Composer of the Week
Composer of the Week
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BBC Radio 3's Composer Of The Week is a guide to composers and their music. The podcast is compiled from the week's programmes and published on Friday, it is only available in the UK.
Kaija Saariaho (b 1952)
“Music is a study of my own self and of the human spirit”, so says the Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho. Her passion for music is all consuming, with the inspiration to compose reflecting the breadth of her interests, in poetry, literature, fine arts, and cinematography to name but a few. One of the foremost composers of our time, Kaija Saariaho was born in 1952 in Helsinki. She studied with the modernist Paavo Heininen, before founding the pioneering “Ears Open” group with fellow composer Magnus Lindberg. Her studies continued in Freiburg with Brian Fernyhough and Klaus Huber at the Darmstadt summer courses, and then at the ground-breaking IRCAM research institute in Paris. Earlier this year Donald Macleod and Kaija Saariaho met up in Paris, the city where she’s made her home since 1982, to talk about five contrasting aspects of her music. Music Included: D’Om le vrai sens (excerpt) Notes on Light for cello and orchestra (II. Fire & III. Awakening) Noa Noa for flute and electronics D’Om le vrai sens, (III. L’Odorat & IV. Le Toucher) Orion for Orchestra (I. Memento mori) Nocturne for solo violin Cloud Trio (IV. Tranquillo ma sempre molto espressivo) Laterna Magica Circle Map (excerpt) Jardin secret II for harpsichord and tape Lichtbogen for nine musicians and live electronics (excerpt) Lonh for voice and electronics Circle Map (V. Dialogue VI. Day and Night) Quatre Instants (excerpt) Quatre instants (II. Douleur – Torment & III. Parfum de l’instant) Nuits, adieux for mixed choir and 4 soloists True Fire for baritone and orchestra (excerpt) Leino Songs L’amour de loin, Act 4 excerpt La passion de Simone for soprano solo, choir, orchestra and electronics (excerpt) Only the Sound Remains (excerpt) L’amour de loin, Act 5 Presented by Donald Macleod Produced by Johannah Smith for BBC Cymru Wales For full track listings, including artist and recording details, and to listen to the pieces featured in full (for 30 days after broadcast) head to the series page for Kaija Saariaho https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000nbdg And you can delve into the A-Z of all the composers we’ve featured on Composer of the Week here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/3cjHdZlXwL7W41XGB77X3S0/composers-a-to-z
Oct 16
1 hr 22 min
Beethoven Unleashed: Withdrawal
This week, Donald Macleod follows Ludwig van Beethoven through the years of 1816-1821; a period when the composer was groping towards yet another extraordinary and revolutionary flowering of his creativity. However, something was holding him back. Beethoven had resolved to become the legal guardian of his nephew, Karl, and to remove him from the care of his mother, Johanna. The resulting court battles would rumble on for five years, damaging everyone involved, consuming them all, and distracting Beethoven from his music. Composer of the Week is returning to the story of Beethoven’s life and music throughout 2020. Part of Radio 3’s Beethoven Unleashed season marking the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth. Music Featured: Piano Sonata No.25, Op.79 (II. Andante & III. Vivace) String Quartet op.95 ‘Serioso’ (III. Allegro assai vivace, ma serioso) Sehnsucht, WoO.146 Cello Sonata Op.102, No.1 Variations on “Ich bin de Schneider Kakadu” by Wenzel Müller, Op.121a Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.16, Op.31 No.1 (I. Allegro Vivace) The Creatures of Prometheus (extracts) Abschiedsgesang WoO.102 Piano Sonata No.30, Op.109 The Miller of Dee WoO.157, No.4 Fugue for Strings Op. 137 Quintet for strings Op.104 (III. Menuetto & IV. Finale) Piano Sonata No.29, Op.106 “Hammerklavier” (II. Scherzo & III. Adagio Sostenuto) National Airs with Variations Op.107, No.5 Wolfgang Schulz, flute Rudolf Buchbinder, piano Bagatelle in Bb, WoO.60 God Save the King, Woo.157, No.3 Namensfeier Overture Op.115 Piano Sonata No.28, Op.101 So oder so WoO.148 Missa Solemnis: