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  1. In praise of the lyricists

    Tuesday 12 November 2013, 15:10

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    Where do great lyrics come from? Is it an innate verbal aptitude, something that is prompted by leading an interesting life?

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  2. Young and Welsh in the Sixties

    Tuesday 12 November 2013, 11:47

    Mari Griffith Mari Griffith

    "If you can remember the Sixties, then you weren't really there."

    I can't remember who said that (I tend to forget where I left my car keys these days) but I must challenge the allegation.

    I was there, and despite the inevitable onset of senility, I can still remember the most exciting decade of the...

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. October in Cardiff, part one: Sŵn review

    Friday 1 November 2013, 11:45

    Bethan Elfyn Bethan Elfyn

    What a wonderful month it’s been here in Wales for music. After trotting up mountain and down dale for the summer festivals, it was Cardiff’s turn to shine. The Sŵn festival has become nearly a week-long affair with the Welsh Music Prize gig and award ceremony now tagged on to it.

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. The greatest of great

    Monday 28 October 2013, 13:09

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    My first BBC Radio Wales broadcast was on 15 October 1993. It's astonishing to me that it has been that long.

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  9. Grace Williams, Welsh composer

    Friday 25 October 2013, 11:36

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    Grace Williams was an accomplished, highly skilled musician and composer who managed to catch the heart and soul of Wales in her many compositions. To many students of music she is "the" Welsh composer, particularly in her vocal and later orchestral pieces.

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  10. Sŵn Festival, Cardiff - Day One

    Thursday 24 October 2013, 10:22

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    Eight days of living more life than I do in eight months; tens of bands, some of whom have got my heart beating dangerously fast for a man of such precipitous years; seeing countless friends who fill my heart with happiness and a rare sense of belonging and a whole new team of skilful friends I didn...

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  11. An intro to WOMEX with one of the Seven Samurai

    Wednesday 23 October 2013, 13:10

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    WOMEX, the world music expo, takes place in Cardiff this week. It's the first time the prestigious event has been held in Wales but if you're unfamiliar with it, WOMEX is one of the industry's biggest events in the promotion of world music, which includes Welsh music ranging from traditional and folk...

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  12. 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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  13. Womex comes to Wales

    Thursday 17 October 2013, 12:17

    Bethan Elfyn Bethan Elfyn

    I must admit, Womex is a new festival to me, but I became aware of it two years ago when it was announced that it would be coming to Wales. I've been learning more about it ever since.

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  14. Pioneering folk project results in album launch and tour

    Thursday 10 October 2013, 15:14

    Polly March Polly March

    Ten perfect strangers plucked from hundreds to reinvigorate the Welsh folk genre are to launch an album of their new work.

    The musicians, who hail from a variety of backgrounds, were all selected to take part in the 10 in a Bus project, dreamed up by Wales' folk development agency, Trac, to attempt to...

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  15. Paper Aeroplanes, Telford's Warehouse, Chester

    Wednesday 9 October 2013, 15:04

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    The comparison strikes me partway through their set. Paper Aeroplanes are Wales' Teenage Fanclub.

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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. Cardiff tunes up for unique music festival celebrating all things brass

    Tuesday 8 October 2013, 10:04

    Polly March Polly March

    Even if you've never played a tune on an instrument and sing flatter than a punctured tyre, there’s a new music event taking place in Cardiff this week which could inspire you anew.

    The Arcomis International Brass Event will see several world-class performers descending on the city for a series...

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  19. 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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  20. Music Theatre Wales director Michael McCarthy on the company’s 25th anniversary

    Monday 30 September 2013, 14:39

    Polly March Polly March

    When Michael McCarthy and Michael Rafferty co-founded Music Theatre Wales 25 years ago, it was a gem of an idea, a glimmer of hope that a company producing contemporary opera could one day become a pioneering international force.

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