Trombonist Jorgen van Rijen takes us into a multi-faceted musical world
Jorgen van Rijen opens up a colourful selection of classical music from a trombonist’s point of view - revealing familiar and unfamiliar works in a new light.
Jörgen van Rijen takes time out from playing principal trombone in the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra to present a wide range of pieces, including music by Anton Bruckner that reminds him of a mountain landscape. He also points out some of the dangers of playing ancient instruments with a piece written for St Mark’s basilica in Venice, and highlights the story-telling vocal skills of Bryn Terfel.
Jörgen finds Henry Purcell merging with jazz and klezmer in a ‘non-cheesy’ crossover track by Christina Pluhar and reflects on how conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt made sense of some graceful Czech-rooted music by Antonin Dvorak.
At 2 o’clock Jörgen’s Must Listen piece is music that has the power to move him to tears. It’s an intriguing excerpt from a rarely performed large scale work about a famous female saint.
A series in which each week a musician explores a selection of music - from the inside.
A Tandem Production for BBC Radio 3