A contrabassoonist's perspective on music with Margaret Cookhorn
Contrabassoonist Margaret Cookhorn opens up a colourful selection of classical music from the inside - revealing familiar and unfamiliar works in a new light.
Today, bassoonist and principal contrabassoonist of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Margaret Cookhorn shares her excitement about a rare experience - playing the contrabassoon in chamber music by Mozart. She also analyses how Richard Strauss brings exotic flavours to the orchestra in his take on Salome's Dance of the Seven Veils, and explains her fascination for patterns in the music of Benjamin Britten. Margaret's choices range from a miniature by Elgar played by violinist Nigel Kennedy to part of Messiaen's massive Turangalila Symphony, plus vocal acrobatics from Ella Fitzgerald and Bobby McFerrin.
At 2 o'clock Margaret introduces her Must Listen piece - something she thinks everyone should hear at least once in their life - as she says: "it contains one of the most exciting and rhythmic endings to a symphony ever written".
A series in which each week a musician reveals a selection of music - from the inside.
A Tandem Production for BBC Radio 3.
George Frideric Handel
La Rejouissance (Music for the Royal Fireworks)Ensemble: King's Consort. Director: Robert King.
Taras Bulba - 1st movement The Death of AndreiOrchestra: Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Mackerras.
Sonatine for PianoPerformer: Martha Argerich.
Symphony no.4 - 3rd movement LargoOrchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Romance - Adagio - 5th Movement - 'Gran Partita' Serenade no.10 in B flatEnsemble: Bläserensemble Sabine Meyer.
- WARNER CLASSICS.
Salome's Dance of the seven veils from Salome op.54Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Andris Nelsons.
Thinkin' About Your Body
- BLUE NOTE.
Symphony 5 in B flat op.100 - Allegro giocoso (Finale)Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
Serenade for Tenor, Horn & Strings - V.DirgePerformer: Dennis Brain. Singer: Peter Pears. Conductor: Benjamin Britten.
Concerto Romanescu - Finale Molto VivaceOrchestra: Los Angeles Philharmonic. Conductor: Esa‐Pekka Salonen.
Rejoice in the Lamb - 1st movement - Rejoice in God, O ye TonguesChoir: Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge. Director: Christopher Robinson.
Ludwig van Beethoven
Egmont Overture op.84Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
Mot d'amour op.13Performer: Nigel Kennedy. Performer: Peter Pettinger.
Turungalila - Symphony - 5th movement 'Joie du sang des etoiles'Performer: Peter Donohoe. Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
Fascinating RhythmPerformer: Ella Fitzgerald.
Lieutenant Kije - The Wedding of Kije & TroikaPerformer: Adolph Herseth. Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
Wedding Chorus (One Day - original soundtrack)
- Island Records.
- Sat 12 May 2018 13:00
- Sat 1 Dec 2018 13:00