BBC Radio 3 to feature Festival Concerts

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From Tuesday 10 until Friday 13 October BBC Radio 3's Lunchtime Concerts will feature recordings from this year's St Magnus International Festival. You can find out more about the concerts or listen to them online for 30 days after broadcast using the following links.

The first concert on Tuesday 10th will showcase Norway's foremost string ensemble, The Trondheim Soloists (below), playing movements from Bach's Goldberg Variations arranged for strings by Dmitry Sitkovetsky and Arnold Schoenberg's lustrous tone poem, Verklärte Nacht.
Event listing on BBC website 

In Wednesday's concert, Steven Osborne (below left) contrasts Debussy's visionary and atmospheric 'La cathédrale engloutie' with the emotional and technical intensity of Rachmaninov's Études-Tableaux, Op. 33 and a selection of the later Op. 39 Etudes.
Event listing on BBC website  

On Thursday, Rafal Luc and Ian Anderson - Duo Van Vliet (below right) - perform a diverse programme that includes works from John Dowland, Henry Purcell, Toshio Hosokawa and new work by Andrew Thomas; all arranged for the unusual combination of accordion and viola.
Event listing on BBC website  


In the final concert on Friday 13 Ashley Fripp performs Debussy's 'Images, Première Série'. He is joined by clarinettist Joseph Shiner for Schumann's delicate 'Drei Fantasiestücke', Debussy's 'Première rhapsodie' and Poulenc's popular Clarinet Sonata. (below)
Event listing on BBC website  

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