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Inside Music with Martin Owen

French horn player Martin Owen 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 the
French horn player Martin Owen marvels at the technical brilliance required to play the natural horn, is chilled by the ability of Bela Bartok to conjure up a spine-tingling soundworld, and reflects on the special intimacy of chamber music making. Martin also hazards a guess at why Janacek wrote a part for a hard-drinking horn player that involved almost no playing at all.

At 2 o'clock Martin plays his Must Listen piece, a movement from a recording of a Mahler symphony that he took part in and that so entranced him, he held up the recording session by forgetting that he was supposed to be playing.

A Tandem Production for BBC Radio 3.

1 hour, 58 minutes

Music Played

  • Franz Schubert

    Octet in F major - 5th movement (Minuetto - allegretto)

    Ensemble: Michael Collins and friends.
    • Wigmore Hall Live.
  • Béla Bartók

    Music for strings percussion and celeste - Adagio

    Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Iván Fischer.
    • PHILIPS.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Romeo and Juliet - Death of Tybalt

    Performer: Daniel Majeske. Performer: David Zauder. Performer: Edward Armond. Orchestra: Cleveland Orchestra. Conductor: Lorin Maazel.
    • DECCA.
  • Nitin Sawhney

    The Conference

    Performer: Nitin Sawhney.
    • Beyond Skin.
    • 11.
  • Leos Janáček

    The Excursions of Mr Broucek

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Jiří Bělohlávek. Singer: Zdenek Plech.
    • DG.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Horn Concerto no 4 K495

    Performer: Pip Eastop. Ensemble: The Hanover Band. Conductor: Anthony Halstead.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Les Illuminations Nos.1&2 Fanfare and Villes

    Singer: Toby Spence. Ensemble: Scottish Ensemble. Director: Clio Gould.
    • LINN.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony No.2 - 4th movement

    Singer: Magdalena Kožená. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Trio for violin, horn and piano - 3rd movement - Adagio mesto

    Performer: Itzhak Perlman. Performer: Barry Tuckwell. Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy.
    • DECCA.
  • Ermanno Wolf‐Ferrari

    Violin Concerto - 1st movement Fantasia

    Performer: Francesca Dego. Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Daniele Rustioni.
    • DG.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Pavane pour une infante defunte

    Performer: Louis Lortie.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Henry Purcell

    Dido and Aeneas - Dido's Lament 'When I am laid in earth'

    Performer: Emmanuelle Haïm. Choir: European Voices. Singer: Susan Graham. Singer: Ian Bostridge. Singer: Camilla Tilling. Singer: Felicity Palmer. Singer: David Daniels. Director: Emmanuelle Haïm.
    • VIRGIN.
  • Oliver Knussen

    Horn Concerto Op.28

    Performer: Barry Tuckwell. Orchestra: London Sinfonietta. Conductor: Oliver Knussen.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Marc‐Antoine Charpentier

    3 Noels H.531 - A la venue de Noel

    Music Arranger: François Lazarevitch. Choir: Maîtrise de Radio France. Ensemble: Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien. Director: Sofi Jeannin. Conductor: François Lazarevitch.
    • ALPHA.
  • Michael Corette

    Tous les bourgeois de Chatres

    Choir: Maîtrise de Radio France. Ensemble: Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien. Director: Sofi Jeannin. Conductor: François Lazarevitch.
    • ALPHA.


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