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Composer John McLeod In Conversation

A live extended interview with Scottish composer John Mcleod CBE on his life and work.

Scottish composer John McLeod CBE talks to Jamie about receiving a letter from Shostakovich, his commission for Dame Evelyn Glennie’s birthday and his studies with Adrian Boult, Lutoslawski and Lennox Berkeley in a special live extended interview. Plus the ground breaking work of outstanding Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho comes under the spotlight in a Future Classics feature.

1 hour, 55 minutes

Music Played

  • Errollyn Wallen

    Horseplay (2nd mvt)

    Ensemble: Continuum Ensemble. Conductor: Philip Headlam.
    • Wallen: The Girl in my Alphabet.
    • AVIE.
    • 9.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Cello Sonata in B flat major, RV46 (1st mvt)

    Performer: Gaetano Nasillo. Performer: Anna Fontana. Performer: Sara Bennici. Performer: Evangelina Mascardi.
    • Venetian Cello Sonatas.
    • Arcana.
  • Franz Schubert

    Gute Nacht (Winterreise, Op 89, D911)

    Performer: Thomas Adès. Singer: Ian Bostridge.
    • Winterreise.
    • Pentatone.
  • John McLeod

    Der Tamboursg'sell (Lieder der Jugend)

    Orchestra: Polish Radio and TV Symphony Orchestra of Krakow. Conductor: John McLeod. Singer: Raimund Gilvan.
    • Visions From The North.
    • Vienna Modern Masters.
  • John McLeod

    The Gokstad Ship

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard.
  • John McLeod

    Tortured by Noise (Haflidi's Pictures)

    Performer: Murray McLachlan. Narrator: John McLeod.
    • John McLeod: Piano Music.
    • Metier.
  • John McLeod

    Percussion Concerto 1, 'Aubade with Fanfares'

    Performer: Evelyn Glennie. Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: John McLeod.
    • Out Of The Silence: Orchestral Music By John McLeod.
    • Delphian.
  • Carl Nielsen

    Wind Quintet, Op 43 (1st mvt)

    Performer: James Galway. Performer: Bjorn Carl Nielsen. Performer: Niels Thomsen. Performer: Jens Tofte-Hansen. Performer: Björn Fosdal.
    • James Galway Plays Nielsen.
    • RCA.
    • 3.
  • Dobrinka Tabakova


    Performer: Evelyn Chang.
    • Poets From The East.
    • AVIE.
    • 29.
  • Scott Twynholm

    Waltz #3

    Performer: Scott Twynholm. Performer: Laura Durrant. Performer: Devlin. Performer: Neil Cameron. Performer: Stuart Brown. Singer: Biggi Hilmars.
    • Waltzer EP.
    • Self Distributed.
  • Kaija Saariaho


    Performer: Antti Tikkanen. Performer: Atte Kilpeläinen.
    • Chamber Works For Strings Vol 2.
    • ONDINE.
    • 002.
  • Ennio Morricone

    Gabriel's Oboe

    Performer: Joan Whiting. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Ennio Morricone.
    • The Mission.
    • VIRGIN.
    • 3.
  • Franz Schubert

    Erstarrung (Winterreise, Op 89, D911)

    Performer: Thomas Adès. Singer: Ian Bostridge.
    • Winterreise.
    • Pentatone.
  • Danny Elfman

    Ice Dance (Edward Scissorhands)

    Choir: The Paulist Choristers of California. Orchestra: Unknown. Conductor: Shirley Walker.
    • Edward Scissorhands.
    • Universal.
  • Grace Williams

    Calm Sea in Summer (Sea Sketches)

    Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: David Atherton.
    • Williams: Sea Sketches.
    • Lyrita.
    • 17.
  • Franz Schubert

    Ruckblick (Winterreise, Op 89, D911)

    Performer: Thomas Adès. Singer: Ian Bostridge.
    • Winterreise.
    • Pentatone.
  • Charles Ives

    Crossing the Bar

    Performer: Christopher Hughes. Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Stephen Cleobury.
    • Ives: Choral Works: BBC Singers/Stephen Cleobury.
    • Collins Classics.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Concerto for 3 Harpsichords and Strings in C major, BWV 1064 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Thurston Dart. Performer: Eileen Joyce. Performer: George Malcolm. Orchestra: Pro Arte Orchestra. Conductor: Boris Ord.
    • Bach, Vivaldi, Malcolm - Early Stereo Recordings 3.
    • First Hand Records.
  • Franz Schubert

    Der Leiermann (Winterreise, Op 89, D911)

    Performer: Thomas Adès. Singer: Ian Bostridge.
    • Winterreise.
    • Pentatone.
  • Richard Strauss


    Orchestra: Sinfonia Grange au Lac. Conductor: Esa‐Pekka Salonen.
    • Beethoven Symphony No 3 / Strauss Metamorphosen.
    • Alpha.


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