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Paul Cassidy, Eithne Benson, Gemma New, Holocaust Memorial Day

Paul Cassidy chats about his new book - 'Get Beethoven,' Eithne Benson talks about Harp North Day, Gemma New is in the studio talking about the life of a conductor.

Paul Cassidy chats about the release of his new book - 'Get Beethoven,' which charts his musical journey from Derry to being the violist of the world-renowned Brodsky Quartet. Eithne Benson talks about Harp North Day Conductor Gemma New is in the studio talking about the life of a conductor and her work with the Ulster Orchestra. John's Classical Connection this week focuses on musical depictions of poetry written at the infamous Terezin Concentration Camp.

1 hour, 57 minutes

Music Played

  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Festive Overture in A Major, Op 96

    Performer: Christopher Lyndon-Gee. Performer: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.
  • Trad. (arr. Cassidy)

    She Moved Through The Fair

    Performer: Elvis Costello. Performer: Brodsky Quartet.
  • Leroy Anderson

    Bugler's Holiday

    Performer: Roger Grossheider. Performer: Susan Slaughter. Performer: Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Pavane pour une infante défunte

    Performer: Claire Jones.
  • John Williams

    Theme from Schindler's List

    Performer: Gavin Greenaway. Performer: London Symphony Orchestra.
  • Ola Gjeilo


    Performer: Ola Gjeilo.
  • Boris Fomin

    Dorogoi Dlinnoyu (Those Were The Days)

    Performer: Andre Rieu. Performer: Johann Strauss Orchestra.
  • Henry Litolff

    Scherzo from Piano Trio No.1 in D Minor

    Performer: Leonore Piano Trio.
  • Guns N' Roses (arr. Suzzie Vango)

    Sweet Child O' Mine

    Performer: Papagena.
  • Ludovico Einaudi

    I Giorni

    Performer: Ludovico Einaudi.
  • J.S Bach (arr. Canadian Brass)

    The Well-Tampered Bach: Dixie Bach

    Performer: Canadian Brass.
  • Ola Gjeilo

    Crystal Sky

    Performer: Ola Gjeilo.
  • Charles Davidson

    The Butterfly

    Performer: Unknown.
  • Charles Davidson

    It All Depends on How You Look At It

    Performer: Unknown.
  • Charles Davidson

    The Garden

    Performer: Unknown.
  • J.S Bach (arr. Marcel Grandjany)

    Andante from Violin Sonata No.2 (Etude No.6)

    Performer: Tanya Houghton.
  • Trad. (arr. Kanga)

    Lark in the Clear Air

    Performer: Tanya Houghton.
  • Ruth McGinley/Neil Martin


    Performer: Ruth McGinley. Performer: Neil Martin.
  • Hildur Guðnadóttir

    Fólk fær andlit ('People Get Faces')

    Performer: Hildur Guðnadóttir.
  • Peter Benoit

    Scherzo - Fantastical Hunt: Molto Animato

    Performer: Howard Shelley. Performer: Sinfonieorchester St Gallen.
  • Carlos Gardel

    Por Una Cabeza

    Performer: Nicola Benedetti. Performer: Alexander Sitkovetsky. Performer: Leonard Elschenbroich.
  • Jacques Loussier

    Little Fugue in G Minor, BWV 578

    Performer: Jacques Loussier Trio.