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Judith Weir (b 1954)

Part One

Monday 7 June 2004 0:00-1:00 (Radio 3)

Donald Macleod spends this week in the company of Judith Weir, one of Britain's leading contemporary composers and of whom the Independent said: 'Judith Weir has brought new hope to those who thought modern music could never be tuneful and original'.

Her music is finely-crafted, kaleidoscopic, quirky, and utterly unique; and today the series begins with some hallmark Weir works, including two recent successes from last year's Proms.

Duration:

1 hour

Playlist:

Arise arise!
The Schubert Ensemble

Airs from another Planet: traditional music from outer space
Lontano
Odaline de la Martinez (conductor)

Voice of Desire
Alice Coote (mezzo-soprano)
Julius Drake (piano)

The Welcome Arrival of Rain
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Ilan Volkov (conductor)

A Night at the Chinese Opera (excerpt)
Timothy Robinson (tenor) - the night Watchman
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Andrew Parrott (conductor)

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