Composers of the Year - Episode 2
Sarah Walker presents highlights from BBC Radio 3 broadcasts of music by its four Composers of the Year in 2009.
Haydn: Symphony No 95 in C minor
Concentus Musicus Vienna
Nikolaus Harnoncourt (conductor)
Purcell: Sonata in 4 Parts, Z807
Harpsichord player Laurence Cummings performs Handel in the composer's London home, now the Handel House Museum, and talks to Catherine Bott about the dance suites.
Handel: Concerto grosso in B flat, Op 3 No 2
Alfredo Bernardini (oboe/director)
Recorded at the Foundling Museum in London
Haydn: Missa brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo (Kleine Orgelmesse)
Maria Zadori (soprano)
Levente Gyongyosi (organ)
Gyorgy Vashegyi (conductor)
Recorded at the Concert Hall of the Esterhazy Castle.
Purcell: Suite (The Fairy Queen)
Academy of Ancient Music
Richard Egarr (director/harpsichord)
Royal Quartet and Psophos String Quartet (former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists)
Music Matters: Mendelssohn in Scotland
In the summer of 1829, Felix Mendelssohn visited Scotland on a walking tour with his friend Karl Klingemann. Tom Service follows in his footsteps on a journey that would provide the inspiration for both the Hebrides Overture and the Scottish Symphony. Accompanied by Scottish historian John Purser, he visits the ruins of Holyrood Abbey in Edinburgh, Oban, Fort William, Mull and sails to Staffa to see Fingal's Cave for himself.
Author Janice Galloway and actor Dominic West tell Michael Berkeley about their favourite Handelian moments.
Sarah Walker introduces chamber music by the Composers of the Year.
Haydn: String Quartet in D, Op 64 No 5 (Lark)
Handel: Keyboard Suite No 5 in E, HWV430
Laurence Cummings (harpsichord)
Recorded at the Handel House Museum.
Mendelssohn: Violin Sonata in F (1838)
Daniel Hope (violin)
Sebastian Knauer (piano)
Recorded at the Victoria & Albert Museum.