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Chamber-music favourites from the USA

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 from the USA.

In the last concert recorded at Saffron Hall for the Radio 3 Big Chamber Weekend, composer and virtuoso clarinettist Mark Simpson brings his friends together in a programme of American repertoire, including the world-premiere of his own American-inspired work for current Radio 3 New Generation Artist trumpeter, Simon Höfele.

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

Presented by Tom McKinney.

GERSHWIN
Preludes
Simon Höfele (trumpet)
Richard Uttley (piano)

SIMPSON
Three pieces for trumpet and piano
Simon Höfele (trumpet)
Richard Uttley (piano)
Co-commissioned by BBC Radio 3, the Royal Philharmonic Society and Saffron Hall, Essex

BERNSTEIN
Clarinet Sonata
Mark Simpson (clarinet)
Richard Uttley (piano)

ANTHEIL
Trumpet Sonata
Simon Höfele (trumpet)
Richard Uttley (piano)

COPLAND
Sextet
Mark Simpson (clarinet)
Navarra String Quartet
Richard Uttley (piano)

Elizabeth Arno (producer)

57 minutes

Music Played

  • George Gershwin

    3 Preludes

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

    3 Pieces For Trumpet And Piano

    Performer: Simon Höfele. Performer: Mark Simpson.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Sonata In A For Clarinet And Piano

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

    Trumpet Sonata

    Performer: Simon Höfele. Performer: Richard Uttley.
  • Aaron Copland

    Sextet

    Performer: Mark Simpson. Performer: Richard Uttley. Ensemble: Navarra String Quartet.

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