April 2012


On Saturday 31st March 2012, BBC Radio 3 celebrated The Spirit of Schubert with a lunchtime recital and evening concert in the magnificent Chapel at the Old Royal Naval College (ORNC). The evening concert was presented by Sean Rafferty.

The final Lunchtime Schubertiad showcased the refined Swiss pianist Francesco Piemontesi as he performed two of Schubert's Sonatas in A major, the 'Little' Sonata D664 and one of his three late piano works composed in 1828, D959.

Francesco Piemontesi (piano)

Schubert: Sonata in A major, D664 Sonata in A major, D959.

If you missed the evening or would like to recap on the concert, you can listen to Francesco Piemontesi's full performance until 7 April 2012 at http://bbc.in/HtuAdz

In the evening, Sean Rafferty presented and drew BBC Radio 3's celebration to a close with a special Schubert edition of BBC Radio 3's In Tune live from the Chapel at the ORNC. With live performances and recorded music, guests included pianist Graham Johnson who brought together Robin Tritschler (tenor), Marcus Farnsworth (baritone) and Joy Farrall (clarinet) to perform some of Schubert's most enigmatic lieder.

Those lucky to obtain tickets were also given the chance to hear the stellar lineup of Imogen Cooper (piano), Katharine Gowers (violin), Krzysztof Chorzelski (viola), Adrian Brendel (cello) and Enno Senft (double bass) perform Piano Quintet in A, D667 "The Trout", the Trio in E flat, D897 "Notturno" and the Sonata (Duo) in A, D574.

If you missed the evening or would like to recap on the concert, you can listen to BBC Radio 3's In Tune until 7 April 2012 at http://bbc.in/HzTQNl


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