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Music and breathing

How is the rhythm and physicality of our breathing reflected in music? From operatic breath control to circular breathing techniques to a flautist inspired by the relearning of her technique after sinus and asthma problems, Tom looks at a fundamental element of music making.

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Music Played

  • Éric Serra

    Leon (Music from the film Leon)

    Performer: Éric Serra.
    • columbia.
    • COL 477693 2.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Serenade Op.31 for tenor, horn and string orchestra

    Performer: Richard Watkins.
    • Linn.
    • LINN CKD 478.
  • Philip Glass

    Concerto no. 1 for violin and orchestra

    Conductor: Mikel Toms. Performer: Amy Dickson. Performer: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • RCA Red Seal.
    • 88697376792.
  • Philip Glass

    Concerto no. 1 for violin and orchestra

    Conductor: Christoph von Dohnányi. Performer: Vienna Philharmonic.
    • DG 437091-2.
    • 437091-2.
  • Richard Reed Parry

    For Heart, Breath And Orchestra

    Performer: Richard Reed Parry.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • B002105802.
  • Richard Reed Parry

    Quartet for Heart and Breath

    Performer: Kronos Quartet. Performer: Richard Reed Parry.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • B002105802.
  • Cornelius Cardew

    The Great Learning, Paragraph 7

    Performer: Scratch Orchestra.
    • Deutche Grammophon.
    • DG 2561-107.
  • Leif

    Oliver Coates and chrysanthemum bear

    Performer: Kathryn Williams.
    • HCR 22CD.
    • HCR 22CD.
  • Karlheinz Stockhausen

    Aus den sieben Tagen No.26

    Conductor: Karlheinz Stockhausen. Performer: Jean-Pierre Drouet. Performer: Michel Portal.
    • DG.
    • 2720 073.
  • Pauline Oliveros

    Sonic Mediation

    Performer: Adam Overton. Performer: Elana Mann. Performer: Jeremy Drake. Performer: Jessica Catron.
  • Ambroise Thomas

    Mignon - opera in 3 acts

    Conductor: Giuliano Carella. Performer: Sumi Jo. Performer: English Chamber Orchestra.
    • Erato.
    • 398423140-2.
  • Nicola Porpora

    La Festa d'Imeneo - serenata

    Conductor: Giovanni Antonini. Performer: Cecilia Bartoli. Performer: Il Giardino Armonico.
    • Decca.
    • 4850214.
  • Richard Strauss

    4 Letzte Lieder AV.150 for voice and orchestra

    Conductor: Esa‐Pekka Salonen. Performer: Lise Davidsen. Performer: Philharmonia Orchestra.
    • Decca.
    • 4834883.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    La Donna del lago - opera in 2 acts

    Conductor: Roberto Abbado. Performer: Juan Diego Flórez. Performer: Orchestra of the Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rome.
    • Decca.
    • 4759079.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    La Traviata - opera in 3 acts

    Conductor: Valery Gergiev. Performer: Dmitri Hvorostovsky. Performer: Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Philips.
    • 426740-2.
  • Richard Wagner

    Tristan und Isolde - opera in 3 acts

    Conductor: Herbert von Karajan. Performer: Vienna Philharmonic.
    • DG.
    • DG 4236132.
  • Robert Schumann

    Toccata in C major Op.7 for piano

    Performer: Nikolai Lugansky.
    • Piano Classics.
    • PCL0029.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Brandenburg concerto no. 3 in G major BWV.1048

    Performer: Rinaldo Alessandrini. Performer: Concerto Italiano.
    • NAIVE.
    • OP30412.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Brandenburg concerto no. 6 in B flat major BWV.1051

    Performer: Carey R Meltz.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Brandenburg concerto no. 6 in B flat major BWV.1051

    Performer: Rinaldo Alessandrini. Performer: Concerto Italiano.
    • NAIVE.
    • OP30412.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony no. 3 in D minor for alto, female chorus, boys' chorus and orchestra

    Conductor: Claudio Abbado. Performer: Vienna Philharmonic.
    • DG.
    • 4107152.
  • Brian Ferneyhough

    Unity capsule for flute solo

    Performer: Kathryn Williams.
    • HCR 22CD.
    • HCR 22CD.
  • Luciano Berio

    Sequenza 12 for bassoon solo

    Performer: Pascal Gallois.
    • Stradivarius.
    • STR37020.
  • William Barton

    Didgeridoo solo no. 2

    Performer: William Barton.
    • ABC Classics.
    • ABC4764834.
  • Kenny G

    Songbird

    Performer: Kenny G.
    • Arista.
    • 07822-18991 2.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Prelude and fugue from Das Wohltemperierte Klavier, bk.1 no. 19 in A major BWV.864

    Performer: Andreas Scholl.
    • ECM.
    • 476 4827.
  • Gustav Holst

    The Planets - suite Op.32

    Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle. Performer: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Performer: Berlin Radio Choir.
    • EMI.
    • 3696902.

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