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Empyrean Ensemble in session

The brand new Empyrean Ensemble make their radio debut. Composer Gareth Williams explores the power of rhythm in the ground-breaking music of Michael Gordon. Plus a Beethoven filled album of the week from a young string quartet described as "imaginative, skillful creators" by the New York Times.

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1 hour, 55 minutes

Music Played

  • Anna Meredith


    Performer: Anna Meredith.
    • Varmints.
    • Moshi Moshi Records.
    • 11.
  • Trad.

    Ya Mariam El Bekr (Ave Maria)

    Music Arranger: The Ayoub Sisters. Ensemble: The Ayoub Sisters. Ensemble: The Ayoub Sisters. Ensemble: The Ayoub Sisters.
    • Ya Mariam El Bekr (Ave Maria).
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    String Quartet in D major Op 18, No 3 (3rd mvt)

    Ensemble: Calder Quartet.
    • Calder Quartet: Beethoven Hillborg.
    • Pentatone.
  • Franz Schubert

    Shepherd on the Rock

    Ensemble: Empyrean Ensemble.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    L'amero Saro ostante (Il Re Pastore)

    Ensemble: Empyrean Ensemble.
  • Arthur Sullivan

    The Sun Whose Rays (The Mikado)

    Librettist: William Gilbert. Ensemble: Empyrean Ensemble.
  • Alexander Borodin

    In The Steppes Of Central Asia

    Performer: Stephanie Chase. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Geoffrey Simon.
    • Borodin: Orchestral Works.
    • Cala.
    • 8.
  • John McEwen

    The Sou' West Wind (Symphony in C sharp minor, 'Solway')

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Alasdair Mitchell.
    • McEwen: A Solway Symphony etc.: Welsh/London Philharmonic/Mitchell.
    • Chandos.
  • Anders Hillborg

    Kongsgaard Variations

    Ensemble: Calder Quartet.
    • Calder Quartet: Beethoven Hillborg.
    • Pentatone.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Waltz in C sharp minor, Op 64 No 2

    Performer: Ingrid Fliter.
    • Chopin: Piano Sonata No.3 etc: Ingrid Fliter.
    • EMI.
    • 11.
  • Michael Gordon


    Ensemble: Slagwerk Den Haag.
    • Timber.
    • Cantaloupe Music.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony No 41 in C major, K 551, 'Jupiter' (3rd mvt)

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Leonard Bernstein.
    • Mozart - Symphonies Nos 40 & 41"Jupiter"Bernstein,Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 3.
  • Tomás Luis de Victoria

    Requiem aeternam (Missa pro defunctis)

    Choir: Collegium Vocale Gent. Director: Philippe Herreweghe.
    • Victoria: Officium Defunctorum: Collegium Vocale Gent/Herreweghe.
    • Outhere.
    • 2.
  • Edvard Grieg

    At the Wedding (Peer Gynt)

    Performer: Hakon Hogemo. Orchestra: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
    • Grieg - Peer Gynt / Concerto For Piano.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 1.
  • John Morison

    The Marquis of Huntly's Recovery

    Ensemble: Concerto Caledonia.
    • Nathaniel Gow's Dance Band.
    • Concerto Caledonia.
    • 007.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    String Quartet in C-sharp minor Op 131 (Presto)

    Ensemble: Calder Quartet.
    • Calder Quartet: Beethoven Hillborg.
    • Pentatone.
  • William Byrd

    Rowland (Lord Willoughby's Welcome Home)

    Performer: Ronald Romm. Performer: Frederic Mills. Performer: David Ohanian. Performer: Eugene Watts. Performer: Charles Daellenbach. Music Arranger: Howard Cable. Ensemble: Canadian Brass.
    • English Renaissance Music.
    • CBS.
  • Dobrinka Tabakova

    On The South Downs (parts 2 & 3)

    Performer: Natalie Clein. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Choir: Truro Cathedral Choir.
    • Dobrinka Tabakova Kynance Cove O On The South Down.
    • Regent Records.


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