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653 posts about Music on this blog

  1. BBC NOW at the Proms

    Wednesday 23 July 2014, 12:27

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    It's difficult to believe that a whole year has passed and that the BBC Proms season is upon us once more. I'm very excited for this year's festival as we have four really fabulous programmes to perform. I have my favourite concert dresses in the dry cleaners getting nicely freshened up, and have been...

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  2. Charlotte Church: In Her Own Voice

    Thursday 10 July 2014, 14:37

    Matthew Tune Matthew Tune

    I met Charlotte in Cardiff's Chapter Arts Centre one afternoon in late February to have an initial discussion about making the documentary. Charlotte was putting on two big gigs, which were to be inspired by her love of physics and would form the narrative of our documentary.

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  3. Kicking off the summer festival season

    Wednesday 9 July 2014, 15:29

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    I think it says a great deal about the commitment of the British people that we have such a wonderful variety of arts festivals happening around the country, even in challenging financial times.

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  4. The Joy Formidable: Back to their roots

    Tuesday 1 July 2014, 15:33

    Bethan Elfyn Bethan Elfyn

    Bethan Elfyn on how The Joy Formidable have gone back to their Welsh roots with their latest project.

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  5. Welsh Singers Final, and a trip to Aberystwyth

    Monday 23 June 2014, 13:59

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    With the Cardiff and Swansea seasons brought to successful closes, you might think there would be a bit of a let up at BBC National Orchestra of Wales HQ prior to the onslaught of the Proms.

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  6. Swansea season finale

    Thursday 19 June 2014, 08:59

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    It is hard to believe that our sojourn in the Grand Theatre, Swansea is drawing to a close. With only one concert left in the venue, on Friday evening, the 2014/2015 season will see us resume our regular residency at the Brangwyn Hall.

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  7. Music at the heart of the BBC

    Wednesday 18 June 2014, 09:34

    Bethan Elfyn Bethan Elfyn

    As Tony Hall, the Director-General of the BBC, launched and set out his vision for BBC Music, which includes so many new ideas and a wonderful celebration of live music, here at BBC Wales we're at the heart of new music initiatives too with the brand new launch of our 'Summer of Music' campaign.

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  8. Recording the new Doctor Who soundtrack

    Thursday 12 June 2014, 13:47

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    The Twelfth Doctor, Peter Capaldi pops by as the BBC National Orchestra of Wales record the soundtrack to the new series.

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  9. Dylan Thomas: The Rock 'n' Roll Poet

    Friday 30 May 2014, 08:50

    Bethan Elfyn Bethan Elfyn

    So the year of the poet is well underway, and I recently had the pleasure of hosting a radio show from Laugharne Castle for Laugharne Live, the first part of the BBC's special celebration of Dylan Thomas.

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  10. The Wild Eyes and White Noise Sound at Telford's Warehouse, Chester

    Thursday 29 May 2014, 09:16

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    If you listen to 'new' music, there are odd, discombobulating moments when it sounds exactly like you’ve tumbled through a wormhole back to 1968. Psychedelia is everywhere, so perhaps that should have been 'wyrmhole'.

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  11. BBC NOW at St Davids Festival

    Thursday 29 May 2014, 08:26

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    On Thursday the Orchestra will be on the road again, this time to perform at the St Davids Cathedral Festival in Pembrokeshire.

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  12. Horizons: The story so far

    Wednesday 28 May 2014, 13:41

    Bethan Elfyn Bethan Elfyn

    I've always loved Retro. I'm at Hay Festival in a custom built American Airstream, converted into a radio studio. You can hear the choruses of 'wow' from people walking past. We're here at Hay, causing serious congestion on the walkways with a small music stage, and live radio platform as part of the...

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  13. Our concerts at the Vale of Glamorgan Festival

    Wednesday 21 May 2014, 13:41

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    It is a beautiful Sunday morning in Cardiff Bay, and I am drinking my first (OK, third) coffee of the morning and reflecting on this year's Vale of Glamorgan Festival.

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  14. Beethoven and The King's Speech

    Thursday 8 May 2014, 15:36

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    Composed between 1811 and 1812, Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony received its premiere in 1813 at a benefit concert in Vienna for injured soldiers.

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  15. In memorium Dylan Thomas

    Friday 2 May 2014, 14:40

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    Unless you've been living under a rock for the last few months, you can't have failed to notice that there's a lot going on at the BBC and around Wales regarding Dylan Thomas. 2014 marks the centenary of Thomas' birth, and the year that I have finally got around to discovering his work.

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  16. Track of the week: Gabrielle Murphy

    Friday 2 May 2014, 11:28

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    Adam Walton enthuses about Gabrielle Murphy, one of the artists chosen as part of the Horizons new music initiative.

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  17. Setting off The Alarm with Mike Peters

    Friday 25 April 2014, 14:59

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    you can imagine my delight when, as part of BBC Radio Wales Day 2014, theorchestra was afforded the opportunity to be involved in an evening with Mike Peters of The Alarm

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  18. FOCUS Wales festival preview

    Tuesday 22 April 2014, 11:33

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    Adam Walton previews the Focus Wales festival taking place in Wrexham on 23 to 26 April 2014

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  19. Recording Sibelius with Thomas Søndergård

    Thursday 3 April 2014, 14:42

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    Laura Sinnerton describes the process of spending three days recording Sibelius’ Symphonies 2 and 7 with Principal Conductor Thomas Søndergård.

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  20. Six Nations rugby, Bartók and the common cold

    Monday 24 March 2014, 10:57

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    Something that is always discussed with much enthusiasm in the orchestra is rugby. With so many different backgrounds represented in our ranks, there is a lot of friendly banter and cajoling especially around tournaments like the Six Nations.

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