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John Toal introduces Radio 3 New Generation Artists at the 2015 Belfast International Arts Festival in songs by Grieg and mazurkas by Chopin, plus Saint-Saens and Damase.

Pavel Kolesnikov and Friends

John Toal introduces performances by Radio 3 New Generation Artists at the Belfast International Arts Festival. Recorded in the Naughton Studio of Belfast's Lyric Theatre, pianist Pavel Kolesnikov accompanies two colleagues on the Scheme, baritone Benjamin Appl and horn player Alec Frank-Gemmill, in works by Grieg and Saint-Saens respectively.

Alec Frank-Gemmill, Principal Horn with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, also appears alongside other SCO wind players, in a performance of Jean-Michel Damase's Dix-sept Variations for Wind Quintet; and Pavel Kolesnikov rounds the programme off with a selection of Chopin Mazurkas.

Grieg:
Morgentau (Chamisso) Op. 4 No.2
An das Vaterland (Paulsen) Op 58. No 2
Zur Johannisnacht (Krag) Op.60 No. 12

Six German songs, Op. 48
Gruß (Heine)
Dereinst, Gedanke mein (Geibel)
Lauf der Welt (Uhland)
Die verschwiegene Nachtigall (von der Vogelweide)
Zur Rosenzeit (Goethe)
Ein Traum (Bodenstedt)
Benjamin Appl, baritone; Pavel Kolesnikov, piano

Saint-Saens: Romance Op. 36 for Horn and Piano
Pavel Kolesnikov, piano; Alec Frank-Gemmill, horn

Jean-Michel Damase: 17 Variations for Wind Quintet, Op 22
Juliette Bausor, flute; Robin Williams, oboe; Maximiliano Martin, clarinet;
Peter Whelan, bassoon; Alec Frank-Gemmill, horn

Chopin: Mazurkas -
BI 134 in A minor
Op.33 No.1 in G sharp minor
Op.30 No. 2 in B minor
Op.17 No.1 in B flat major
Op.50 No.3 in C sharp minor
Pavel Kolesnikov, piano.

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