Benedictus Bester Magistrat, Ihr friert WoO.177 Tremate, empi, tremate Op.116 Bagatelles Op.119, Nos.7-11 Abendlied unterm gestirnten Himmel WoO.150 March for Military Band WoO.24 (extract) Piano Sonata No.31, Op.110 Presented by Donald Macleod Produced by Sam Phillips for BBC Wales For full track listings, including artist and recording details, and to listen to the pieces featured in full (for 30 days after broadcast) head to the series page for Beethoven Unleashed: Withdrawal https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000n5x6 And you can delve into the A-Z of all the composers we’ve featured on Composer of the Week here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/3cjHdZlXwL7W41XGB77X3S0/composers-a-to-z
Oct 9
1 hr 27 min
Beethoven Unleashed: Spirit of the Age
Donald Macleod is joined by five guests to explore Beethoven’s wider world. Beethoven’s lifetime was one of tumultuous change. In a week of programmes exploring this wider world around Beethoven, Donald Macleod is joined by five guests to discuss some of the various elements which combined to define the Spirit of the Age – the economy, the wider world of the arts, engineering, medicine and belief. Guests: Professor Nicholas Matthews - Associate Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, an expert on music and politics in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and author of “Political Beethoven” Ruth Padel – Poet, lifelong Soprano and author of “Beethoven Variations: Poems on a Life” Julian Allwood - Professor of Engineering and the Environment at Cambridge University Professor Herwig Czech – Chair of the History of Medicine at MedUni Vienna Dr Aakanksha Virkar Yates - Senior lecturer at the University of Brighton and expert in late nineteenth and twentieth-century British literature Composer of the Week is returning to the story of Beethoven’s life and music throughout 2020. Part of Radio 3’s Beethoven Unleashed season marking the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth. Music Featured: Violin Sonata 10 in G major, Op 96 (II. Adagio espressivo) Piano Concerto No 4 in G, Op 58 (I. Allegro Moderato) Symphony No 3 in E flat major “Eroica”, Op 55 (IV. Finale) Piano Sonata No 26 in E flat major, Op 81a “Les Adieux” (II. Abwesenheit) Sonata No 7 in D, Op 10 No 3 (IV. Rondo. Allegro) String Quartet No 1 in F major, Op 18 (II. Adagio affettuoso et appassionato) Fidelio, end of Act I Symphony No 8 in F, Op 93 (III. Tempo di menuetto) An die Ferne Geliebte, Op 98, Nos 2 and 3 The Creatures of Prometheus, Op 43: Act II, No 10 'Pastorale Allegro' 25 Scottish Songs, Op 108 No 7 'Bonnie Laddie, Highland Laddie (2nd version)' Missa Solemnis, Sanctus Symphony No 2 in D major, Op 36 (II. Scherzo - Allegro) 5 Variations on Rule Britannia, WoO 79 Grosse Fuge in B flat, Op 133 (orch. Manuel Hidalgo) Six Variations in D on an original theme “Die Ruinen von Athen”, Op 76 The Heavens are Telling (orchestration of Six Songs, Op 48 No 4 - Die Ehre Gottes aus der Natur) Piano Sonata No 29 in B-flat major, Op 106 “Hammerklavier” (I - Allegro) Doktor speert das Tor dem Tod, WoO 189 Trio in E-flat major, WoO 38 (after the Septet, Op 20) (IV. Andante con Variazione) Cantata on the Death of Emperor Joseph II, WoO 87 (VII. Todt, Todt!) Piano Sonata No 23 in F minor, Op 57 “Appassionata” (III. Allegro ma non troppo) Symphony 7 in A major, Op 92 (II. Allegretto) String Quartet No13, Op 130 (V. Cavatina) Symphony No 4 in B flat major, Op 60 (III. Menuett) Piano Sonata No 28, Op 101 (I. Etwas lebhaft und mit der innigsten Empfindung) Der Glorreiche Augenblick, Op136 (Das Auge schaut) Der Freie Mann, WoO 117 Christ on the Mount of Olives, Op 85 (Chor der Krieger: "Wir haben ihn gesehen") Mass in C Major, Op 86 (Sanctus) String Quartet No 15 (III. Molto Adagio) Presented by Donald Macleod Produced by Sam Phillips for BBC Wales For full tracklistings, including artist and recording details, and to listen to the pieces featured in full (for 30 days after broadcast) head to the series page for Beethoven Unleashed: Spirit of the Age https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000mq5x And you can delve into the A-Z of all the composers we’ve featured on Composer of the Week here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/3cjHdZlXwL7W41XGB77X3S0/composers-a-to-z
