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Stuart Maconie

2 hours
First broadcast:
Saturday 02 March 2013

Writer and broadcaster, and enthusiastic fell walker, Stuart Maconie, introduces a personal selection of music reflecting his interest in music "off the beaten track".

Music Played

12 items
  • Image for Percy Grainger

    Percy Grainger Walking tune vers. for wind quintet

    Performer: Academy of St Martin-In-The-Fields Chamber Ensemble

    Chandos Grainger Edition CHAN9819

  • Image for Maurice Johnstone

    Maurice Johnstone Tarn Hows - a Cumbrian rhapsody

    Conductor: Gavin Sutherland Performer: Royal Ballet Sinfonia

    Resonance CDRSB502

  • Image for Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Ralph Vaughan Williams On Wenlock Edge for tenor, piano and string quartet ad lib. - Bredon Hill

    Performer: Mark Padmore Performer: Schubert Ensemble


  • Image for Gustav Holst

    Gustav Holst Egdon Heath Op.47

    Conductor: Andrew Davis Performer: BBC Symphony Orchestra

    TELDEC 4509 945541-2

  • Image for Judith Weir

    Judith Weir Ardnamurchan Point for 2 pianos

    Performer: Petra Casen Performer: William Howard

    NMC NMCD090

  • Image for Jean Sibelius

    Jean Sibelius Night ride and sunrise Op.55

    Conductor: Simon Rattle Performer: Philharmonia Orchestra

    EMI CDM7641222

  • Image for Einojuhani Rautavaara

    Einojuhani Rautavaara Cantus arcticus (Concerto for birds and orchestra) Op.61 [with taped birdsong] - 3rd movem

    Conductor: Jorma Panula Performer: Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra


  • Image for Claude Debussy

    Claude Debussy Preludes - book 1 - no.5; Les Collines d'Anacapri

    Performer: Krystian Zimerman


  • Image for Claude Debussy

    Claude Debussy Preludes - book 2 - no.5; Bruyeres

    Performer: Krystian Zimerman


  • Image for Alan Hovhaness

    Alan Hovhaness Symphony no. 2 Op.132 (Mysterious mountain) - 1st movement; Andante

    Conductor: Gerard Schwarz Performer: Seattle Symphony Orchestra

    Delos DE3421

  • Image for Sir Arnold Bax

    Sir Arnold Bax Tintagel - symphonic poem

    Conductor: Vernon Handley Performer: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

    Chandos CHAN10122

  • Image for Eric Fenby

    Eric Fenby Rossini on Ilkla Moor - overture

    Conductor: Gavin Sutherland Performer: Royal Ballet Sinfonia

    Resonance CDRSB502



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