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The Radio 3 Big Chamber Weekend from Saffron Hall in Essex presents Mark Simpson and Friends. Today, Mark Simpson performs some of his favourite chamber music by British composers.

Tom McKinney continues a week of lunchtime concerts from 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 plays some of his favourite chamber music by British composers, from Ireland to Howells.

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

Presented by Tom McKinney.

IRELAND
Fantasy Sonata
Mark Simpson (clarinet)
Richard Uttley (piano)

SIMPSON
Night Music
Leonard Elschenbroich (cello)
Richard Uttley (piano)

MAXWELL DAVIES
Trumpet Sonata
Simon Hofele (trumpet)
Richard Uttley (piano)

HOWELLS
Rhapsodic Quintet
Mark Simpson (clarinet)
Navarra String Quartet

Elizabeth Arno (producer)

57 minutes

Music Played

  • John Ireland

    Fantasy Sonata In E Flat Major

    Performer: Mark Simpson. Performer: Richard Uttley.
  • Mark Simpson

    Night Music

    Performer: Leonard Elschenbroich. Performer: Richard Uttley.
  • Peter Maxwell Davies

    Sonata Op.1 For Trumpet And Piano

    Performer: Simon Höfele. Performer: Richard Uttley.
  • Herbert Howells

    Rhapsodic Quintet Op.31 For Clarinet And Strings

    Performer: Mark Simpson. Ensemble: Navarra String Quartet.

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