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Cellist Johannes Moser with an absorbing selection of music

Cellist Johannes Moser leads us through a broad selection of his favourite pieces – from the inside – introducing us to new music and throwing fresh light on familiar classics.

Cellist Johannes Moser presents a broad selection of the music he loves – opening it up from the inside – introducing us to new pieces and throwing fresh light on familiar classics.

He reveals how two Russian composers brought fire to life with sound, which one-take wonder has ended up in outer space, and the music that he heard before he was born. Plus, why a late-night encounter with the virtuoso violinist Ivry Gitlis in a smoky bar in Berlin was such a life-changing encounter

At 2pm Johannes introduces us to one of his all-time favourite recordings with his “Must Listen” piece, a German sonata which is key to his own understanding of music.

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

A Tandem Production for BBC Radio 3

1 hour, 56 minutes

Music Played

  • Franz Schubert

    Die Junge Nonne D.828

    Performer: Rudolf Jansen. Singer: Edith Wiens.
    • CBC.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Brandenburg Concerto no.2

    Ensemble: European Brandenburg Ensemble. Director: Trevor Pinnock.
    • AVIE.
  • György Kurtág

    Stele: 3. Molto Sostenuto

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • DG.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Magic Flute: Queen of the Night Aria 'Der Holle Rache'

    Singer: Edda Moser. Conductor: Wolfgang Sawallisch. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Bavarian State Opera Munich.
    • EMI.
  • Bart Howard

    Fly me to the moon (In Other Words)

    Singer: Frank Sinatra. Ensemble: Count Basie & His Orchestra.
    • REPRISE.
  • Béla Bartók

    Violin Concerto No.2 - first movement

    Performer: Ivry Gitlis. Orchestra: Wiener Symphoniker. Conductor: Jascha Horenstein.
    • VOX.
  • Robert Schumann

    Violin Sonata No.2 Op.121 - first movement

    Performer: Gidon Kremer. Performer: Martha Argerich.
    • DG.
  • Modest Mussorgsky

    Final chorus from Khovanshchina

    Orchestra: Mariinsky Orchestra. Choir: Mariinsky Chorus. Conductor: Valery Gergiev.
    • DECCA.
  • Roy Hargrove

    Mr Clean from album 'Earfood'

    Ensemble: Roy Hargrove Quintet.
    • EMARCY.
  • William Walton

    Symphony No.1 - first movement

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Gaspard de la Nuit - 2. Le Gibet

    Performer: Ivo Pogorelich.
    • DG.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Cello Concerto No.1 - first movement

    Performer: Johannes Moser. Orchestra: WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne. Conductor: Pietari Inkinen.
    • HANSSLER.
  • Trad.

    Misirlou (from 'Pulp Fiction')

    Performer: Pierre Colombet. Performer: Gabriel Le Magadure. Performer: Mathieu Herzog. Performer: Raphaël Merlin. Music Arranger: Fred Wise. Music Arranger: Milton Leeds. Music Arranger: Nicholas Roubanis. Music Arranger: SK Russell. Ensemble: Quatuor Ébène.
    • Fiction.
    • VIRGIN CLASSICS.
    • 1.

Broadcast

  • Sat 9 Feb 2019 13:00

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