Originality and Passion
Spotlight on the South West with highlights from the Budleigh and Cheltenham music festivals. Works by Fanny Mendelssohn, Germaine Tailleferre, Liszt and Granados.
Verity Sharp introduces highlights from two of the South West of England's summer festivals. On the edge of the Cotswolds, the Regency splendour of the Pittville Pump Room is the historic setting for Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective. Created by pianist Tom Poster and violinist Elena Urioste with innovative programming very much in mind, today we hear two works they feel deserve much more attention - Fanny Mendelssohn's highly accomplished late Piano Trio and Germaine Tailleferre's charmingly quirky Quartet. Then we head to Budleigh Salterton on the east Devon coast, where passion and emotion come to the forefront in the Temple Methodist Church as award-winning pianist Martin James Bartlett explores the universal themes of love and death.
Fanny Mendelssohn: Piano Trio in D minor, Op 11
Tailleferre: String Quartet
Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective
Granados: El amor y la muerte (Goyescas)
Liszt: Isolde's Liebestod from Wagner's 'Tristan und Isolde', S447
Martin James Bartlett, piano
Producer: Johannah Smith