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Tavener - The Protecting Veil

1 hour, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 01 June 2008

Charles Hazlewood and Matthew Barley are joined by the BBC Philharmonic and cellist Josephine Knight to explore John Tavener's seminal work The Protecting Veil, a piece which Tavener describes as trying to 'capture some of the almost cosmic power of the Mother of God'.

The programme also looks at a BBC Philharmonic learning project focusing on The Protecting Veil, which was run alongside Discovering Music at the University of Salford.

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    John Tavener The Protecting veil for cello and string orchestra

    Performers: BBC Philharmonic, Josephine Knight (cello)


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