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Musical delights unravelled with recorder and violin player Charlotte Barbour-Condini

Charlotte Barbour-Condini opens up a colourful selection of classical music from the point of view of both a recorder player and violinist.

Charlotte Barbour-Condini won the woodwind final of BBC Young Musician in 2012 playing the recorder, and she is also an accomplished violinist. She remembers the inspirational pieces that sparked her enthusiasm for performing and demonstrates that the recorder is an instrument that can shine in both ancient and new music.

As well as the recorder, highlights include a Scarlatti sonata played by pianist Yevgeny Sudbin, the sound of silence as it’s incorporated into the music of Arvo Pärt, and a voice recorded over 100 years ago that can teach musicians how to interpret music now.

At 2pm Charlotte brings us her Must Listen piece - a work for strings that communicates emotion in a seemingly effortless way.

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

A Tandem Production for BBC Radio 3

21 days left to listen

1 hour, 56 minutes

Music Played

  • Antonio Valente

    Folias Criollas (Gallarda & Jarabe Loco)

    Music Arranger: Hespèrion XXI. Ensemble: Hespèrion XXI. Ensemble: La Capella Reial de Catalunya.
    • ALIA VOX.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    St John Passion: Herr Unser Herrscher

    Choir: Polyphony. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor: Stephen Layton.
    • HYPERION.
  • Anonymous

    'The Black Joak, as 'tis perform'd in Dublin' upon a Silent Ground

    Performer: Pedro Memelsdorff.
    • DG.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Symphonic Dances from West Side Story (Prologue, Somewhere, Scherzo, Mambo)

    Orchestra: Los Angeles Philharmonic. Conductor: Leonard Bernstein.
    • DG.
  • Steve Reich

    Different Trains - Europe - During the War

    Ensemble: Kronos Quartet.
    • Different Trains.
    • Elektra Nonesuch.
    • 2.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Voi che Sapete

    Singer: Adelina Patti.
    • PEARL.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Keyboard concerto in D BWV 1054 - 3rd movement

    Performer: Francesco Cera. Ensemble: I Barocchisti. Director: Diego Fasolis.
    • Cembalo Concertos.
    • ARTS MUSIC.
  • George Walker

    Lyric for Strings

    Orchestra: Cleveland Chamber Symphony. Conductor: Edwin London.
    • Orchestral Works.
    • Albany Records.
  • Elam Rotem

    Come with me from Lebanon - Quia Amore Langueo

    Ensemble: Profeti della Quinta.
    • PAN CLASSICS.
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Keyboard sonata in D, K492

    Performer: Yevgeny Sudbin.
    • Scarlatti Piano Sonatas.
    • BIS.
  • Cesária Évora

    Petit Pays

    Singer: Cesária Évora.
    • Cesaria.
    • RCA.
    • 1.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Symphony No.9, 'From the New World', Finale - Allegro con fuoco

    Orchestra: Chineke! Orchestra. Conductor: Kevin John Edusei.
    • SIGNUM CLASSICS.
  • Richard Lannoy

    Tangled Pipes - G Prokofiev Dancing Toys Remix

    Music Arranger: Gabriel Prokofiev.
    • Consortium5.
    • NONCLASSICAL.
    • 16.
  • Arvo Pärt

    The Deer's Cry

    Choir: The Sixteen.
    • The Deer's Cry.
    • CORO.
    • 3.
  • Alexander Scriabin

    Famous Etude

    Music Arranger: David Gordon. Ensemble: David Gordon Trio.
    • Alexander Scriabin's Ragtime Band.
    • Mister Sam Records.
    • 6.
  • Joseph Tawadros

    Miss A and Little Bird

    Ensemble: Joseph Tawadros & band.
    • The Bluebird, the Mystic and the Fool.
    • MGM.
    • 9.

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