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Violinist Thomas Gould with spine-tingling sounds

Violinist Thomas Gould opens up a colourful selection of music from the inside - revealing familiar and unfamiliar works in a new light.

Violinist Thomas Gould brings his many experiences as a soloist, chamber player and orchestral member to his choices today. He thinks about the limitless ways a singer like Renée Fleming can inflect a single note, and enjoys the powerful emotional effect created by Barbra Streisand as she chooses when, and more importantly when not, to use vibrato.

There’s also riotous energy from composers Gyorgy Ligeti and Camille Saint-Saëns, and Thomas reveals his ‘wake up’ moment in Handel’s Messiah (it’s not the Hallelujah chorus).

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

A Tandem Production for BBC Radio 3

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1 hour, 56 minutes

Music Played

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Serenade No. 10 in B-flat major, K. 361 "Gran partita" - III - Adagio

    Orchestra: Les Dissonances. Conductor: David Grimal.
  • Leos Janáček

    Taras Bulba, JW 6/15 - 3 - The prophecy and the death of Taras Bulba

    Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic. Conductor: Jiří Bělohlávek.
    • FIDELIO.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Piano Concerto in G major, M. 83 - II - Adagio assai

    Performer: Martha Argerich. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • DG.
  • Burt Bacharach


    Performer: Barbra Streisand.
    • CBS.
  • Gwilym Simcock


    Performer: Gwilym Simcock. Performer: Martin France. Orchestra: City of London Sinfonia. Conductor: Yuri Goloubev.
    • ACT.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Messiah, HWV 56 - Part III - Chorus "Since by man came death"

    Orchestra: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra. Conductor: René Jacobs. Choir: Choir of Clare College, Cambridge.
  • Joseph Haydn

    String Quartet in C, Op. 54 No. 2 - II - Adagio

    Ensemble: Aeolian Quartet.
    • DECCA.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony No. 2 "Auferstehungssymphonie" - Urlicht

    Ensemble: Uri Caine Ensemble.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Messa da Requiem - VII - Libera me

    Singer: Renée Fleming. Conductor: Valery Gergiev. Orchestra: Mariinsky Orchestra.
    • Philips.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Apres un reve, Op. 7, No. 1

    Performer: Ivry Gitlis. Performer: Shuku Iwasaki.
    • DECCA.
  • György Ligeti

    Concert Romanesc - IV - Molto vivace - Presto

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Jonathan Nott.
    • TELDEC.
  • Pietro Locatelli

    Concerto XI a quattro en Ut mineur

    Performer: Gottfried von der Goltz. Orchestra: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra.
  • Thomas Tallis

    Spem in Alium

    Performer: Adam Baldych.
    • ACT.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Organ Symphony No. 3, Op. 78 - Maestoso - Piu allegro - Molto allegro

    Performer: Pierre Cochereau. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Herbert von Karajan.
    • DG.
  • Thomas Adès

    Violin Concerto "Concentric Paths" - I - Rings

    Performer: Augustin Hadelich. Conductor: Hannu Lintu. Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • AVIE.
  • Sir James MacMillan

    Stabat Mater - IV - Fac, ut portem Christi morten

    Orchestra: Britten Sinfonia. Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • CORO.


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