Sep 25
1 hr 37 min
Beethoven Unleashed: Phoenix Rising
Donald Macleod explores Beethoven's life and music through the years 1813-1815. This week, Donald Macleod explores Ludwig van Beethoven’s life through the years of 1813-1815 – a time of great change throughout Europe as Napoleon was overthrown. For Beethoven, it was undoubtedly the most successful period of his entire career, as he began, at last, to receive public recognition for his music. However, these years also saw him slump to an artistic nadir as he succumbed to the call for patriotic crowd-pleasers in the wake of this massive political change. Composer of the Week is returning to the story of Beethoven’s life and music throughout 2020. Part of Radio 3’s Beethoven Unleashed season marking the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth. Music Featured: Triumphal March for Kuffner’s Tarpeja, WoO 2a Trio in B flat major, Op 97 “Archduke” ( Allegro Moderato) An die Hoffnung, Op 94 Quartet in C major, Op 59’3 “Razumovsky” (Andante con moto quasi Allegretto) Incidental Music for the Ruins of Athens (Overture - Chorus of Dervishes - March and Chorus ) Symphony No.3 in E flat major, Op 55 “Eroica” – (Marcia Funebre. Adagio Assai) Wellington’s Victory, Op 91 Symphony no. 7 in A major, Op 92 (arr. Winds) (Presto) Symphony no. 8 in F major, Op 93 (Allegretto scherzando - Tempo di menuetto ) Germania, WoO 94 The Ruins of Athens, Op 113 No 7 Symphony no. 8 in F major, Op 93 (Allegro Vivace e con brio) Piano Trio No. 7 in B flat major, Op 97 “Archduke” – (Scherzo - Andante cantabile) Fidelio, Op 72 - Overture (arr. Piano by I. Moscheles) Fidelio - Op 72 - Act I No 9 Fidelio, Op 72 - Act I No 10 Leonore Prohaska, WoO.96 Polonaise, Op 89 Cantata: Der Glorreiche Augenblick, Op 136 No 1, 4 & 6 Quartet no.8 Op 59’2 “Rasumovsky” (Allegretto) Piano Sonata no.27, Op 90 Kurz ist der Schmerz, und ewig ist die Freude, WoO163 Brauchle, Lincke, WoO167 Cello sonata no. 5 in D major, Op 102’2 – (Adagio con molto sentimento d'affetto) Piano Concerto no. 6 (fragment, completed by Nicholas Cook and Hermann Dechant) Fidelio, Op 72 Act II No 13 Presented by Donald Macleod Produced by Sam Phillips for BBC Cymru Wales For full tracklistings, including artist and recording details, and to listen to the pieces featured in full (for 30 days after broadcast) head to the series page for Beethoven Unleashed: Phoenix Rising https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000mc2m And you can delve into the A-Z of all the composers we’ve featured on Composer of the Week here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/3cjHdZlXwL7W41XGB77X3S0/composers-a-to-z
Sep 11
1 hr 22 min
Marie Jaëll
Donald Macleod delves into the life and career of the piano prodigy Marie Jaëll. For the first time in the history of Composer of the Week, Donald Macleod explores the life and music of Marie Jaëll [1846-1925]. Jaëll was a piano prodigy, a composer across a wide spectrum of genres including opera and chamber music, and a revolutionary when it came to the art of teaching and playing the piano. She knew many distinguished musicians including Liszt, Saint-Saëns, César Franck, Brahms, Fauré and Rossini, but hers is a name which has been largely forgotten. Donald Macleod uncovers Jaëll's music, and tells her story. Music Featured: Aube (Promenade matinale, esquisses pour piano) Dans le doute; Essaim de mouches; Entrainement (Promenade matinale, esquisses pour piano) Folies d’ours (La Légende des ours) Piano Concerto No 1 in D minor Reflets Chantants (Prisme. Problèmes en musique) Armour brûlant (La Légende des ours) Album Leaf Dans les flammes (18 Pièces d'après la lecture de Dante) Cello Sonata Dein (Five Lieder) Douze Valses et Finale Piano Concerto No 2 in C minor Sphinx Reflets dansants (Prisme. Problèmes en musique) Cello Concerto in A Minor Ce qu’on entend dans le Purgatoire (18 Pièces d'après la lecture de Dante) Rêverie; Clair de lune (Les Orientales) 6 Melancholy Waltzes: No 5 in A minor; No 3 in G sharp minor Ce qu’on entend dans le Paradis (18 Pieces for piano after reading Dante) Pieces for Children Désirs ardents; Amour involontaire; Union malheureuse; Épilogue (La Légende des ours) Presented by Donald Macleod Produced by Luke Whitlock for BBC Wales For full tracklistings, including artist and recording details, and to listen to the pieces featured in full (for 30 days after broadcast) head to the series page for Marie Jaëll https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000m477 And you can delve into the A-Z of all the composers we’ve featured on Composer of the Week here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/3cjHdZlXwL7W41XGB77X3S0/composers-a-to-z
