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Rhythmic and melodic adventures with oud player and composer Joseph Tawadros

Joseph Tawadros plays a colourful selection of classical music - revealing familiar and unfamiliar works in a new light.

Master of the oud Joseph Tawadros brings us the angelic voice of Andreas Scholl, the sound of Coptic traditional chant, Bach with swing, Camille Saint-Saens’ glittering ‘Africa’ for piano and orchestra and a Mozart symphony that for Joseph has a middle Eastern flavour.

At 2pm Joseph reveals his Must Listen piece - a work from Australia that embodies peace, stillness and serenity.

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

A Tandem Production for BBC Radio 3

1 hour, 56 minutes

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Concerto for 2 violins

    Performer: Eddie South. Performer: Stéphane Grappelli. Performer: Django Reinhardt. Music Arranger: Django Reinhardt.
    • MELODIE.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Serse - Ombra mai fu

    Singer: Andreas Scholl. Ensemble: Berlin Academie for Alte Musik.
  • Trad.

    Le Golgotha (excerpt)

    Ensemble: David Ensemble.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Africa for piano and orchestra

    Performer: Louis Lortie. Orchestra: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Irving Berlin

    Cheek to Cheek

    Singer: Fred Astaire. Orchestra: Leo Reisman Orchestra.
    • Let's Face the Music and Dance.
    • 3.
  • Béla Bartók

    Violin Concerto No.2 Second Movement

    Performer: Valeriy Sokolov. Orchestra: Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra. Conductor: David Zinman.
    • VIRGIN.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Toccata and Fugue BWV 565

    Performer: Peter Hurford.
    • DECCA.
  • Abdel Wahab

    Bafakar Filli Nassini (excerpt)

    Singer: Abdel Wahab.
  • Ross Edwards

    Da pacem Domine (excerpt)

    Orchestra: Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: David Porcelijn.
    • ABC.
  • Peter Sculthorpe

    From Kakadu (excerpt)

    Performer: John Williams.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony No.25 in G minor K183 - movement 1

    Orchestra: Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Roger Norrington.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    String Quartet No.7 - first movement

    Ensemble: Borodin Quartet.
  • Robert Plant

    Four Sticks

    Composer: Jimmy Page. Performer: Robert Plant. Performer: Jimmy Page. Orchestra: Egyptian String Orchestra. Director: Hossam Ramzy.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    The Four Seasons - Summer

    Performer: Richard Tognetti. Orchestra: Australian Chamber Orchestra.
    • BIS.
  • Joseph Tawadros

    Eye of the Beholder

    Performer: Joseph Tawadros. Performer: James Tawadros. Music Arranger: Jules Buckley. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Sinfonia in B minor RV 169

    Performer: Jane Rogers. Performer: Cecelia Bruggemeyer. Ensemble: Purcell Quartet.
    • CHANDOS.


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