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Inside Music with Nicholas Collon

Conductor Nicholas Collon opens up a colourful selection of classical music from the inside - revealing familiar and unfamiliar works in a new light.

A new series in which each week a musician reveals a selection of music - from the inside. Today conductor Nicholas Collon discovers how when Joseph Haydn breaks the rules he produces his most endearing music, and describes just how Maurice Ravel skilfully manages to deconstruct the Viennese Waltz.
His choices range from an emotionally pivotal moment in Bach's B minor Mass, to a piano piece on which he had a teenage crush, plus a madcap movement by John Adams played by Nicholas's own Aurora Orchestra.

At 2 o'clock Nicholas reveals his Must Listen piece - a rarity from 1871 that he'd like to introduce to everyone.

A Tandem Production for BBC Radio 3.

1 hour, 58 minutes

Music Played

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Don Giovanni - end of Act 1 finale

    Conductor: Teodor Currentzis. Ensemble: Music Aeterna.
    • SONY.
  • Karol Szymanowski

    Etude Op.4 No.3 - Andante in modo d'una canzone (con dolore)

    Performer: Dennis Lee.
    • HELIOS.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Brandenburg Concerto No.3

    Director: Trevor Pinnock. Ensemble: The English Concert.
    • ARCHIV.
  • Richard Wagner

    Die Meistersinger - Prelude

    Conductor: Georg Solti. Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
    • DECCA.
  • Jean‐Baptiste Lully

    Alceste 1674 - Loure pour les pecheurs

    Director: Jordi Savall. Orchestra: Le Concert des Nations.
    • L'Orchestre du Roi Soleil.
    • ALIA VOX.
    • 22.
  • Maurice Ravel

    La valse

    Orchestra: Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Yannick Nézet‐Séguin.
    • WARNER.
  • Charles Wood

    Hail gladdening light

    Choir: Choir of Clare College, Cambridge. Director: Timothy Brown.
    • Light of the Spirit.
    • 10.
  • Marie Jaëll

    Feuillet d'Album (1871)

    Performer: Cora Irson.
    • Querstand.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony 92 ('Oxford') - 2nd movement 'Adagio'

    Conductor: René Jacobs. Orchestra: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Waltzes for piano duet Op.39 - No.6 in C sharp major

    Performer: Nadia Boulanger. Performer: Dinu Lipatti.
    • EMI.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Waltzes for piano duet Op.39 - No.10 in G major

    Performer: Dinu Lipatti. Performer: Nadia Boulanger.
    • EMI.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Waltzes for piano duet Op.39 - No.14 in G sharp minor

    Performer: Dinu Lipatti. Performer: Nadia Boulanger.
    • EMI.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Waltzes for piano duet Op.39 - No.15 in A flat major

    Performer: Dinu Lipatti. Performer: Nadia Boulanger.
    • EMI.
  • Richard Strauss

    Capriccio Op.85 - last scene

    Conductor: Karl Böhm. Singer: Gundula Janowitz. Singer: Dietrich Fischer‐Dieskau. Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra.
    • DG.
  • Hoyt S. Curtin


    Performer: Jacob Collier. Music Arranger: Jacob Collier.
    • In my room.
    • MEMBRAN.
    • 9.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Piano quartet in C minor Op.15 - Adagio

    Performer: Isaac Stern. Performer: Jamie Laredo. Performer: Yo‐Yo Ma. Performer: Emanuel Ax.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Mass in B minor - Confiteor and Et expecto

    Ensemble: Dunedin Consort and Players. Director: John Butt.
    • LYNN.
  • John Adams

    Chamber Symphony - 3rd movement finale 'Roadrunner'

    Conductor: Nicholas Collon. Orchestra: Aurora Orchestra.
    • Roadtrip.
    • 4.
  • Traditional

    The Twa Corbies

    Performer: Christopher Glynn. Music Arranger: Percy Grainger. Singer: Claire Booth.
    • AVIE.


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