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Donald Macleod presents McCabe playing his own Study No 7, and discussing his time growing up in Liverpool and working with the Halle under John Barbirolli.

Donald Macleod meets British composer, pianist, writer and critic John McCabe, who performs in the studio and discusses his life at the age of 70.

McCabe plays his own recent Study No 7 (Snowfall in Winter), introduces a Merseybeat-influenced work for recorder and strings, and discusses his early years growing up in Liverpool and working with John Barbirolli's great Halle orchestra.

Study No 7 (Evening Harmonies: Hommage a Dukas, 2000)
John McCabe (piano)
SPECIALLY RECORDED

Variations on A Theme of Karl Amadeus Hartmann (1964)
Halle Orchestra
James Loughran (conductor)
EMI CDM7631762, Trs 13-19

Domestic Life (1969/2000)
John Turner (recorder)
Royal Ballet Sinfonia
Gavin Sutherland (conductor)
WHITE LINE CD WHL 2143, Tr 6

Concerto Funebre (1962)
Sarah-Jane Bradley (viola)
Orchestra Nova
George Vass (conductor)
DUTTON CDLX 7186, Tr 3.

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Mon 25 May 2009 22:00

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