Ten Pieces, Richard Tognetti. Juan Martin, Jeffrey Siegel, Ksenija Sidorova, Thomas Gould
Suzy Klein is joined by the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Richard Tognetti, Juan Martin and Jeffrey Siegel. Plus Ten Facts: Ten Pieces, focusing on Handel's Zadok the Priest.
Suzy Klein takes In Tune to BBC Studios Maida Vale for the whole week. Live this Friday are the Australian Chamber Orchestra with violinist/conductor Richard Tognetti; Flamenco guitarist Juan Martin is our second Spanish star this week; Latvian accordionist Ksenija Sidorova with violinist Thomas Gould; and pianist Jeffrey Siegel brings a taster of his forthcoming Gershwin and Friends Keyboard Conversations concert at King's Place.
Plus Suzy presents Ten Facts: Ten Pieces, linked to the BBC's ten-pieces project that aims to inspire a generation of children to get creative with classical music. Each day she offers a downloadable feature with ten quirky, entertaining and illuminating facts; today's work is the sine qua non of every British coronation: Handel's Zadok the Priest.
BBC Maida Vale in West London is a historic building, orginally a roller-skating rink that was taken over by the BBC and converted into studios in the 1930s. It has been the home of the BBC Symphony Orchestra since that decade, and also served as the centre of the BBC News operation during World War 2. The legendary Radiophonic Workshop (which composed the Dr Who theme) was based in the building. The Beatles recorded in Studio 5, and Studio 4 is where the Peel Sessions were recorded. Studio 3 was where Bing Crosby recorded his last session, in 1977. Listen out for surprise guests on In Tune this week, as the studios are still abuzz with musicians on a daily basis.