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Episode 5

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Friday 02 November 2012

It's fitting that such a fiercely independent, free-thinking musical mind should compose for one of the strangest instruments of the 20th century - the early electronic instrument, the Ondes Martenot. Donald Macleod introduces Koechlin's "Towards The Sun" for solo Ondes - a work that both showcases the instrument's eerie, ethereal sound, and seems to capture the composer's own otherworldly temperament. He ends the week with two attractive late chamber works, plus the composer's last significant work for orchestra, "The Burning Bush".

Music Played

5 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Christine Simonin
    00:00

    Christine Simonin Vers Le Soleil (Towards The Sun): Sept Monodies for Ondes Martenot, Op.174

    Performer: Christine SIMONIN - Ondes Martenot

    ACCORD 201232, 20

  • Image for Christine Simonin
    00:09

    Christine Simonin, Lajos Lencés and Soloists of the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra Sonatine for Oboe D Amore, with flute, clarinet, harp and string sextet, Op.194,

    Performer: Lajos Lences - Oboe Performer: Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra

    AUDITE 974127, 2

  • Image for Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra
    00:23

    Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, Lajos Lencés, Heinz Holliger and Soloists of the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra Le Buisson Ardent (The Burning Bush, symphonic poem after an episode in Romain Rolland's J

    Performer: South German Radio Symphony Orchestra Performer:Heinz Holliger - Conductor

    AUDITE 974127, 10

  • Image for Montreal Chamber Players
    00:37

    Montreal Chamber Players Quintet no.2, for flute, violin, viola, cello and harp, Op.

    Performer: Montreal Chamber Players

    ATMA ACD22356, 11

  • Image for Christine Simonin
    00:55

    Christine Simonin and Daniel Cholette L Album De Lilian, Op.149, no.6

    Performer: Christine SIMONIN - Ondes Martenot Performer:Danielle CHOLETTE - Piano

    ACCORD 201232, 15

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