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Soaring melodies and musical energy with Gareth Davies

Flautist Gareth Davies opens up a colourful selection of classical music from the inside - revealing familiar and unfamiliar works in a new light.

Flautist Gareth Davies urges all wind players to learn from the effortless phrasing of soprano Jessye Norman, recalls Sir Colin Davis’s special understanding of the music of Sibelius and is wowed by the extraordinary imagination of Björk.

At 2 o’clock Gareth plays his Must Listen piece - a harmonically daring work for flute by a 20th century composer who Gareth feels is often overlooked but who has created an “amazing piece full of melancholy and contemporary jazz-like qualities”

The series in which each week a musician reveals a selection of music - from the inside.

A Tandem Production for BBC Radio 3

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1 hour, 56 minutes

Music Played

  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Flute concerto in D minor - 3rd movement - Allegro di molto

    Performer: Rachel Brown. Ensemble: Brandenburg Consort. Conductor: Roy Goodman.
    • HYPERION.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Daphnis et Chloe - excerpt (start of part 3)

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • DG.
  • Richard Strauss

    Wiegenlied Op.41 No.1

    Singer: Jessye Norman. Orchestra: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orcehstra. Conductor: Kurt Masur.
    • PHILIPS.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Octet - 1st movement - 'Sinfonia: Lento - Allegro moderato'

    Ensemble: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra players.
    • DG.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Symphony No.2 - Finale

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Colin Davis.
    • LSO LIVE.
  • Thomas Adès

    Asyla - Ecstasio

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Adès.
    • LSO LIVE.
  • Franz Schubert

    Du Bist die Ruh

    Performer: Helmut Deutsch. Singer: Matthias Goerne.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • Paul Hindemith

    Flute Sonata - 2nd movement - Sehr langsam

    Performer: Peter-Lukas Graf. Performer: Bernd Glemser.
    • CLAVES.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Magnificat in D BWV243a - Suscepit Israel

    Singer: Hannah Morrison. Singer: Eleanor Minney. Singer: Reginald Mobley. Choir: Monteverdi Choir. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • SDG.
  • Mark-Anthony Turnage

    Blood on the Floor - Needles

    Performer: Martin Robertson. Performer: Jon Schofield. Performer: Peter Erskine. Ensemble: Ensemble Modern. Conductor: Peter Rundel.
    • ARGO.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Concerto No.24 in C minor K.491 - Larghetto

    Performer: Mitsuko Uchida. Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Jeffrey Tate.
    • PHILIPS.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony No.2 - Im Tempo des Scherzos (Aufersteh'n, ja aufersteh'n to end)

    Singer: Jard van Nes. Singer: Sylvia McNair. Choir: Ernst Senff Choir. Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: Bernard Haitink.
    • PHILIPS.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Lyric Pieces - Op.12 No.1 Arietta

    Performer: Leif Ove Andsnes.
    • EMI.
  • Björk

    Utopia

    Singer: Björk.
    • Utopia.
    • ONE LITTLE INDIAN.
    • 2.
  • Claude Debussy

    Syrinx

    Performer: Emmanuel Pahud.
    • EMI.

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