Main content
Sorry, this episode is not currently available

Inventive, quirky and joyous music with bass player Cecelia Bruggemeyer

Double bass player Cecelia Bruggemeyer opens up a colourful selection of music from the inside - revealing familiar and unfamiliar works in a new light.

Double bass player Cecelia Bruggemeyer specialises in playing early music, but in this week's edition of Inside Music, her choices range much further forward in time. How does William Walton’s music illustrate the text in Belshazzar’s Feast? What makes Britten’s writing for the bassoon so extraordinary? And how does John Adams create trumpet “surround sound”?

There are also some irresistible, toe-tapping dances from one of the baroque period's most innovative composers, Jean-Féry Rebel, energetic rhythms and catchy tunes from Bartok’s Dance Suite, and overwhelming sounds from Messiaen that remind Cecelia of a Mark Rothko painting.

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

A Tandem Production for BBC Radio 3

1 hour, 57 minutes

Music Played

  • Jean‐Féry Rebel

    Le Charactères de la Dance

    Orchestra: Harmony of Nations Baroque Orchestra. Director: Alfred Bernadini.
  • Béla Bartók

    Dance Suite

    Performer: Sir András Schiff.
    • DENON.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Herr, lehre doch mich from Requiem

    Singer: Olaf Bär. Orchestra: London Classical Players. Conductor: Sir Roger Norrington.
    • ERATO.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Overture in F, TWV 55:11 - movements 3, 4 & 6

    Ensemble: Collegium Musicum 90. Director: Simon Standage.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Olivier Messiaen

    Et exspecto resurrectionem - 1st movement

    Ensemble: Groupe Instrumental a Percussion de Strasbourg. Orchestra: Orchestre du Domaine Musical.
    • DG.
  • William Walton

    Belshazzar's Feast - Praise Ye

    Singer: Bryn Terfel. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Choir: BBC Symphony Chorus. Conductor: Andrew Davis.
  • Franz Schubert

    Winterreise - III - Frozen tears

    Performer: Christopher Glynn. Singer: Roderick Williams.
    • SIGNUM.
  • Robert Schumann

    Symphony No. 3 in E flat, Op. 97 'Rhenish' - 1st mvt - Lebhaft

    Orchestra: Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen. Conductor: Paavo Järvi.
    • RCA.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Nocturne for tenor, seven obbligato instruemnts and strings - Below the thunders of the upper deep

    Performer: Sarah Burnett. Singer: Mark Padmore. Orchestra: Britten Sinfonia. Conductor: Jacqueline Shave.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Brandenburg Concerto No. 2

    Performer: Robert Ehrlich. Performer: Katharina Spreckelsen. Performer: David Blackadder. Performer: Bojan Čičić. Orchestra: European Baroque Orchestra. Director: Trevor Pinnock.
    • AVIE.
  • John Adams

    Tromba Lontana

    Orchestra: San Francisco Symphony. Conductor: Edo de Waart.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Benvenuto Cellini Act 1 Scene 13 - Venez, venez peuple de Rome

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Choir: London Symphony Chorus.
    • LSO LIVE.
  • Franz Schubert

    Piano Quintet 'Trout' - 4th mvt - Theme and variations

    Ensemble: Schubert Ensemble.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Mass in C - Et incarnatus est

    Singer: Sylvia McNair. Orchestra: Monteverdi Choir. Orchestra: English Baroque Soloists. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • PHILIPS.
  • Gwilym Simcock

    Non-Schumann Lied

    Performer: Gwilym Simcock. Performer: Yuri Goloubev.


  • Sat 9 May 2020 13:00

How to become – and succeed as – a conductor

How to become – and succeed as – a conductor

Gabriella Teychenné allows us to get inside a conductor's head...

How to compose music for video games

How to compose music for video games

Eimear Noone, composer of The Legend of Zelda allows us into her world