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Judith Weir and William Conway

Jamie MacDougall's guests include composer Judith Weir and artistic director William Conway.

Jamie MacDougall presents the very best in classical music, upcoming events and interviews. This week, his guests include composer and 'Master of The Queen's Music', Judith Weir, and the artistic director of the Hebrides Ensemble, William Conway. Classics Unwrapped drops into the rehearsals of The Bearsden Choir as they prepare for their big 50th anniversary performance of Bach's mighty B minor Mass; and this week's My Music choice comes from a new face at the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Luke Russell.

1 hour, 55 minutes

Music Played

  • Darius Milhaud

    Scaramouche (Brazileira)

    Performer: Jess Gillam. Performer: Andee Birkett. Performer: Zeynep Özsuca Rattle. Ensemble: Tippett Quartet.
    • RISE.
    • Decca Classics.
    • 1.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Cello Concerto in A minor, RV 420 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Sol Galbetta. Performer: Andrés Gabetta. Ensemble: Cappella Gabetta.
    • Il Progetto Vivaldi 2: Sol Galbetta.
    • Sony Classical.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Miroirs - Oiseaux Tristes

    Performer: Melvyn Tan.
    • Ravel - Liszt - Weber.
    • Onyx.
    • 10.
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    Capriccio espagnol, Op 34 (5th mvt)

    Conductor: Igor Markevitch. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra.
    • Rimsky Korsakov: Scheherazade.
    • Philips.
    • 5.
  • Judith Weir

    El Rey de Francia

    Ensemble: Schubert Ensemble.
    • Judith Weir: Piano Concerto.
    • NMC.
    • 19.
  • James Macmillan

    Since It Was The Day Of Preparation, Conclusion & Postlude

    Ensemble: Hebrides Ensemble. Ensemble: Synergy Vocal.
    • MacMillan: Since It Was The Day Of Preparation.
    • Delphian.
    • 014.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    L'Orfeo (Toccata)

    Orchestra: Concentus Musicus Wien. Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
    • Teldec.
  • Johann Friedrich Reichardt

    Symphony in G major (1st mvt)

    Orchestra: New Dutch Academy. Director: Simon Murphy.
    • Jet Set: Classical Glitterati.
    • Pentatone Music.
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonata in D major Kk 119

    Performer: Melvyn Tan.
    • Ravel - Liszt - Weber.
    • Onyx.
    • 9.
  • Claude Debussy

    Three Nocturnes

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Choir: Rundfunkchor Berlin. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • Debussy: Orchestral Works.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 002.
  • Delia Derbyshire


    Performer: Delia Derbyshire.
    • BBC Radiophonic Music.
    • 32.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Romance Op. 69

    Performer: Steven Isserlis. Performer: Connie Shih.
    • Cello Sonatas.
    • 8.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Partita No.2 in D minor, Sarabanda

    Performer: Fejes Tamás.
    • Bach Sonatas and Partitas For Solo Violin.
    • Discovery.
    • 003.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No 3 in E flat major, Op 55, 'Eroica' (3rd mvt)

    Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Mackerras.
    • Beethoven: Symphonies 1-9.
    • Hyperion.
    • 3.
  • Franz Liszt

    Les Cloches de Geneve

    Performer: Melvyn Tan.
    • Ravel - Liszt - Weber.
    • Onyx.
    • 11.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    On Wenlock Edge

    Performer: Graham Johnson. Singer: Anthony Rolfe Johnson. Ensemble: Duke Quartet.
    • Vaughan Williams - On Wenlock Edge, Five Mystical Songs (English Song, vol. 3).
    • Naxos.
    • 17.
  • Max Richter


    Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic.
    • Max Richter: Memoryhouse.
    • Late Junction.
    • 8.
  • Barde Ashot

    Lamento (Ene sarere)

    Director: Jordi Savall. Ensemble: Hespèrion XXI.
    • Dimitrie Cantemir, Istanbul "The Book of the Science of Music...": Hesperion XXI.
    • Alia Vox.
    • 12.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Osanna (Mass in B minor, BWV 232)

    Ensemble: Dunedin Consort and Players. Director: John Butt.
    • J. S. Bach, Mass in B minor: Dunedin Consort and Players.
    • Linn.
    • 11.
  • Franz Schubert

    String Quintet in C major, Op 163 (4th mvt)

    Ensemble: Quartetto di Cremona.
    • Schubert: String Quintet & Quartet.
    • Audite.
    • 4.


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