Violinist Francesca Dego finds Italian flavour wherever she listens
Violinist Francesca Dego opens up a colourful selection of classical music from the inside - revealing familiar and unfamiliar works in a new light.
Violinist Francesca Dego admires the cool dexterity of her teacher Salvatore Accardo, can’t resist the combination of Brahms and the cello, and tries to work out how harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani gets around the fact he can’t play dynamics.
Francesca also treats us to her world premiere recording of a piece by a composer she loves, fellow Italian Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco.
At 2 o’clock Francesca’s Must Listen piece is a glorious operatic duet, where every phrase is given a special, emotion-wrenching musical treatment.
A series in which each week a musician reveals a selection of music - from the inside.
A Tandem Production for BBC Radio 3