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Schubert's Trout Quintet and Schumann's Fantasy Pieces

Kate Molleson presents the first programme in an eight-part, early evening series celebrating the prodigious talents of Radio 3's current New Generation Artists.

New Generation Artists perform Schubert, Schumann and Strauss. Kate Molleson presents the first programme in an eight-part early evening series celebrating the prodigious talents of Radio 3's current New Generation Artists. In what promises to be a festive feast of music making, these prodigiously talented artists are heard performing at some of the UK's leading concert halls and festivals as well as in the BBC's studios. Today there's the chance to savour the distinctive voice of the Egyptian soprano, Fatma Said in songs ranging from Schubert to the cabaret world of William Bolcom. Also today, the brilliant Norwegian viola player, Eivind RIngstad joins the Amatis Trio for a performance of Schubert's Trout Quintet recorded recently at Radio 3's Big Chamber Weekend at the Snape Maltings in Aldeburgh.

Strauss Kornblumen
Fatma Said (soprano), Joseph Middleton (piano)

Schumann Fantasiest├╝cke Op.73
Eivind Ringstad (viola), David Meier (piano)

Schubert Die Junge Nonne D.828
Schubert Gretchen am Spinnrade D.118
Fatma Said (soprano), Roger Vignoles (piano)

Schubert Piano Quintet in A, D667 (Trout)
Amatis Piano Trio, Eivind Ringstad (viola), Adam Wynter (double bass)

William Bolcom Black Max
Fatma Said (soprano), Roger Vignoles (piano)

Established nearly two decades ago, Radio 3's New Generation Artist scheme is internationally acknowledged as the foremost scheme of its kind. It exists to offer a platform for artists at the beginning of their international careers. Each year six musicians join the scheme for two years, during which time they appear at the UK's major music festivals, enjoy dates with the BBC orchestras and have the opportunity to record in the BBC studios. The artists are also encouraged to form artistic partnerships with one another and to explore a wide range of repertoire, not least the work of contemporary and women composers. In recent years Radio 3's New Generation Artists have appeared in festivals or concerts in Aldeburgh, Bath, Belfast, Birmingham, Buxton, Cheltenham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Hay-on-Wye, Orkney, Ryedale, Southampton and Stratford-upon-Avon as well as at the BBC Proms. Typically, the artists selected will have been prize winners at major international competitions such as the Tchaikovsky, Liszt or Ferrier but the BBC New Generation Artist scheme is not itself a prize, rather it offers a a unique two year platform on which artists can develop their prodigious talents. Not surprisingly, the list of alumni reads like a Who's Who of the most exciting musicians of the past two decades. In this series, we can catch those artists near the beginnings of their journeys.

1 hour, 14 minutes

Music Played

  • Richard Strauss

    Kornblumen Op.22 no.1

    Performer: Joseph Middleton. Singer: Fatma Said.
  • Robert Schumann

    Fantasy Pieces Op.73

    Performer: Eivind Holtsmark Ringstad. Performer: David Meier.
  • Franz Schubert

    Die Junge Nonne D.828

    Performer: Roger Vignoles. Singer: Fatma Said.
  • Franz Schubert

    Gretchen am Spinnrade D.118

    Performer: Roger Vignoles. Singer: Fatma Said.
  • Franz Schubert

    Piano Quintet in A, D667 (Trout)

    Performer: Eivind Holtsmark Ringstad. Performer: Adam Wynter. Ensemble: Amatis Piano Trio.
  • William Bolcom

    Black Max

    Performer: Roger Vignoles. Singer: Fatma Said.

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Find out more about the New Generation Artists scheme

Find out more about the New Generation Artists scheme

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