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Inside Music with Katherine Bryan

Flautist Katherine Bryan opens up a colourful selection of classical music from the inside, revealing familiar and unfamiliar works in a new light.

A series in which each week a musician reveals a selection of music - from the inside. Today flautist Katherine Bryan chooses works that she knows intimately, including a scene from Aladdin by Nielsen that features four orchestras playing at once, and a wind quintet where the performers have to speak as well as play. Katherine also exposes the challenges for the flute player in making the opening solo of Debussy's Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune sound effortless.

At 2 o'clock Katherine shares her Must Listen piece. It's a work by a French composer, introduced to her by a French conductor, but she believes its glowing orchestral colours and gritty nature makes it sound far more Russian than French.

A Tandem Production for BBC Radio 3.

1 hour, 58 minutes

Music Played

  • Claude Debussy

    Prelude a l'apres midi d'un faune

    Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: Stéphane Denève.
    • Chandos.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Piano Concerto No.1 last movement

    Performer: Howard Shelley. Ensemble: London Mozart Players.
    • Chandos.
  • Michel Blavet

    Sonata No.2 'La vibray'

    Performer: Rachel Brown. Performer: Mark Caudle. Performer: James Johnstone.
    • Chandos.
  • Carl Nielsen

    Aladdin - The Marketplace in Ispahan

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Paavo Järvi.
    • SIGNUM.
  • Wynton Marsalis

    Abyssinian Mass - Recessional 'The Glory Train'

    Performer: Wynton Marsalis. Orchestra: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Conductor: Damien Sneed. Choir: Chorale Le Chateau.
    • Blue Engine Records.
  • Christopher Rouse

    Flute Concerto 3rd Movement - Elegia

    Performer: Katherine Bryan. Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: Jac van Steen.
    • Linn.
  • Albert Roussel

    Bacchus and Ariane - last 3 movements

    Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: Stéphane Denève.
    • NAXOS.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Prelude Op.28 No.17 in A flat major

    Performer: Ingrid Fliter.
    • LINN.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Cello Concerto No.1 - last movement

    Performer: Heinrich Schiff. Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Maxim Dmitrievich Shostakovich.
    • Philips.
  • Luciano Berio

    Opus Number Zoo

    Ensemble: Galliard Ensemble.
    • Deux Elles.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony No.41 - Finale

    Orchestra: Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Roger Norrington.
    • Hanssler.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Suite on English Folk Songs - A Time There Was - 2nd Movement - The Bitter Withy

    Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • Chandos.
  • Giulio Caccini

    Amarilli mia bella

    Performer: Edin Karamazov. Singer: Andreas Scholl.
    • Decca.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Classical Symphony - Movement 4 - Finale

    Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • DG.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Serenade in B flat K361 - Finale

    Ensemble: Chamber Orchestra of Europe Wind Soloists.
    • COE Records.

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