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658 posts about Music on this blog

  1. Paul Wittgenstein: The man behind Ravel’s Concerto for the Left Hand

    Friday 19 September 2014, 10:49

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    Laura Sinnerton details the incredible life of Paul Wittgenstein, the one-handed pianist who commissioned Ravel's Concerto for the Left Hand.

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  2. Flying insects, clothes pegs and frozen fingers

    Thursday 4 September 2014, 10:35

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    With the summer nights fading fast, the Proms season is coming to its close for 2014. This year, we are returning to lovely Singleton Park in Swansea for Proms in the Park and I am really excited that we will be joined by Welsh bass-baritone legend Bryn Terfel. I think he is one of the real greats of...

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  3. Time for a new hairdo

    Thursday 21 August 2014, 08:09

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    BBC NOW's Laura Sinnerton explains the process of visiting a luthier and getting her viola rehaired. 

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  4. Is this the most exhausting work a violist can play?

    Monday 11 August 2014, 10:20

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    BBC NOW's Laura Sinnerton explains what it's like for the viola section of the orhestra to play Carl Nielsen's Fifth Symphony.

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  5. William Mathias: A long overdue premiere

    Tuesday 5 August 2014, 13:21

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    Laura Sinnerton looks ahead to the BBC National Orchestra of Wales' debut performance of Mathias’ Violin Concerto at the BBC Proms.

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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