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David Fennessy - composer profile

Jamie has a special focus on the music of Glasgow-based composer David Fennessy who has used old weaving looms and the inspiration of his daughter’s heartbeat in his music. Puccini’s opera Tosca opens the season for Scottish Opera and a look ahead at SOUND Festival in Aberdeen.

1 hour, 55 minutes

Music Played

  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Oboe Concerto in A minor (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Nicholas Daniel. Orchestra: Britten Sinfonia. Conductor: James Macmillan.
    • Vaughan Williams & James Macmillan: Oboe Concertos.
    • 2.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Fantasie No 4 in D major

    Performer: Tessa Lark. Performer: Amy Yang.
    • Fantasy.
    • FHR.
  • David Fennessy

    Hirta Rounds

    Performer: Münchener Kammerorchester.
    • NMC Recordings.
  • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

    The Ground

    • NMC Recordings.
  • David Fennessy

    13 Factories

    Performer: Ensemble Modern.
    • NMC Recordings.
  • Tessa Lark

    Appalachian Fantasy

    Performer: Tessa Lark. Performer: Amy Yang.
    • Fantasy.
    • FHR.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Hymn to St Cecilia

    Choir: Tenebrae. Director: Nigel Short.
    • SIGNUM.
  • Nicky Spence

    Erwag Ergrimmte Natternbrut

    • Handel Brockes Passion.
    • Academy of Ancient Music.
    • 44.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Berceuse (Dolly Suite, Op 56)

    Performer: Katia Labèque. Performer: Marielle Labèque.
    • Bizet, Ravel, Faure: Katia & Marielle Labeque.
    • Philips.
    • 13.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    String Quartet No 12 in F minor (Finale)

    Ensemble: Albion Quartet.
    • Dvorak and Suk - Albion Quartet.
    • Signum.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    Tre sbirri... Te Deum (Tosca)

    Singer: Bryn Terfel. Singer: Balcarras Crafoord. Choir: Radiokören. Orchestra: Sveriges Radios Symfoniorkester. Conductor: Paul Daniel.
    • Bryn Terfel: Bad Boys; Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 2.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    Vissi d'arte (Tosca)

    Singer: Leontyne Price. Orchestra: Rome Opera House Orchestra. Conductor: Oliviero de Fabritiis.
    • Leontyne Price: Puccini and Verdi Arias.
    • RCA.
    • 1.
  • Ailie Robertson


    Performer: Eleanor Turner. Ensemble: The Elias Quartet.
    • Haven (single).
    • Self-distributed.
    • 1.
  • Johann Pachelbel

    Canon and Gigue in D major

    Ensemble: Musica Antiqua Köln. Director: Reinhard Goebel.
    • The All-Baroque Box.
    • ARCHIV.
    • 19.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Trio for oboe, bassoon and piano: III. Rondo

    Performer: Nicholas Daniel. Performer: Rachel Gough. Performer: Julius Drake.
    • CALA.
  • Francesco Cavalli

    Misero, cosi va

    Performer: Elizabeth Kenny. Performer: Siobhán Armstrong. Performer: Reiko Ichise. Performer: Rodolfo Richter. Performer: Jane Gordon. Singer: Ed Lyon.
    • Theatre Of The Ayre.
    • Delphian.
  • Fritz Kreisler

    Viennese Rhapsodic Fantasietta

    Performer: Tessa Lark. Performer: Amy Yang.
    • Fantasy.
    • FHR.


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