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Aida, Tectonics and the Scottish Awards for New Music

Jamie MacDougall presents the very best in classical music, including Aida, Tectonics and the Scottish Awards for New Music.

Classics Unwrapped pays a visit to the Tectonics Festival to sample the wide variety of adventurous new music on offer. Also, when the Scottish Awards for New Music were being handed out, Classics Unwrapped was there to soak up the atmosphere and to talk to the winners as they came off stage. Plus, Jamie talks to American baritone, Eric Greene, ahead of Opera North's performance of Verdi's Aida in Edinburgh.

1 hour, 55 minutes

Music Played

  • Charles Williams

    Rhythm on the Rails

    Orchestra: New London Orchestra. Conductor: Ronald Corp.
    • British Light Music Classics, Vol. 4.
    • Hyperion.
    • 6.
  • Emily Hall


    Performer: Olivia Chaney.
    • Winter.
    • bigo & twigetti.
    • 1.
  • Charles Ives

    Crossing the Bar

    Performer: Christopher Hughes. Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Stephen Cleobury.
    • Ives: Choral Works: BBC Singers/Stephen Cleobury.
    • Collins Classics.
  • Grażyna Bacewicz

    String Quartet No 4 (2nd mvt)

    Ensemble: Lutoslawski Quartet.
    • Bacewicz: Complete String Quartets 2.
    • Naxos.
    • 2.
  • Carl Nielsen

    Menuet in G minor

    Ensemble: Danish Quartet.
    • Carl Nielsen: 4 Quartets and 6 Movements for String Quartet.
    • Kontrapunkt.
    • 10.
  • Henry Purcell

    Music For A While

    Music Arranger: Richard Boothby. Singer: Iestyn Davies. Ensemble: Fretwork.
    • If.
    • 11.
  • Christian Wolff

    Old Shoe New Shoe

    Performer: Joey Baron. Performer: Robyn Schulkowsky. Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Ilan Volkov.
  • George Lewis

    Timelike Weave

    Performer: Mahan Esfahani.
  • Anahita Abbasi

    Intertwined Distances

    Performer: Mahan Esfahani.
  • Genevieve Murphy

    Calm In An Agitated World

    Performer: Brìghde Chaimbeul. Conductor: Ilan Volkov. Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
  • Jean-Marie Leclair l'aîné


    Performer: Wu Wei. Orchestra: Holland Baroque Society.
    • Silk Baroque.
    • Pentatone.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Variations on a theme by Haydn, Op 56a (opening)

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Marin Alsop.
    • Brahms: Symphony No. 3.
    • Naxos.
    • 5-6.
  • Michael Nyman


    Singer: Iestyn Davies. Ensemble: Fretwork.
    • If.
    • 11.
  • Béla Bartók

    Concerto for Orchestra (Intermezzo interrotto)

    Orchestra: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Marin Alsop.
    • BARTOK, B.: Concerto for Orchestra / Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta.
    • NAXOS.
    • 4.
  • Helen Grime

    Woven Space, Fanfares

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
  • Garth Knox

    Malor Me Bat

    Performer: Garth Knox.
    • D'Amore.
    • Universal Music.
  • Steve Reich

    Electric Counterpoint (Fast)

    Performer: Sean Shibe.
    • Soft.
    • Delphian Records.
    • 13.
  • Engelbert Humperdinck

    Hansel Und Gretel (Overture)

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Mackerras.
    • Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel, Opera in English.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 001.
  • Erroll Garner


    Performer: Seonaid Aitken. Lyricist: Johnny Burke. Music Arranger: Seonaid Aitken. Orchestra: Scottish Session Orchestra.
    • What Is This Thing Called Love? (with the Scottish Session Orchestra).
    • Aitken Music.
    • 1.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov


    Performer: Gidon Kremer. Performer: Daniil Trifonov. Music Arranger: Fritz Kreisler.
    • Rachmaninov: Piano Trios.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Celeste Aida (Aida)

    Performer: Luciano Pavarotti. Orchestra: Orchester der Wiener Volksoper. Conductor: Leone Magiera.
    • Pavarotti's Opera Made Easy - My Favorite Opera For Everyone.
    • Decca.
    • 010.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Symphony No 4 in F minor, Op 36

    Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Pierre Monteux.
    • RCA.
  • Paul Mealor

    Now Sleeps The Crimson Petal Upon A Bank

    Choir: Tenebrae. Conductor: Nigel Short.
    • Paul Mealor: A Tender Light: Tenebrae/RPO/Short.
    • Decca.
    • 3.
  • Edward Elgar

    Romance, Op. 62

    Performer: Karen Geoghegan. Orchestra: Orchestra of Opera North. Conductor: Benjamin Wallfisch.
    • Karen Geoghegan plays Bassoon Concertos.
    • Romance, Op. 62.
    • 11.


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