Tagged with: Classical music

111 posts about Classical music on this blog

  1. Hidden Kingdoms: matching the music to the pictures

    Thursday 16 January 2014, 16:36

    Jake Jackson Jake Jackson

    For the new BBC One series Hidden Kingdoms, made by the BBC’s Natural History Unit in Bristol, the team turned to composer Ben Foster and BBC National Orchestra of Wales to provide the soundtrack for this innovative new series. Jake Jackson, recording and mix engineer, explains the process.

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  2. Happy New Year!

    Tuesday 14 January 2014, 09:42

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    Happy New Year, dear reader, I hope you had a very restful festive break.

    This year, my Christmas break was slightly more restful than usual. When I go home to Ireland, I normally take my viola with me, and, like a very good girl, do a little bit of ‘maintenance’ practice.

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  3. Jun Märkl returns to BBC National Orchestra of Wales

    Thursday 19 December 2013, 12:02

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    This Friday afternoon we will give our last afternoon concert from BBC Hoddinott Hall for 2013. For those of you who followed the 2013 Cardiff Singer of the World competition, our conductor on this occasion will be a familiar name – Jun Märkl.

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  4. Christmas concerts!

    Monday 16 December 2013, 16:59

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    Those who have followed this blog for some time will know that I love Christmas. Not only do I have a Christmas jumper (it has Rudolph on it), but I also have a Christmas themed thermal top - which is much cooler than it sounds.

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  5. The recording marathon continues...

    Monday 16 December 2013, 14:46

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    As I mentioned last week, we here at BBC NOW HQ are in the midst of a recording session marathon. Last week was the glitzy TV stuff (more Atlantis, and the Doctor Who Christmas special), and this week we have been recording for both Radio 3, and also for commercial release.

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  6. The BBC National Orchestra of Wales Recording Marathon

    Monday 9 December 2013, 14:50

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    This week saw the beginning of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales Recording Marathon. That's not actually an official thing, I made it up. It should be a real thing.

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  7. And now for some string music

    Tuesday 19 November 2013, 12:33

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    We have now reached the penultimate instalment of our Americana series.

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  8. BBC NOW in concert with Tasmin Little

    Friday 15 November 2013, 17:03

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    Tonight sees us back in St David's Hall where we will be joined by violinist Tasmin Little in a performance of Szymanowski's Violin Concerto No 2.

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  9. Tchaikovsky's Sixth Symphony

    Friday 8 November 2013, 14:10

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    Tchaikovsky's Sixth Symphony was the first full symphonic work I ever played. A baptism by fire, undoubtedly, but what a way to start! It is still one of my favourite works today, both to listen to and play.

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  10. Our mid and north Wales tour approaches

    Thursday 7 November 2013, 15:23

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    As the evenings draw in and autumn gradually gives way to winter, preparation for the BBC National Orchestra of Wales' mid and north Wales tour is well underway.

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  11. Requiems

    Tuesday 29 October 2013, 16:56

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    In just a few weeks' time, you will be able to watch us on BBC Four in Requiem.

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  12. The new Swansea season

    Tuesday 29 October 2013, 10:06

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    The BBC National Orchestra of Wales' 2013/2014 Cardiff season is now well underway. We have enjoyed a wide variety of music, from film favourites to a blistering Shostakovich with principal conductor Thomas Søndergård, from mad brass music to an eye-watering amount of recorded music.

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  13. A second helping of Americana

    Friday 18 October 2013, 10:24

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    This week sees the second instalment of our Americana series, in which we are exploring lesser-known works by often neglected composers from the United States.

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  14. We've been invaded!

    Wednesday 9 October 2013, 13:19

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    It feels like the entire brass playing population of Britain and further afield has descended upon Cardiff.

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  15. A packet of paracetamol, a bath of ibuprofen gel and a gallon of salty water please

    Tuesday 8 October 2013, 15:19

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    Anyone who has been within earshot of me during the last week will know that I have been having a bit of a rough time. I've not necessarily borne my sufferings in silence.

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  16. It makes me feel as though something bad is going to happen

    Friday 4 October 2013, 17:32

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    We have now performed quite a bit of Shostakovich with our principal conductor, Thomas Sondergard, and it has been great to learn this symphony with him over this week.

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  17. North Wales International Music Festival 2013

    Friday 27 September 2013, 16:38

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    This weekend sees the BBC National Orchestra of Wales make its first 2013/14 season journey north, for concerts at St Asaph Cathedral, and also in Newtown.

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  18. Composition: Wales

    Thursday 26 September 2013, 10:40

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    December will wear around fast enough, making this an apt time to remind aspiring composers that the Composition: Wales deadline will soon be here.

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  19. First slice of Americana

    Monday 23 September 2013, 17:34

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    This year I was privileged to hear the American Escher Quartet's recital at the Gregynog Festival.

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  20. Americana!

    Monday 16 September 2013, 17:27

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    This season, between September to December, we will be embarking upon a new study entitled Americana.

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