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Inside Music with Amy Harman

Bassoonist Amy Harman 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 bassoonist Amy Harman marvels at the hypnotic effect of Thomas Ades' arrangements. She also explains how The Little Mermaid inspired her to become a musician, why Mozart's bassoon parts are the best to play and how Strauss perfectly evokes a night-time woodland scene.

At 2 o'clock Amy reveals her Must Listen piece - a song which features the bassoon in a duet with the voice. The bassoon beautifully intertwines with the soprano while also sounding distant and ethereal.

A Tandem Production for BBC Radio 3.

1 hour, 58 minutes

Music Played

  • Igor Stravinsky

    Rite of Spring - Opening - 'L'adoration de la Terre'

    Ensemble: Les Siècles. Conductor: François‐Xavier Roth.
    • ACTES SUD.
  • Clara Schumann

    Ich stand in dunkeln traum

    Performer: Joseph Breinl. Singer: Miah Persson.
    • BIS.
  • Joseph Bodin de Boismortier

    Sonata in G major Op.50

    Performer: Peter Whelan. Ensemble: Ensemble Marsyas.
    • LINN.
  • François Couperin

    3 studies on Couperin

    Performer: Anthony Marwood. Music Arranger: Thomas Adès. Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Conductor: Thomas Adès.
    • EMI.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No.6 - 1st movement

    Orchestra: Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • DG.
  • Alan Menken

    Part of Your World from The Little Mermaid Original Soundtrack

    Lyricist: Howard Ashman. Singer: Jodi Benson.
  • Alban Berg

    Three Pieces for Orchestra - No.1

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Pierre Boulez.
    • SONY.
  • Emmanuel Chabrier

    L'invitation au voyage

    Performer: Joseph Middleton. Performer: Amy Harman. Singer: Mary Bevan.
    • SIGNUM.
  • Aaron Copland

    Appalachian Spring

    Orchestra: Aurora Orchestra. Conductor: Nicholas Collon.
  • Richard Strauss


    Performer: Joseph Middleton. Singer: Louise Alder.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Concerto No.24 - Allegro

    Performer: Mikhail Pletnev. Orchestra: Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen.
  • William Christopher Handy

    Aunt Hagar's Blues

    Ensemble: Paul Whiteman Swing Wing.
    • NAXOS.
  • Richard Strauss

    Wind Serenade Op.7

    Performer: François Leleux. Conductor: Daniel Harding. Orchestra: Sveriges Radios Symfoniorkester.
  • William Walton

    5 Bagatelles No.5 Con slancio

    Performer: Sean Shibe.


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