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2 hours
First broadcast:
Sunday 11 April 2010

Iain Burnside looks at how technology and innovation from widely different branches of knowledge have influenced music and performance over the centuries. With examples by Bach, Beethoven, Ravel and Shostakovich.

Music Played

15 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Steve Reich

    Steve Reich Electric Counterpoint

    Performer: Joby Burgess (xylosynth)

    Signum SIGCD143

  • Image for Joseph Haydn

    Joseph Haydn "Der Dudelsack" from Flotenuhr 1772

    Performer: Hans-Ola Ericsson (organ)

    BIS 609

  • Image for Joseph Haydn

    Joseph Haydn "Der Wachtelschlag" from Flotenuhr 1792

    Performer: Hans-Ola Ericsson (organ)

    BIS 609

  • Image for Joseph Haydn

    Joseph Haydn "Der Kaffeeklatsch" from Flotenuhr 1772

    Performer: Hans-Ola Ericsson (organ)

    BIS 609

  • Image for Ludwig van Beethoven

    Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata in B flat Major, Op 106, "Hammerklavier", 1st movement

    Performer: Daniel Barenboim (piano)

    DG 429 485-2

  • Image for Maurice Ravel

    Maurice Ravel Tzigane (1924)

    Performers: Daniel Hope (violin), Sebastian Knauer (piano luthéal)

    Warner 2564613292

  • Image for Richard Wagner

    Richard Wagner Richard Wagner - "Mein lieber Schwann!" from Lohengrin

    Performers: Lauritz Melchior (tenor), Astrid Varnay (soprano), Choir and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, Erich Leinsdorf (conductor)

    Naxos 811023537, cd3 track11

  • Image for Mitchell Davis

    Mitchell Davis You are my Sunshine

    Performer: Bing Crosby (vocals)

    MCA DMCL1607

  • Image for Mercer

    Mercer I'm an old cowhand from the Rio Grande

    Performer: Bing Crosby (vocals)

    MCA DMCL1607

  • Image for Alexander Konstantinovich Glazunov

    Alexander Konstantinovich Glazunov Saxophone Concerto Op 109

    Performers: Lev Mikhailov (saxophone), USSR Radio Symphony Orchestra, Alexander Korneiev (conductor)

    Melodiya OCD 165

  • Image for Dmitri Shostakovich

    Dmitri Shostakovich Podrugi "The Girlfriends" Op 41a: The girls leave for war, The girls attend to the wounded

    Performers: Celia Sheen (theremin), Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mark Fitz-Gerald (conductor)

    Naxos 8572138

  • Image for Johann Sebastian Bach

    Johann Sebastian Bach from Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - Variation 3, Canon at the unison, The Hot Six Variatio

    Arranger: Uri Caine Performer: Uri Caine Ensemble

    Winter & Winter 910 054-2

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    Duke/Harburg April in Paris

    Performer: Joe Pass (guitar)

    Pablo CD23109642

  • Image for Johann Nepomuk Hummel

    Johann Nepomuk Hummel Concerto a Trombe Principale (Trumpet Concerto in E major)

    Performers: Alison Balsom (trumpet), Die Deutsche Philharmonie Bremen

    EMI 2162130

  • Image for Conlon Nancarrow

    Conlon Nancarrow Toccata (1935)

    Arranger: Yvar Mischakoff Performers: Ensemble Modern, Ingo Metzmacher (conductor)

    RCA 09026611802


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