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Burst your musical preconceptions with soprano Lucy Crowe

Soprano Lucy Crowe opens up a colourful selection of classical music from the inside - revealing familiar and unfamiliar works in a new light.

Soprano Lucy Crowe often warms up for the opera stage by listening to indie pop band London Grammar and she recently discovered Bruckner’s symphonies thanks to an electronic remix album. So it’s no surprise to hear that for Lucy, keeping an open mind is the key to musical discovery.

During her explorations inside music today, Lucy also introduces a piece by Arvo Pärt that makes her think of a modern art installation, finds the supernatural in music by Sibelius and is wowed by a barnstorming interpretation of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons by violinist Rachel Podger.

For Lucy’s Must Listen piece at 2pm, we venture into the Moravian forest to hear sounds of nature depicted in a magical way by a composer completely in tune with his surroundings.

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

A Tandem Production for BBC Radio 3

7 days left to listen

1 hour, 56 minutes

Music Played

  • Franz Schubert

    An den Mond D.193

    Performer: Julius Drake. Singer: Ian Bostridge.
    • EMI.
  • Jonathan Dove

    Figures in the garden: Susanna in the rain; Countess interrupts a quarrel

    Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor: Antony Pay.
    • WARNER.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Serenade No.10 Gran Partita K.361 - Adagio

    Orchestra: Harmonie de l'Orchestre des Champs Elysees. Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe.
  • Anton Bruckner

    Symphony No.9 - 2nd movement Scherzo

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Eugen Jochum.
    • DG.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Rodelinda - Io t'abbraccio

    Singer: Simone Kermes. Orchestra: Il Complesso Barocco. Conductor: Alan Curtis.
    • ARCHIV.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Piano Concerto No.3 in D minor Op.30 - Allegro ma non tanto

    Performer: Boris Giltburg. Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: Carlos Miguel Prieto.
    • NAXOS.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Flute Sonata - 2nd movement

    Performer: Sharon Bezaly. Performer: Ronald Brautigam.
    • BIS.
  • Leos Janáček

    Cunning Little Vixen - Orchestral Suite No.1

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Charles Mackerras.
    • DECCA.
  • Arvo Pärt


    Ensemble: The Hilliard Ensemble. Director: Paul Hillier.
    • ECM.
  • Richard Strauss


    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: André Previn.
    • DG.
  • London Grammar


    Ensemble: London Grammar.
    • SONY.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Four Seasons - Winter

    Performer: Rachel Podger. Ensemble: Brecon Baroque.
  • Jean Sibelius


    Singer: Soile Isokoski. Orchestra: Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Leif Segerstam.
    • ONDINE.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Eine kleine symphony - final movement

    Ensemble: Dmitri Ensemble. Conductor: Graham Ross.


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