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Composer Cheryl Frances-Hoad with music from Boccherini to Blur

Composer Cheryl Frances-Hoad opens up a colourful selection of music from the inside - revealing familiar and unfamiliar works in a new light.

Composer Cheryl Frances-Hoad lines up a freewheeling playlist full of energy, soulful melodies and adventurous sounds. Cheryl includes a track by Dave Brubeck that she spent hours transcribing as a young child, looks to James Macmillan as an example of how to write for percussion and is left devastated by the emotional power of Mozart’s Requiem.

Cheryl also challenges you to identify a mysterious instrument...

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

  • Cheryl Frances-Hoad

    Play close attention

    Performer: Christopher Jones. Performer: Gemma Sharples. Performer: Stephen Kay. Performer: Anna Menzies. Performer: Yshani Perinipanayagam.
  • Ferenc Santa

    Lightning Czardas

    Ensemble: Ferenc Santa Gypsy Band.
    • NAXOS.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Requiem - Sequentia: Lacrymosa

    Choir: Vienna State Opera Choir. Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Karl Böhm.
    • DG.
  • György Ligeti

    Etude 4 - Fanfares

    Performer: Thomas Hell.
    • WERGO.
  • Carl Nielsen

    Helios Overture

    Orchestra: Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Esa‐Pekka Salonen.
    • SONY.
  • Dave Brubeck

    Take Five

    Ensemble: The Dave Brubeck Quartet.
  • Howard Skempton


    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth.
    • NMC.
  • Luigi Boccherini

    String Quartet in B minor, Op. 58 No. 4 - Allegro molto

    Ensemble: The Revolutionary Drawing Room.
    • CPO.
  • Mike Oldfield

    Tubular Bells - Part I (opening)

    Performer: Mike Oldfield.
  • Sofia Gubaidulina

    De Profundis

    Performer: Elsbeth Moser.
    • ECM.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Tema Sacher

    Performer: Alisa Weilerstein.
    • DECCA.
  • Henry Purcell

    Remember not, Lord, our offences, Z. 50

    Choir: Choir of Merton College, Oxford. Conductor: Peter Phillips.
  • Sir James MacMillan

    Veni, Veni, Emmanuel (Dance)

    Performer: Colin Currie. Orchestra: Ulster Orchestra. Conductor: Takuo Yuasa.
    • NAXOS.
  • Lili Boulanger

    Pie Jesu (for mezzo-soprano, organ and orchestra)

    Performer: Jean-Jacques Grunenwald. Singer: Alain Fauquier. Orchestra: Orchestre Lamoureux. Conductor: Igor Markevitch.
    • EVEREST.
  • Claude Debussy

    Preludes Book I - La Cathdral Engloutie

    Performer: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Giovanni Battista Sammartini

    Symphony in C J-C 4 - Allegrissimo

    Ensemble: Aradia Ensemble. Conductor: Kevin Mallon.
    • NAXOS.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Cello Concertino Op. 132 - Andante

    Performer: Lynn Harrell. Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy.
    • DECCA.
  • Blur

    The Universal

    Performer: Blur.
  • Cheryl Frances-Hoad


    Performer: Fenella Humphreys. Performer: Sholto Kynoch.


  • Sat 27 Feb 2021 13:00

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