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Highlights from the 2018 St Magnus International Festival, with guitarist Michael Butten performing Bach and Red Note Ensemble playing a Haydn trio for flute, violin and cello.

Highlights from St Magnus International Festival around Orkney with guitarist, Michael Butten performing works by Legnani, (Paganini's favourite guitarist), the Catalan 20th century composer Roberto Gerhard and one of Bach's great Sonatas and Partitas which has been borrowed from the violin repertoire by many guitarists. The Red Note Ensemble feature playing one of Haydn's London trios arranged for flute, violin and cello and the programme is rounded off with a light-hearted encore arranged by Tom Poster drawing on his love of the American songbook.

Legnani - Fantasia in A Op 19
Gerhard - Fantasia
Haydn - Trio Hob IV: 4
JS Bach - Violin Sonata No 3
Gershwin arr. Poster - They can't take that away from me

Michael Butten, guitar
Red Note Ensemble:
Robert Irvine, cello
Ruth Morley, flute
Tom Hankey, violin
Tom Poster, piano
Elena Urioste, violin
Ensemble Perpetuo.

58 minutes

Music Played

  • Luigi Legnani

    Fantasia Op.19

    Performer: Michael Butten.
  • Roberto Gerhard


    Performer: Michael Butten.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Divertimento in C major H.4.1 (London trio)

    Ensemble: Red Note Ensemble.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Sonata (BWV.1005)

    Performer: Michael Butten.
  • George Gershwin

    They can't take that away from me

    Performer: Tom Poster. Performer: Elena Urioste. Music Arranger: Tom Poster. Ensemble: Ensemble Perpetuo.
  • Edward McGuire

    Dance Suite For Two, 'Hebridean Dolphins'

    Ensemble: Spencer-Strachan Duo.
    • Luminate.
    • Delphian.
    • 003.