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Conductor and organist Anna Lapwood on musical instinct and unexpected textures

Anna Lapwood opens up a selection of classical music from her point of view as a conductor and organist - revealing familiar and unfamiliar works in a new light.

Conductor and organist Anna Lapwood gets nostalgic with a waltz for Christmas, and muses on the memory of playing a very scary celeste solo…

Anna also explains why vocal writing by Messiaen can translate so perfectly onto the clarinet, reveals how an orchestra can pull out all the stops in a piece written for organ, and marvels at the skill of Alison Balsom soaring up to stratospheric top Ds on her trumpet.

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

A Tandem Production for BBC Radio 3

1 hour, 56 minutes

Music Played

  • Benjamin Britten

    This Little Babe & Interlude (from Ceremony of Carols)

    Performer: Claire Jones. Choir: National Youth Choir of Great Britain. Conductor: Christopher Bell.
    • SIGNUM.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Trumpet Concerto, TWV 51:D7 - 1. Adagio

    Performer: Alison Balsom. Ensemble: Balsom Ensemble.
    • WARNER.
  • Dora Pejačević

    Symphony in F sharp minor - iii. Scherzo

    Orchestra: Rheinland-Pfalz State Philharmonic. Conductor: Ari Rasilainen.
    • CPO.
  • Olivier Messiaen

    Vocalise-Etude (arranged for clarinet and piano)

    Performer: Cédric Pescia. Performer: François Benda.
    • GENUIN.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Fugue No. 1 in C minor K405 (after BWV 871,2)

    Ensemble: Phantasm.
    • SIMAX.
  • Witold Lutosławski

    Concerto for Orchestra - movements 1 and 2

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Jukka‐Pekka Saraste.
    • LPO.
  • Caroline Shaw

    And the Swallow

    Choir: Chapel Choir of Pembroke College, Cambridge. Conductor: Anna Lapwood.
    • SIGNUM.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Keyboard Concerto BWV 1052 - 1st movement

    Performer: Murray Perahia. Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields.
    • SONY.
  • Patrick Gowers

    An Occasional Trumpet Voluntary

    Performer: David Briggs.
    • LAMMAS.
  • Richard Strauss

    Rosenkavalier - final trio

    Singer: Anne Sofie von Otter. Singer: Barbara Hendricks. Singer: Kiri Te Kanawa. Singer: Franz Grundheber. Ensemble: Staatskapelle Dresden. Conductor: Bernard Haitink.
    • WARNER.
  • Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges

    Sonata for harp and flute - 1st movement, Andante

    Performer: Sandrine Chatron. Performer: Amélie Michel.
  • John Tavener

    The Veil of the Temple: Mother of God Here I Stand

    Performer: Soumik Datta. Orchestra: O/Modernt Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Hugo Ticciati.
    • SIGNUM.
  • Herbert Howells

    Magnificat from 'Collegium Regale'

    Orchestrator: John Rutter. Choir: Choir of King’s College, Cambridge. Orchestra: Britten Sinfonia. Conductor: Stephen Cleobury.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Piano Trio in A flat HXV No. 14 - 1. Allegro moderato

    Ensemble: Beaux Arts Trio.
    • PHILIPS.
  • Eleanor Daley

    Child with the Starry Crayon

    Singer: Doreen Marriott. Choir: The Oriana Women's Choir.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Sleeping Beauty Waltz

    Orchestra: The Philadelphia Orchestra. Conductor: Riccardo Muti.
    • WARNER.


  • Sat 19 Dec 2020 13:00

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