Sep 4
52 min
Beethoven Unleashed: How to Play Beethoven
Donald Macleod meets professional musicians to get the performer’s eye view of Beethoven. During Beethoven’s life, great technical advances were being made to musical instruments such as the keyboard and the horn. It was also a period when virtuoso musicians of all kinds began to tour Europe and Beethoven was able to meet some of the greatest exponents of different instruments and learn from them. He was inspired to push the limits of his performers as never before, and his works continue to fascinate and challenge musicians today. In this episode, Donald Macleod meets with different professional musicians to get a performer's eye view of Beethoven’s music and the challenges it presents. Guests: Chi-chi Nwanoku (double bass), Rachel Nicholls (soprano), Adrian Bending (timpani), Ronald Brautigam (fortepiano), Sarah Willis (French horn). Composer of the Week is returning to the story of Beethoven’s life and music throughout 2020. Part of Radio 3’s Beethoven Unleashed season marking the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth. Music Featured: Symphony No 6 in F, Op 68 “Pastoral” (Donner. Sturm) Symphony No 7 in A, Op 92 (Allegro con brio) Septet in E flat, Op 20 (Scherzo) Symphony No 9 in D minor, Op 125 “Choral” (Presto) Fidelio, Act 1 No 1-3 Fidelio, Act 2 No 12 Fidelio, Act 2 No 14-15 Missa Solemnis, Op 123 (Agnus Dei) Violin Concerto in D, Op 61 (excerpt) Symphony No 4 in B flat, Op 60 (Adagio – Allegro vivace) Symphony No 3 in E flat, Op 55 “Eroica” (Marcia funebre) Symphony No 5 in C minor, Op 67 (Allegro & Allegro - Presto) Piano Sonata No 13 in E flat, Op 27 No 1 (Andante) Concerto No 3 in C minor, Op 37 (Largo) Piano Trio No 5 in D, Op 70 No 1 “Ghost” (Largo assai ed espressivo) Fantasia in C minor, Op 80 Horn Sonata, Op 17 Symphony No 3 in E flat, Op 55 “Eroica” (Scherzo) Sextet in E flat, Op 81b (Rondo) Symphony No 9 in D minor, Op 125 “Choral” (Adagio molto e cantabile) Presented by Donald Macleod Produced by Luke Whitlock for BBC Wales For full tracklistings, including artist and recording details, and to listen to the pieces featured in full (for 30 days after broadcast) head to the series page for Beethoven Unleashed: How to Play Beethoven https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000m06v And you can delve into the A-Z of all the composers we’ve featured on Composer of the Week here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/3cjHdZlXwL7W41XGB77X3S0/composers-a-to-z
Aug 28
1 hr 34 min
Beethoven Unleashed: Creating the Myth
Donald Macleod follows Beethoven through the years 1810-1812. This week, Donald Macleod explores Ludwig van Beethoven’s life through 1810-1812, a period of great financial hardship for all of Vienna in the aftermath of Napoleon’s second occupation of the city. Beethoven struggled through this economic depression, composing his Seventh and Eighth Symphonies with little hope of getting performances. The financial crisis wasn’t the only thing to afflict the composer either; alongside an increase in physical ailments, Beethoven also suffered a great emotional crisis which culminated in the letter he wrote to his unnamed ‘Immortal Beloved’. Composer of the Week is returning to the story of Beethoven’s life and music throughout 2020. Part of Radio 3’s Beethoven Unleashed season marking the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth. Music Featured: Fantasie in G minor, Op 77 Piano Concerto No 5 in E flat major, Op 73 “Emperor” (2nd and 3rd movements) Piano Trio No 7 in B flat major, Op 97 "Archduke" (4th movement) Egmont Overture, Op 84 To the Blackbird; The Dairy House (26 Welsh Songs, WoO 