The Lyric Concert with Paul Herriott

The Lyric Concert with Paul Herriott

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The Lyric Concert with Paul Herriott Wednesday 23 April 2014

The Lyric Concert with Paul Herriott

Paul Herriott presents one of the great pianists of our time - Vladimir Ashkenazy and his son Vovka in the concert tonight recorded in the RSI Auditorium, Lugano, Switzerland.

Watch: Friday 24th March - Berlioz, Poulenc and Saint-Saëns

Michael Lee presents tonight's concert live from the National Concert Hall in Dublin. Composed in the wake of his failed marriage to Irish actress Harriet Smithson, Berlioz’s Les nuits d’été is a haunting leave-taking of love, with Ailish Tynan’s ‘lyric voice of delicious purity’ (Opera Now) sublimely plumbing its melancholic depths. Poulenc’s saucy ballet suite Les biches playfully hints at a host of other composers (Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky included) in a deliciously frothy and naughty concoction. Saint-Saëns’ Third Symphony is a feast of memorable melodies, none more glorious than its magically twinkling piano duet theme and soaring organ chorale. 
Berlioz: Les nuits d’été  
Poulenc: Les biches Suite  
Saint-Saens: Symphony No. 3 in C minor, ‘Organ Symphony’  
RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra 
Rachel Kelly (soprano) 
Jean-Luc Tingaud (conductor) 

Music Played on the Show

20:01

Title: Divertissement A La Hongroise, For Piano Four Hands In G Minor, D. 818

Complete Work Name: Divertissement A La Hongroise, For Piano Four Hands In G Minor, D. 818

Composer: Schubert, Franz

Performer(s): Vladimir Ashkenazy, Piano, Vovka Ashkenazy, Piano

Album: Recorded at the Lugano Festival (Broadcast 23/04/14) / EBU

Duration: 26:49

20:28

Title: Variations On A Theme By Joseph Haydn, Op. 56b

Complete Work Name: Variations On A Theme By Joseph Haydn, Op. 56b

Composer: Brahms, Johannes

Performer(s): Vladimir Ashkenazy, Piano Vovka Ashkenazy, Piano

Album: Recorded at the Lugano Festival (Broadcast 23/04/14) / EBU

Duration: 15:57

20:45

Title: The Rite Of Spring, For Piano Four Hands

Complete Work Name: The Rite Of Spring, For Piano Four Hands

Composer: Stravinsky, Igor

Performer(s): Vladimir Ashkenazy, Piano, Vovka Ashkenazy, Piano

Album: Recorded at the Lugano Festival (Broadcast 23/04/14) / EBU

Duration: 31:40

21:18

Title: Polovtsian Dances, From 'Prince Igor', Arr. For Two Pianos

Complete Work Name: Polovtsian Dances, From 'Prince Igor', Arr. For Two Pianos

Composer: Borodin, Alexander

Performer(s): Vladimir Ashkenazy, Piano, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Piano Vovka Ashkenazy, Piano

Album: Recorded at the Lugano Festival (Broadcast 23/04/14) / EBU

Duration: 11:32

21:30

Title: Espressivo, From 'Six Studies In Canonic Form, Op. 56' (Encore)

Complete Work Name: Espressivo, From 'Six Studies In Canonic Form, Op. 56' (Encore)

Composer: Debussy, Claude

Performer(s): Vladimir Ashkenazy, Piano, Vovka Ashkenazy, Piano

Album: Recorded at the Lugano Festival (Broadcast 23/04/14) / EBU

Duration: 3:53

21:35

Title: C'Est L'Extase Langoureuse

Complete Work Name: Ariettes Oubliees - Forgotten Melodies

Composer: Debussy, Claude

Performer(s): Dawn Upshaw (Soprano), James Levine (Piano)

Album: Forgotten Melodies / Sony Classical / Sk67190

Duration: 3:04

21:38

Title: Violin Sonata No 3 In D Minor Op. 108

Composer: Brahms, Johannes

Performer(s): Josef Suk, Violin, Julius Katchen, Piano

Album: LCON-WED230211 (Recordno: 421 092-2) / 421 092-2

Duration: 21:09

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Presenter: Paul Herriott

Producer: Gail Henry

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn

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