Main content

Homages from Schumann to Janacek

Today in the Radio 3 Big Chamber Weekend from Saffron Hall, Mark Simpson presents homages by Kurtag and himself, plus the Navarra String Quartet play Janacek's 'Kreutzer Sonata'.

Tom McKinney presents the Radio 3 Big Chamber Weekend recorded at Saffron Hall in Essex, which brings the composer and virtuoso clarinettist Mark Simpson together with his friends in some of the music he loves best, played alongside his own chamber-music works. Today, he presents a sequence of homages, starting with Schumann's much-beloved Marchenerzalungen, Kurtag's Homage to Schumann and Simpson's own Homage to Kurtag. The Navarra String Quartet play Janacek's own homage to the Kreutzer Sonata, the nickname for the String Quartet No.1.

Mark Simpson is a former BBC Young Musician of the Year and Radio 3 New Generation Artist.

Presented by Tom McKinney.

SCHUMANN
Maerchenerzalungen
Mark Simpson (clarinet)
Adam Newman (viola)
Richard Uttley (piano)

KURTAG
Homage to Schumann
Mark Simpson (clarinet)
Adam Newman (viola)
Richard Uttley (piano)

SIMPSON
Homage to Kurtag
Mark Simpson (clarinet)
Adam Newman (viola)
Richard Uttley (piano)

JANACEK
String Quartet No. 1 'The Kreutzer Sonata'
Navarra String Quartet

Elizabeth Arno (producer)

9 days left to listen

57 minutes

Music Played

  • Robert Schumann

    Marchenerzahlungen Op.132

    Performer: Mark Simpson. Performer: Richard Uttley. Performer: Adam Newman.
  • György Kurtág

    Hommage to Robert Schumann, Op. 15d

    Performer: Mark Simpson. Performer: Adam Newman.
  • Mark Simpson

    Hommage A Kurtag

    Performer: Mark Simpson. Performer: Adam Newman. Performer: Richard Uttley.
  • Leos Janáček

    Quartet No.1 (The Kreutzer Sonata)

    Ensemble: Navarra String Quartet.

Broadcast