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The music of our time

1 hour, 55 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 12 December 2010

It's hard to make it as a classical composer in the 21st century. Conductor Stephane Deneve, music critic Ken Walton, and composer funder Ed Armitage listen to some of the latest compositions; talk to Jamie about the issues facing new music; and ask who the great names of the future might be.

Music Played

11 items
  • Image for Sir Harrison Birtwistle

    Sir Harrison Birtwistle Panic

    Artist: John Harle Artist: BBC Symphony Orchestra Artist: Andrew Davis

  • Image for Igor Stravinsky

    Igor Stravinsky Rite of Spring

    Artist: Seattle Symphony Artist: Gerard Schwarz

  • Image for Hauschka

    Hauschka Snow

    Artist: Hauschka

  • Image for James Dillon

    James Dillon The Book of Elements [extract]

    Artist: Noriko Kawai

  • Image for Guillaume Connesson

    Guillaume Connesson Une Lueur Dand L'age Sombre, 1st Movement

    Artist: Rsno Artist: Stephane Deneve

  • Image for Guillaume Connesson

    Guillaume Connesson Une Lueur Dans L'age Sombre, 3rd Movement

    Artist: Rsno Artist: Stephane Deneve

  • Image for Nigel Osborne

    Nigel Osborne The Piano Tuner

    Artist: Fidelio Piano Trio

  • Image for Paul Mealor

    Paul Mealor Now Sleeps The Crimson Petal

    Artist: Edinburgh University Chamber Choir Artist: University of Aberdeen Chamber Choir Artist: University of St. Andrew’s Chamber Choir Artist: Thistle Brass Artist: Tom Wilkinson Artist: Michael Bawtree

  • Image for James MacMillan

    James MacMillan They Saw The Stone Had Been Rolled Away

    Artist: Scottish Chamber Orchestra Artist: Joseph Swensen

  • Image for Julien Roh

    Julien Roh The Night Before Christmas

    Artist: Ensemble de Cuivres Artist: Jean-Francois Bobillier

  • Image for Edward McGuire

    Edward McGuire Caprice

    Artist: Dominic Saunders Artist: Nancy Ruffer


Video Session: The Edinburgh Quartet

The Edinburgh Quartet - Tchaikovsky Quartet No 1, andante cantabile (2nd movementt)

Scotland's top string quartet on top form, filmed in Studio One

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