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Schumann, Kurtag, Takemitsu and Beethoven

Pianist Shai Wosner's series continues with Schumann's Fairy Tales, Kurtag's Hommage to Schumann, Takemitsu and Beethoven's Sonata in D, 'Pastoral'. Introduced by Sarah Walker.

Sarah Walker introduces highlights from a series of recitals given by pianist Shai Wosner - a former Radio 3 New Generation Artist - at Cedars Hall, part of Wells Cathedral School in Somerset. Today fellow musicians taking part in the International Musicians Seminar, Prussia Cove join him in Schumann's evocative Fairy Tales and the contemporary Hungarian composer György Kurtág's Hommage to Robert Schumann, a set of six miniatures that reflect back to Schumann. They're followed by two solo piano pieces, an atmospheric short piece by the Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu, and Beethoven's much loved sonata for piano, the Pastoral.

Schumann: Märchenerzählungen Op. 132
Sacha Rattle, clarinet
Clare Finnimore, viola
Shai Wosner, piano.

Kurtag: Hommage a R. Sch. Op. 15d
Sacha Rattle, clarinet
William Coleman, viola
Shai Wosner, piano

Takemitsu: Rain Tree Sketch II
Shai Wosner, piano

Beethoven: Sonata in D Major Op. 28 ("Pastoral")
Shai Wosner, piano

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57 minutes

Music Played

  • Robert Schumann

    Marchenerzahlungen, Op 132

    Performer: Sacha Rattle. Performer: Irene Duval. Performer: William Hagen. Performer: William Coleman. Performer: Clare Finnimore. Performer: Zlatomir Fung. Performer: Shai Wosner.
  • György Kurtág

    Hommage a R Schumann, Op 15d

    Performer: Sacha Rattle. Performer: Irene Duval. Performer: William Hagen. Performer: William Coleman. Performer: Clare Finnimore. Performer: Zlatomir Fung. Performer: Shai Wosner.
  • Toru Takemitsu

    Rain Tree Sketch II

    Performer: Shai Wosner.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Sonata No 15 in D major, Op 28 (Pastoral)

    Performer: Shai Wosner.

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