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Guitarist Sean Shibe with dance music, drones and a reconstructed Dresden manuscript

Guitarist Sean Shibe opens up a colourful selection of music from the inside - revealing familiar and unfamiliar works in a new light.

Guitarist Sean Shibe takes lockdown recording to new heights as he builds a studio underneath a fortepiano (that’s correct) and lines up a playlist that features drones, dance music and a reconstructed Dresden manuscript. The guitar makes an appearance with pieces by Bach, William Walton and Johann Kaspar Mertz, as well as some comforting music for the guitar’s cousin, the lute.

Plus, Smetana’s Ma Vlast transports Sean back to his teenage bedroom floor, and he reveals a weakness for ‘banger’ arias, pointing out that there is more than football to Puccini’s famous aria Nessun Dorma. And if you fancy a rave, there’s a track by the multi-talented piper, violinist, composer and producer, Martyn Bennett.

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, 56 minutes

Music Played

  • Sylvius Leopold Weiss

    Sonata for Two Lutes - Last movement

    Performer: Robert Barto. Performer: Karl-Ernst Schröder.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Suite for Viola and Orchestra Group 2 - Ballad, Moto Perpetuo

    Performer: Timothy Ridout. Orchestra: Lausanne Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Jamie Phillips.
    • CLAVES.
  • William Walton

    5 Bagatelles - No. 3 Alla cubano

    Conductor: Julian Bream.
    • RCA.
  • William Walton

    5 Bagatelles - No. 5 Con slancio

    Performer: Sean Shibe.
  • Träd

    O Chiadain an Lo ("The recollection of that day")

    Performer: Brìghde Chaimbeul.
  • Bedrich Smetana

    Ma Vlast - Moldau

    Orchestra: Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Antoni Wit.
    • NAXOS.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Art of Fugue - Incomplete Contrapunctus

    Ensemble: Phantasm.
    • SIMAX.
  • Juan Sebastian Elcano

    Raiko; Pavane

    Ensemble: Euskal Barrokensemble. Conductor: Enrike Solinís.
    • ALIA VOX.
  • John Zorn

    Kol Nidre

    Performer: Patricia Kopatchinskaja.
    • ALPHA.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    Turandot - Nessun Dorma

    Singer: Piotr Beczala. Orchestra: Valenciana Community Orchestra. Conductor: Marco Boemi.
  • Mark Simpson

    Barkham Fantasy

    Performer: Richard Uttley.
    • NMC.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Sinfonia in D major, RV 125

    Ensemble: Accademia dell’Annunciata. Conductor: Riccardo Doni.
    • ARCANA.
  • Johann Kaspar Mertz

    Bardenklange, Op. 13 - An Malvina

    Performer: Pavel Steidl.
    • FRAME.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Sonata No. 3 in C major, Op. 2 - Allegro assai

    Performer: Grigory Sokolov.
    • DG.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Prelude, Fugue and Allegro in E flat major, BWV 998 - Prelude

    Performer: Sean Shibe.
  • Martyn Bennett


    Singer: Sheila Stewart.
  • Aaron Copland

    Appalachain Spring - Dopio movimento

    Orchestra: Aurora Orchestra.
    • WARNER.


  • Sat 4 Jul 2020 13:00

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