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Judith Weir (b 1954)

Part Two

Tuesday 8 June 2004 0:00-1:00 (Radio 3)

Judith Weir has made fruitful use of folk music but, as is typical of composers who have drawn successfully from this source, in a strikingly unique and idiomatic way. Today, in conversation with Judith Weir, Donald Macleod looks at some of the examples of folk music - and folk lore - that turn up in the composer's work.

Duration:

1 hour

Playlist:

A Blue True Dream of Sky
BBC Singers/Dominic Wheeler (conductor)

El Rey de Francia
The Schubert Ensemble

Songs from the Exotic (on the rocks)
1. Sevadlino, my little one
2. In the lovely village of Nevesinje

Tapestry: Sandra Lissenden (soprano)
Andrew Sparling (clarinet)
Katharine Durran (piano)

Piano Quartet
The Schubert Ensemble

Songs from the Exotic (on the rocks)
3. The Romance of Count Arnaldos;
4. The Song of a girl ravished away by the fairies in South Uist

Tapestry
Sandra Lissenden (soprano)
Andrew Sparling (clarinet)
Katharine Durran (piano)

String Quartet
The Yggdrasil Quartet of Aberdeen

(Repeat)




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