653 posts about Music on this blog
Wednesday 23 July 2014, 12:27
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...
Thursday 10 July 2014, 14:37
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.
Wednesday 9 July 2014, 15:29
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.
Tuesday 1 July 2014, 15:33
Bethan Elfyn on how The Joy Formidable have gone back to their Welsh roots with their latest project.
Monday 23 June 2014, 13:59
Thursday 19 June 2014, 08:59
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.
Wednesday 18 June 2014, 09:34
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.
Thursday 12 June 2014, 13:47
The Twelfth Doctor, Peter Capaldi pops by as the BBC National Orchestra of Wales record the soundtrack to the new series.
Friday 30 May 2014, 08:50
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.
Thursday 29 May 2014, 09:16
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'.
Thursday 29 May 2014, 08:26
On Thursday the Orchestra will be on the road again, this time to perform at the St Davids Cathedral Festival in Pembrokeshire.
Wednesday 28 May 2014, 13:41
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...
Wednesday 21 May 2014, 13:41
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.
Thursday 8 May 2014, 15:36
Composed between 1811 and 1812, Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony received its premiere in 1813 at a benefit concert in Vienna for injured soldiers.
Friday 2 May 2014, 14:40
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.
Friday 2 May 2014, 11:28
Adam Walton enthuses about Gabrielle Murphy, one of the artists chosen as part of the Horizons new music initiative.
Friday 25 April 2014, 14:59
Tuesday 22 April 2014, 11:33
Adam Walton previews the Focus Wales festival taking place in Wrexham on 23 to 26 April 2014
Thursday 3 April 2014, 14:42
Laura Sinnerton describes the process of spending three days recording Sibelius’ Symphonies 2 and 7 with Principal Conductor Thomas Søndergård.
Monday 24 March 2014, 10:57
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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