Sally Beamish discusses her earliest commissions, as well as how moving to Scotland and motherhood influenced her in becoming a composer.
This week Donald Macleod visits Sally Beamish in her home near Loch Lomond, to talk to her about her work. Sally has been composing since she was a child but only set out on the path of professional composer after moving to Scotland in 1990, having already established a successful career as a viola player. Today she discusses her earliest commissions and how moving to Scotland, and motherhood, influenced her decision to become a composer.
No, I'm Not Afraid - Six poems by Irina Ratushinskaya
Geoffrey Cox (oboe)/ Swedish Chamber Orchestra / Ola Rudner (cond) / Sally Beamish (narrator)
Mary Wiegold (soprano)/ The Composers Ensemble/ Dominic Muldowney (cond)
Royal Scottish National Orchestra/ Martyn Brabbins (cond).
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