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Playing: Moments Musicaux, Op. 94, D 780 - 1. Moderato by Franz Peter Schubert
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Stuart Maconie heralds in the New Year with a personal selection of music inspired by the idea of the fanfare, from Alessandro Scarlatti to Aaron Copland.

A fanfare is described as something musically ostentatious; or a short flourish for brass instruments; or a piece of music used to herald an event. With this in mind Stuart Maconie looks at how this has prompted composers to produce a range of engaging and varied music.

2 hours

Last on

Sat 4 Jan 2014 14:00
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