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Inside Music with Eimear Noone

Composer and conductor Eimear Noone, 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 Irish composer and conductor Eimear Noone explores works that she knows intimately, including music by the 12th-century abbess, Christian mystic and composer Hildegard von Bingen. And from 700 years later, the sensual, dramatic work of Lili Boulanger.

Eimear also plays part of Mozart's Requiem and a movement from Dvorak's sunny Serenade for Strings, and reveals the joys and challenges of composing huge orchestral scores for video games.

At 2 o'clock Eimear shares her Must Listen piece. It's an iconic recording of a work beloved by many, and which opened up the art of conducting to Eimear.

A Tandem Production for BBC Radio 3.

1 hour, 58 minutes

Music Played

  • Jean‐Baptiste Lully

    Le Bourgeois gentilhomme LWV 43 - Overture, Gavotte, Canaries

    Conductor: Jordi Savall. Orchestra: Le Concert des Nations.
    • Alia Vox.
  • Kalevi Aho

    Symphonic Dances 'Hommage a Uuno Klami' - No.1 Prelude

    Orchestra: Lahti Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Osmo Vänskä.
    • BIS.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Requiem K.626 - Confutatis and Lacrimosa

    Singer: Barbara Bonney. Singer: Anne Sofie von Otter. Singer: Willard White. Singer: Hans Peter Blochwitz. Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists. Choir: Monteverdi Choir. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • DECCA.
  • David Raksin

    Theme from Laura (suite)

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: David Raksin.
    • RCA Victor.
  • Carlo Gesualdo

    Moro, lasso, al mio duolo (from the 6th book of madrigals)

    Choir: La Compagnia del Madrigale.
    • Glossa.
  • Eímear Noone

    Malach, Angel Messenger

    Singer: Malukah De Los Santos. Conductor: Eímear Noone.
  • Hildegard von Bingen

    Qi Sunt Hi, Ut Sub Nubes

    Ensemble: Sequentia.
    • Ordo Virtutum.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 1.
  • Hildegard von Bingen

    Processional from Embodied Souls

    Ensemble: Sequentia.
    • Ordo Virtutum.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 2.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Fantaisie for Flute and Piano, Op.79: Andantino - allegro

    Performer: Emmanuel Pahud. Performer: Éric Le Sage.
    • ALPHA.
  • Lili Boulanger

    Vieille Priere Bouddhique

    Orchestra: Orchestre Lamoureux. Choir: Chorale Elisabeth Brasseur. Conductor: Elisabeth Brasseur.
    • EVEREST.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No.7 in A major Op.92 - Allegretto

    Conductor: Wilhelm Furtwängler. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • DG.
  • Donnacha Dennehy

    'He Wishes his Beloved Were Dead' from That the Night Come

    Singer: Dawn Upshaw. Ensemble: Crash Ensemble. Conductor: Alan Pierson.
    • Nonesuch.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Overture to Candide

    Orchestra: New York Philharmonic. Conductor: Leonard Bernstein.
    • SONY.
  • Luciano Berio

    Folk Songs: 'Black is the Colour' and 'Loosin yelav'

    Singer: Cathy Berberian. Ensemble: Juilliard Ensemble. Conductor: Luciano Berio.
    • RCA.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Serenade for Strings in E - Finale

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Herbert von Karajan.
    • DG.
  • John Corigliano

    The Red Violin (soundtrack) - Anna's Theme, Main Title, Death of Anna

    Performer: Joshua Bell. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Esa‐Pekka Salonen. Singer: Alexys Schwartz.
    • SONY.
  • Jennifer Higdon

    Blue Cathedral

    Performer: Pedja Muzijevic. Orchestra: Oberlin Conservatory Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Robert Spano.


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