Improvisation and virtuosity explored by cellist Abel Selaocoe
Musical explorer Abel Selaocoe opens up a colourful selection of classical music from the inside - revealing familiar and unfamiliar works in a new light.
Abel Selaocoe is a unique musician. His training is classical, while his South African roots constantly inspire him to push at the boundaries of what he and his cello can do together.
Abel’s musical selection is as far ranging as you might expect. He explores pulsating rhythms and fragments of melody in a Sibelius symphony and describes how Maurice Ravel can conjure up the image of a boat on the sea through magical orchestral effects. And he can’t resist the collaboration of mandolin and double bass, not to mention the peculiar but riveting sound of someone singing into a tuba.
At 2pm, Abel’s Must Listen piece combines string quartet and Klezmer clarinet to great dramatic effect.
Inside Music: a series in which each week a musician explores a selection of music - from the inside.
A Tandem Production for BBC Radio 3