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Composer Sir James MacMillan at 60

Percussionist Colin Currie talks to composer James MacMillan in his 60th birthday year, with reflections on their 20 years working together.

Percussionist Colin Currie talks to composer James MacMillan in his 60th birthday year, with reflections on their 20 years working together. Jamie’s Album of the Week is the debut release from award-winning Maxwell quartet. Plus music from George Walker, the trailblazing musician who became the first black composer to win the Pulitzer Prize for music.

1 hour, 55 minutes

Music Played

  • Leos Janáček

    Sinfonietta (Sokol Fanfare)

    Orchestra: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
    • Janacek - Orchestral Works/ Volume 1.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 1.
  • Trad.

    Geamporales

    Performer: Francesca Ter‐Berg. Performer: Flora Curzon. Performer: Linde Timmermans.
    • Unfurl.
    • Fran & Flora Productions.
  • Joseph Haydn

    String Quartet in D major Op 71, No 2 (Finale)

    Ensemble: Maxwell String Quartet.
    • Joseph Haydn: String Quartets.
    • Linn.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Wedding Day at Troldhaugen Op.65 No.6

    Performer: Alice Sara Ott.
    • Wonderland: Alice Sara Ott Plays Grieg.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Violin Sonata No 3 in D minor, Op 108 (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Anne‐Sophie Mutter. Performer: Lambert Orkis.
    • Brahms: Violin Sonatas.
    • Deutsche Grammaphon.
    • 8.
  • Nigel Osborne

    The Piano Tuner (Fugue V)

    Ensemble: Hebrides Ensemble.
    • Sensations Of Travel: Chamber Music By Nigel Osborne.
    • Delphian.
  • James Scott Skinner

    The Rosebud of Allenvale / Guardswell and Truly / The Hurricane

    Composer: George Smith. Ensemble: Maxwell String Quartet.
    • Joseph Haydn: String Quartets.
    • Linn.
  • George Walker

    Lyric for Strings

    Orchestra: Chicago Sinfonietta. Conductor: Paul Freeman.
    • African Heritage Symphonic Series volume II.
    • CEDILLE RECORDS.
    • 2.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Chers Tyriens, tant de nobles travaux (Les Troyens)

    Singer: Joyce DiDonato. Choir: Choeur Philharmonique de Strasbourg. Orchestra: Orchestra Philharmonique de Strasbourg. Choir: Chœur de l'Opéra national du Rhin. Choir: Badisches State Opera Chorus. Conductor: John Nelson.
    • Berlioz: Les Troyens.
    • Erato.
    • 13.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Widerstehe doch der Sunde

    Performer: Víkingur Ólafsson.
    • Johann Sebastian Bach: Vikingur Olafsson.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON.
    • 11.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Mélodie (Souvenir d'un lieu cher)

    Performer: Baiba Skride. Music Arranger: Alexander Glazunov. Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Andris Nelsons.
    • Tchikovsky: Souvenir Russe: Baiba Skride.
    • Sony Classical.
  • Sofia Gubaidulina

    Allegro Rustico

    Performer: Lori Bell. Performer: Diane Snodgrass.
    • Night Soliloquy.
    • Azica Records.
    • 5.
  • Joseph Haydn

    String Quartet in E flat major Op 71, No 3 (1st mvt)

    Ensemble: Maxwell String Quartet.
    • Joseph Haydn: String Quartets.
    • Linn.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Symphony No 1 in D minor, Op 13 (2nd mvt)

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Valery Gergiev.
    • Rachmaninov: Symphony No 1.
    • LSO LIVE.
    • 002.
  • Ivo Barry

    Pace Non Trovo

    Composer: Bálint Bakfark. Ensemble: Ratas del viejo Mundo.
    • Ossesso.
    • Ramee.
  • Mairi Chaimbeul

    Griogal Cridhe 'Gregor's Lament'

    Ensemble: Maxwell String Quartet.
    • Joseph Haydn: String Quartets.
    • Linn.
  • John Taverner

    Tavener: Missa Gloria Tibi Trinitas, Agnus Dei

    Ensemble: Contrapunctus. Choir: Choir of The Queen's College, Oxford. Director: Owen Rees.
    • Taverner: Missa Gloria Tibi Trinitas.
    • Signum.

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