Here is a selection of some of the fine music that you will hear during weekday mornings, on Diversion in Fine Music and on Concert Hall.

Thursday 22 September
Diversions in Fine Music
with Ross Hayes

Bottesini, G. Fantasia on Beatrice di Tenda.
Thomas Martin, db; Anthony Halstead, pf.
The double-bass languishes even more than the viola in the shade of the violin and cello, so opportunities to hear it as a solo instrument are rare. Giovanni Bottesini was a double-bass virtuoso who wrote extensively for his instrument, and this fantasia on Bellini’s opera is a delightful example.

Monday 26 September
Concert Hall

with Stephen Matthews

Beethoven, L. Piano concerto no 3 in C minor, op 37(1804).
Christoph Eschenbach, pf; London SO/Hans Werner Henze.
A real treat for Beethoven lovers. In Beethoven’s piano concerti, his own pianistic brilliance and the growth of his heroic style came together to produce music of unsurpassed grandeur and passion.

Tuesday 27 September
Diversions in Fine Music
with Neil McEwan

Buxtehude, D. Praeludium in E minor, BuxWV142.
Bine Bryndorf, org.
Diderik Buxtehude was known as ‘the Great Dane’ – a moniker that reflected his Danish birth and his stature both as a man – he stood well over six feet tall – and as a musician. So great was his fame that a young JS Bach walked the 400 km from Arnstadt to Lübeck, to hear the great man play and “to comprehend one thing and another about his art”.

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