • Johannes Brahms

    Clarinet Quintet in B minor Op.115 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Mark Simpson. Ensemble: Danish String Quartet.
    • BBC New Generation Artists recording.
  • Alfred Grünfeld

    Soirees de Vienne, Op 56

    Performer: Benjamin Grosvenor.
    • BBC recording.
  • George Gershwin

    Rhapsody in blue, transcribed for piano solo

    Performer: Benjamin Grosvenor.

    Recorded 1 October 2010 at BBC Maida Vale Studio 1

  • Leonard Bernstein

    Sonata in A for clarinet and piano

    Performer: Mark Simpson. Performer: Richard Uttley.


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