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Trevor Cox

Trevor Cox, professor of acoustics at Salford University, selects his favourite pieces of music, including works by Wagner, Bach, Debussy and Liszt.

Trevor Cox, Professor of Acoustics at Salford University, became an acoustic engineer because it combines his twin passions for science and music. Whilst studying science at school he took up the clarinet and was inspired by the playing of Emma Johnson when she won the Young Musician of the Year. He is fascinated by the effect that the acoustics of different concert venues have on the sound of music, and his choice of music in the programme reflects this. With music by Wagner, Bach, Debussy and Liszt.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Richard Wagner

    Siegfried's Funeral March from Act III of Götterdämmerung

    Conductor: Daniel Barenboim. Orchestra: Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele.
    • Teldec.
  • Johann Strauss II

    The Blue Danube

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic. Conductor: Herbert von Karajan.
    • Rhino.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Toccata & Fugue in D minor BWV 565

    Performer: E. Power Biggs.
    • Sony.
  • Bernhard Crusell

    Clarinet concerto No.1 in E-flat major, Op.1

    Performer: Emma Johnson. Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Gerard Schwarz.
    • ASV.
  • Claude Debussy


    Performer: John Harle.
    • Hannibal.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Alla Hornpipe from Water Music Suite II in D major

    Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Neville Marriner.
    • Hanssler Classic.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    B Minor Mass: Cum Sancto Spiritu

    Singer: Ruth Holton. Singer: Christoph Genz. Conductor: Georg Christoph Biller. Singer: Matthias Rexroth. Orchestra: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. Choir: Thomanerchor Leipzig. Singer: Klaus Mertens.
    • Philips.
  • Edward Elgar

    Second Movement from Violin Concerto in B minor, Op 61

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Performer: Yehudi Menuhin. Conductor: Adrian Boult.
    • BBC Legends.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    First Movement from Symphony no. 7

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Carlos Kleiber.
    • DG.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Audi Ceolum from Vespers of the Blessed Virgin

    Performer: English Baroque Soloists. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner. Performer: His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts. Choir: Monteverdi Choir.
    • Archiv.
  • Franz Liszt

    Piano Concerto No.2 in A

    Conductor: Seiji Ozawa. Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra. Performer: Krystian Zimerman.
    • DG.
  • Zequinha de Abreu

    Tico Tico no Fubá

    Performer: Venezuelan Brass Ensemble.