155) Sonata No 26 in E flat major, Op 81a “Les Adieux” (2nd and 3rd movements) Incidental Music to King Stephen, Op 117 (Overture & Victory March) Christ on the Mount of Olives, Op 85 (Final Trio and Choruses) Symphony No 7 in A major, Op 92 (3rd movement) String Quartet No 10 in E flat major, Op 74 “Harp” (4th movement) Bagatelle in A minor, WoO 59 “Für Elise” Symphony No 5 in C minor, Op 67 -(2nd movement) String Quartet No 11 in F minor, Op 95 Symphony No 7 in A major, Op 92 (4th movement) An die Geliebte, WoO 140 Symphony No 7 in A major, Op 92 (1st and 2nd movements) Piano Trio in B flat major, WoO 39 An de Ferne Geliebte, Op 98 3 Equali for Four Trombones, WoO 30 Kennst du das Land, Op 75 No 1 Violin Sonata No 10 in G major, Op 96 Meeresstille und Gluckliche Fahrt, Op 112 Symphony No 8 in F major, Op 93 (4th movement) Freudvoll und Leidvoll (Incidental Music for Egmont, Op 84) Presented by Donald Macleod Produced by Sam Phillips for BBC Wales For full tracklistings, including artist and recording details, and to listen to the pieces featured in full (for 30 days after broadcast) head to the series page for Beethoven Unleashed: Creating the Myth https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000llpc And you can delve into the A-Z of all the composers we’ve featured on Composer of the Week here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/3cjHdZlXwL7W41XGB77X3S0/composers-a-to-z
Aug 24
1 hr 18 min
Beethoven Unleashed: In His Own Words
Donald Macleod explores Ludwig van Beethoven's varied and rich correspondence. More than 1,770 of Beethoven's letters still survive and, this week, Donald Macleod delves into five different areas of this extensive correspondence. We’ll hear exchanges with some of his closest friends and patrons, a secret admission about his hearing and the details of a petty argument that gets blown out of all proportion. Beethoven’s flirting gets him into trouble; he falls deeply in love and suffers the misery of rejection on more than one occasion. Plus, the composer writes to his idol, Goethe and finds himself embroiled in some shady dealings with his publishers. The letters are read by Adrian Lester. Music Featured: arr. Matiegka: Serenade in D, Op 8 Overture to Leonore Violin Sonata No 3 in E flat major, Op 12 No 3 String Quartet No 1 in F major, Op 18 No 1 March for Military Music in F major, WoO 18 'York March' Piano Trio No 7 in B flat major, Op 97 'Archduke' Cello Sonata No 3 in A major, Op 69 Piano Concerto No 5 in E flat major, Op 73 'Emperor' Piano Sonata in C sharp minor, Op 27 No 2 An die Hoffnung, Op 32 Piano Sonata No 23 in F minor, Op 57 (Appassionata) Bagatelle in A minor, WoO 59 An die Ferne Geliebte Piano Sonata No 3 in C major, Op 2 No 3 Violin Sonata No. 9 in A major, Op 47 Septet in E flat major, Op 20 (excerpt) Cello Sonata in A major, Op 69 Gesang aus der Ferne, WoO 137 Adelaide Opferlied, Op 121b Coriolan Overture Kennst du das Land (Goethe) Presented by Donald Macleod Produced by Johannah Smith for BBC Wales For full tracklistings, including artist and recording details, and to listen to the pieces featured in full (for 30 days after broadcast) head to the series page for Beethoven Unleashed: In His Own Words https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000l6lf And you can delve into the A-Z of all the composers we’ve featured on Composer of the Week here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/3cjHdZlXwL7W41XGB77X3S0/composers-a-to-z
Jul 31
1 hr 58 min
Johann Sebastian Bach
Donald Macleod journeys through Johann Sebastian Bach’s relationship with the organ. Johann Sebastian Bach is often acknowledged as one of the greatest composers of all time and yet, during his lifetime, he was often more famous as an organist. Bach became very much in demand as a performer and a teacher. He was often asked to advise on the design and renovation of expensive church instruments. He composed a great deal of music for organ and was particularly productive during his twenties and early thirties when working at the court in Weimar. All this week Donald Macleod examines Bach’s life and music through the lens of his life-long fascination with the organ, focusing particularly on his time in Weimar