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Claire Booth returns with music that's both passionate and subtle

Singer Claire Booth returns with music that is passionate and subtle, opening up a colourful selection that reveals familiar and unfamiliar works in a new light.

Singer Claire Booth finds the links in the musical language that unites Ligeti and the jazz pianist Jason Rebello, and explores why an act of rebellion by Richard Strauss inspired groundbreaking song writing.

Claire thinks about musical friendships as she explains how a tiny music box became part of a work by her late friend Oliver Knussen, and reveals how she was calmed by the music of Corelli in an opera house dressing room.

At 2pm Claire brings us her Must Listen piece with the perfectly balanced pairing of Gil Shaham and Pierre Boulez, who bring out the romanticism of Bartok.

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

A Tandem Production for BBC Radio 3

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1 hour, 56 minutes

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