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Singing piano lines with composer and conductor Graham Ross

Graham Ross opens up a colourful selection of classical music from a composer and conductor’s point of view - revealing familiar and unfamiliar works in a new light.

Composer and conductor Graham Ross takes us on a journey through music. He discovers perfect palindromes, reveals his conducting heroes from Rene Jacobs to Sir Colin Davis, his love for social music making through Debussy’s piano duets, and finds harpsichords on the battlefield along the way.

Plus, which “Amen” is the best in the repertoire, and what to do with a spare evening in Australia?

At 2 o’clock Graham’s “Must Listen” piece is an exquisitely heartfelt outpouring of grief for Jerusalem.

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

A Tandem Production for BBC Radio 3.

1 hour, 56 minutes

Music Played

  • Leos Janáček

    Sinfonietta - movement 1 - Allegro

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Charles Mackerras.
    • DECCA.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Six Piano Pieces Op.118, No.2 - Intermezzo in A

    Performer: Murray Perahia.
    • SONY CLASSICAL.
  • William Walton

    Henry V: A Shakespeare Scenario VI Agincourt from 'We few, we happy few'

    Narrator: Christopher Plummer. Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Neville Marriner.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Imogen Holst

    Welcome Joy and Welcome Sorrow - V. Lullaby

    Performer: Tanya Houghton. Choir: Choir of Clare College, Cambridge. Conductor: Graham Ross.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • Edward Elgar

    Symphony No.2 in E flat major, Op.63 - movement 4 - Moderato e maestoso

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Colin Davies.
    • LSO LIVE.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    String Quartet No.13 Op.130 - V. Cavatina

    Ensemble: Tokyo String Quartet.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • William Byrd

    Diliges Dominum

    Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • CORO.
  • Nico Muhly

    Bow thine ear

    Composer: William Byrd. Orchestra: Aurora Orchestra. Conductor: Nicholas Collon.
    • DECCA.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Symphony No.1 'Jeremiah' - movement 3 - Lamentation

    Singer: Marie‐Nicole Lemieux. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rome. Conductor: Sir Antonio Pappano.
    • WARNER CLASSICS.
  • Sir James MacMillan

    Tryst (closing section)

    Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Joseph Swensen.
    • BIS.
  • Dieterich Buxtehude

    Membra Jesu - Cantata - VI. Ad Cor

    Choir: Monteverdi Choir. Ensemble: Fretwork. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • ARCHIV.
  • Claude Debussy

    Ballet from Petite Suite

    Orchestra: Orchestre symphonique de Québec. Conductor: Yoav Talmi.
    • ATMA.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    'Symphony for strings' (Quartet No.10) Op.118a - movement 2 - Allegretto furioso

    Music Arranger: Rudolf Barshai. Ensemble: Dmitri Ensemble. Conductor: Graham Ross.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Geistliches Lied

    Orchestra: Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique. Choir: Monteverdi Choir. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • SOLI DEO GLORIA.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Horn Concerto No.1 in D major - movement 3 - Allegro

    Performer: Alec Frank-Gemmill. Orchestra: Swedish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Nicholas McGegan.
    • BIS.

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