and exploring his role as performer organist, teacher, servant, entrepreneur and composer. Music Featured: Brandenburg Concerto No 3, BWV 1048 (ohne Satzbezeichnung) Sonata No 2 in C minor, BWV 526 Prelude and Fugue in G major, BWV 550 Christen, ätzet diesen Tag, BWV 63 Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 Concerto for Harpsichord in G minor, BWV 1058 Cantata No 162 ‘Ach, ich sehe, itzt, da ich zur Hochzeit gehe’, BWV 162 Concerto in A minor, BWV 593 Fantasia and Fugue in G minor, BWV 542 Concerto for two violins and strings in D minor, BWV 1043 Toccata and Fugue in D minor (Dorian), BWV 538 St Matthew Passion, BWV 244 Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582 Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C major, BWV 564 Brandenburg Concerto No 2, BWV 1047 The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 (Prelude and Fugue in C major), BWV 867 The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 (Prelude and Fugue in C minor), BWV 847 Lute Suite in E minor, BWV 996 Concerto in D minor, BWV 596 (Vivaldi Violin Concerto Op 3 No 11) Mass in B minor, BWV 232 (Osanna in excelsis, Agnus Dei, Dona Nobis Pacem) Prelude and Fugue in D major, BWV 532 Presented by Donald Macleod Produced by Luke Whitlock for BBC Wales For full tracklistings, including artist and recording details, and to listen to the pieces featured in full (for 30 days after broadcast) head to the series page for J S Bach https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000l1dm And you can delve into the A-Z of all the composers we’ve featured on Composer of the Week here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/3cjHdZlXwL7W41XGB77X3S0/composers-a-to-z
Jul 24
54 min
Beethoven Unleashed: Restless Spirit
Donald Macleod follows Ludwig van Beethoven through the years 1807-1809. This week, Donald Macleod explores Ludwig van Beethoven’s life through the years of 1807-1809. This was a period which ended with the traumatic second occupation of Vienna by Napoleon’s forces, and a time when Beethoven himself was feeling increasingly restless in the city after his plans to gain financial stability were thwarted. Composer of the Week is returning to the story of Beethoven’s life and music throughout 2020. Part of Radio 3’s Beethoven Unleashed season marking the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth. Music Featured: Coriolan Overture, Op 62 Mass in C major, Op 86 (Credo & Agnus Dei) Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op 57 “Appassionata” (III. Allegro ma non troppo – Presto) Lob auf de Dicken, WoO 100 Quartet in E minor, Op 59 No 2 “Rasumovsky” (IV. Presto) Elegischer Gesang, Op 118 Symphony No 6 in F major, Op 68 “Pastoral Symphony” (1st and 2nd movements) Piano trio in D major, Op 70 No 1 “Ghost” (2nd movement) Six Goethe Songs, Op 75 No 6 (Der Zufriedene) 3 Songs, Op 83 No 3 (Mit einem gemalten Band) Mass in C major, Op 86 (Gloria) Piano Transcription of Violin Concerto, Op 61a (III. Rondo) Cello Sonata No 3 in A major, Op 69 (1st movement) Symphony No 5 in C minor, Op 67 (1st movement) In questa tomba oscura, WoO 133 3 Songs, Op 83 No (Wonne der Wehmut) Choral Fantasy, Op 80 Piano Concerto No 4 in G major, Op 58 (3rd movement) Piano Sonata No 24 in F sharp major, Op 78 “à Thérèse” Lied aus der ferne, WoO 137 March for Military Music, WoO 18 Piano Sonata No 26 in E flat major, Op 81a “Les adieux” (1st movement) Incidental Music to Egmont, Op 84 (1. Die Trommel geruhet; 2. Entr’acte I - Andante; 7. Clärchen’s Death; 9. Symphony of Victory) Piano Concerto No 5 in E flat major, Op 73 "Emperor” (1st movement) Sehnsucht, WoO 134 Presented by Donald Macleod Produced by Sam Philips for BBC Wales For full tracklistings, including artist and recording details, and to listen to the pieces featured in full (for 30 days after broadcast) head to the series page for Beethoven Unleashed: Restless Spirit https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000ktd9 And you can delve into the A-Z of all the composers we’ve featured on Composer of the Week here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/3cjHdZlXwL7W41XGB77X3S0/composers-a-to-z
Jul 17
1 hr 18 min
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