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Cheltenham Festival (Week 1) 3/4

Fiona Talkington introduces songs by Brahms and Spohr, solo viola fireworks and Brahms's Second String Quintet, played by members of the BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists scheme.

Fiona Talkington introduces highlights from this year's Cheltenham Music Festival - performed by members of BBC Radio 3's New Generation Artists scheme.

Today, more songs for soprano and piano - with guest appearances from the clarinet - by Brahms and Spohr, performed by Fatma Said and Simon Lepper. Norwegian violist Eivind Holtsmark Ringstad then takes the stage for a series of fireworks for solo viola by Vieuxtemps, Paganini and Ysaÿe, before joining the Van Kuijk Quartet for a performance of Brahms's late Second String Quintet.

Brahms: Wie Melodien zieht es mir, Op 105 No 1; Trennung, Op 97 No 6
Spohr: Zwiegesang, Op 103 No 2; Wiegenlied in drei Tönen, Op 103 No 4
Fatma Said, soprano
Annelien Van Wauwen, clarinet
Simon Lepper, piano

Vieuxtemps: Capriccio in C minor 'Hommage à Paganini'
Paganini: Caprice, Op 1 No 14
Ysaÿe: Sonata No 3
Eivind Holtsmark Ringstad, viola

Brahms: String Quintet No 2, Op 111
Van Kuijk Quartet
Eivind Holtsmark Ringstad, viola.

58 minutes

Music Played

  • Johannes Brahms

    Wie Melodien zieht es mir

    Performer: Simon Lepper. Singer: Fatma Said.
  • Johannes Brahms


    Performer: Simon Lepper. Singer: Fatma Said.
  • Louis Spohr

    Zwiegesang (Im Fliederbusch)

    Performer: Annelien Van Wauwe. Performer: Simon Lepper. Singer: Fatma Said.
  • Louis Spohr

    Wiegenlied (Alles still in susser Ruh)

    Performer: Annelien Van Wauwe. Performer: Simon Lepper. Singer: Fatma Said.
  • Nicolò Paganini

    Caprice No 14 in E flat major (24 Caprices Op 1)

    Performer: Eivind Holtsmark Ringstad.
  • Eugène Ysaÿe

    Violin Sonata No 3 in D Major (Ballade)

    Performer: Eivind Holtsmark Ringstad.
  • Johannes Brahms

    String Quintet No 2 in G major

    Performer: Eivind Holtsmark Ringstad. Ensemble: Van Kuijk Quartet.
  • Hugo Wolf

    Lied eines Verliebten(Morike Lieder)

    Performer: Christopher Glynn. Singer: Robin Tritschler.