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Judith Weir (b 1954)

Part Four

Thursday 10 June 2004 0:00-1:00 (Radio 3)

Among the works of composer Judith Weir are several references to appearance and disappearance, the present and the absent - to the vanishing of things, of things sometimes being - well, not quite what they seem.

Today Donald Macleod is joined by Weir to discuss some of these aspects of her work, and to explain the rather alarming image of a horse tucking in to a violin.


1 hour


Don't let that horse eat that violin
Jane Manning (soprano)
Roger Montgomery (French horn)

Music untangled
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Grant Llewelyn (conductor)

The Vanishing Bridegroom
Mother ....... Virginia Kerr (soprano)
The Three Women ......... Elaine MacKillop, Margaret Izatt, Fiona Hebenton
Orchestra of Scottish Opera
Justin Brown (conductor)

Moon and Star
BBC Symphony Orchestra
BBC Singers
Andrew Davis (conductor)

Blond Eckbert (excerpt)
Berthe: Anne-Marie Owens (mezzo)
Blond Eckbert: Nicholas Folwell (baritone)
Walther: Chistopher Ventris (tenor)
Orchestra and Chorus of ENO
Sian Edwards (conductor)

Ardamurchan Point
Petra Casen and William Howard (pianos)


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