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Music of Others

Sally Beamish tells Donald Macleod about some of the pieces she has written that are influenced by, or based on, works of other composers, from Bach to Tippett.

Sally Beamish talks to Donald Macleod about some of the pieces she has written that are influenced by, or based on, works of other composers, from Bach to Tippett. Two of today's works take Beethoven or Brahms as a starting point, but incorporate jazz techniques. She discusses her recent decision to learn more about jazz, and how this has affected her composing style.

Song of the Birds
Steven Isserlis (cello)

in dreaming
Fretwork/ Paul Agnew (tenor)

Chamber Concerto for Saxophone Quartet and Strings (movement 1)
Rascher Saxophone Quartet/ Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra/ Robin Engelen (cond)

Opus California (String Quartet No.2)
Emperor String Quartet

Debussy/Beamish Suite pour Violoncelle et Orchestre (movement 5)
Steven Isserlis (cello)/ Tapiola Sinfonietta/ Gábor Takács-Nagy (cond)

Kirschen
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra/ Andrew Manze (cond).

1 hour

Music Played

  • Traditional (folksong)

    The Song of the birds , arr. Sally Beamish for cello solo

    Performer: Steven ISSERLIS - Cello

    • HYPERION.
    • CDA-67541/2.
  • Sally Beamish

    in dreaming for tenor and viols

    Performer: FRETWORK, Paul AGNEW (tenor)

    • VIRGIN CLASSICS.
    • VC-545217-2.
  • Sally Beamish

    Chamber Concerto for Saxophone Quartet and Strings

    Conductor: Robin Engelen Performer: Rascher Saxophone Quartet, Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra

    • BIS.
    • CD-1821.
  • Sally Beamish

    Opus California for string quartet

    Performer: Emperor Quartet

    • BIS.
    • CD-1511.
  • Claude Debussy

    Suite for cello and orchestra, compl. Sally Beamish

    Conductor: Gabor TAKACS-NAGY Performer: TAPIOLA SINFONIETTA, Steven ISSERLIS (cello)

    • BIS.
    • SACD-1782.
  • Sally Beamish

    Kirschen - homage a Brahms for orchestra

    Conductor: Andrew Manze Performer: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

    • BBC Recording.
  • Spain.Traditional

    The Song Of The Birds [catalonia], Arr. Sally Beamish For Cello Solo

    Performer: Steven Isserlis.
    • HYPERION : CDA-67541/2.
    • HYPERION.
    • 13.
  • Spain.Traditional

    The Song Of The Birds [catalonia], Arr. Sally Beamish For Cello Solo

    Performer: Steven Isserlis.
    • HYPERION : CDA-67541/2.
    • HYPERION.
    • 13.
  • Sally Beamish

    In Dreaming For Tenor And Viols

    Ensemble: Fretwork. Singer: Paul Agnew.
    • VIRGIN CLASSICS : VC-545217-2.
    • VIRGIN CLASSICS.
    • 9.
  • Sally Beamish

    In Dreaming For Tenor And Viols

    Ensemble: Fretwork. Singer: Paul Agnew.
    • VIRGIN CLASSICS : VC-545217-2.
    • VIRGIN CLASSICS.
    • 9.
  • Sally Beamish

    Chamber Concerto For Saxophone Quartet And Strings

    Orchestra: Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Robin Engelen. Ensemble: Raschèr Saxophone Quartet.
    • BIS: CD-1821.
    • BIS.
    • 1.
  • Sally Beamish

    Chamber Concerto For Saxophone Quartet And Strings

    Orchestra: Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Robin Engelen. Ensemble: Raschèr Saxophone Quartet.
    • BIS: CD-1821.
    • BIS.
    • 1.
  • Sally Beamish

    Opus California For String Quartet (Based On Beethoven'S String Quartet Op.18 No

    Ensemble: Emperor Quartet.
    • BIS: CD-1511.
    • BIS.
    • 9.
  • Sally Beamish

    Opus California For String Quartet (Based On Beethoven'S String Quartet Op.18 No

    Ensemble: Emperor Quartet.
    • BIS: CD-1511.
    • BIS.
    • 9.
  • Claude Debussy

    Suite For Cello And Orchestra, Compl. Sally Beamish

    Performer: Steven Isserlis. Conductor: Gábor Takács‐Nagy. Orchestra: Tapiola Sinfonietta.
    • BIS : SACD-1782.
    • BIS.
    • 5.
  • Claude Debussy

    Suite For Cello And Orchestra, Compl. Sally Beamish

    Performer: Steven Isserlis. Conductor: Gábor Takács‐Nagy. Orchestra: Tapiola Sinfonietta.
    • BIS : SACD-1782.
    • BIS.
    • 5.
  • Sally Beamish

    Kirschen - Homage A Brahms For Orchestra

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish S O. Conductor: Andrew Manze.
  • Sally Beamish

    Kirschen - Homage A Brahms For Orchestra

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish S O. Conductor: Andrew Manze.

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