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A musical adventure with composer and clarinettist Mark Simpson

Composer and clarinettist Mark Simpson opens up a colourful selection of classical music from the inside - revealing familiar and unfamiliar works in a new light.

Composer and clarinettist Mark Simpson embarks on a two-hour musical adventure that traverses atmospheric music for electronics and orchestra by Jonathan Harvey, rhapsodic symphonic writing by Rachmaninov and a mischievous piano piece by Stravinsky.

At 2pm Mark ascends into the Australian night sky for his Must Listen piece: part of an epic and mystical cycle of works by Australian composer Georges Lentz, which is still being composed today.

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

A Tandem Production for BBC Radio 3

27 days left to listen

1 hour, 56 minutes

Music Played

  • Johannes Brahms

    Clarinet Quintet in B minor Op.115 - Con moto - un poco meno mosso

    Performer: Gervase de Peyer. Ensemble: Melos Ensemble.
    • EMI.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Piano Rag

    Performer: Jeremy Denk.
    • NONESUCH.
  • Leos Janáček

    Taras Bulba - The Prophecy and the Death of Taras Bulba

    Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Rafael Kubelík.
    • DG.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Violin Concerto No.3 Op.9 in G minor RV334

    Performer: Rachel Podger. Ensemble: Holland Baroque Society.
    • CHANNEL CLASSICS.
  • Mark-Anthony Turnage

    Drowned Out

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • EMI.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Symphony No.2 - Adagio

    Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy.
    • DECCA.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Partita No.5 in G BWV829 - Preambulum

    Performer: Víkingur Ólafsson.
    • DIRRINDI.
  • Georges Lentz

    Caeli Enarrant - Guyuhmgan

    Orchestra: Lëtzebuerger philharmoneschen Orchester. Conductor: Emilio Pomàrico.
    • TIMPANI.
  • Tomás Luis de Victoria

    Requiem - Gradual

    Choir: Tenebrae. Conductor: Nigel Short.
    • SIGNUM.
  • John Adams

    El Nino - I Sing of a Maiden

    Choir: London Voices. Orchestra: German Symphony Orchestra, Berlin. Conductor: Terry Edwards. Conductor: Kent Nagano.
    • NONESUCH.
  • Esbjörn Svensson Trio

    Elevation of Love (from Seven Days of Falling)

    Ensemble: Esbjörn Svensson Trio.
    • Seven Days of Falling.
    • ACT.
    • 7.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No.7 - Poco sostenuto - vivace

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Carlos Kleiber.
    • DG.
  • Thomas Adès

    Traced Overhead Op.15 - Sursum; Aetheria

    Performer: Thomas Adès.
    • EMI.
  • Jonathan Harvey

    Speakings - movement 2

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Ilan Volkov.
    • AEON.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Prelude No. 13 in F sharp major Op.28

    Performer: Víkingur Ólafsson.
    • DIRRINDI.

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