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20080908

Mark-Anthony Turnage talks to Andrew Mcgregor about his music and introduces performances of some of his chamber works.

Mark Simpson (clarinet)

Musicians from the Royal College of Music:

Luis Pares (piano)

Harpham String Quartet

An Invention on Solitude - for clarinet and string quartet

Cortege for Chris - for clarinet, cello and piano

A Fast Stomp - for violin, cello and piano

20080908

Mark-Anthony Turnage talks to Andrew Mcgregor about his music and introduces performances of some of his chamber works.

Mark Simpson (clarinet)

Musicians from the Royal College of Music:

Luis Pares (piano)

Harpham String Quartet

An Invention on Solitude - for clarinet and string quartet

Cortege for Chris - for clarinet, cello and piano

A Fast Stomp - for violin, cello and piano

Anders Hillborg *20080813

A profile of Swedish composer Anders Hillborg, whose Clarinet Concerto (Peacock Tales) was premiered at this evening's Proms concert.

Anders Hillborg *20080813

A profile of Swedish composer Anders Hillborg, whose Clarinet Concerto (Peacock Tales) was premiered at this evening's Proms concert.

David Matthews20070802

Recorded at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Following the world premiere of his Sixth Symphony, David Matthews talks to Andrew McGregor about his music and introduces performances of his chamber works.

Matthews: Dionysus Dithyramb; 3 Roman Miniatures; Marina

James Kreiling (piano)

Elizabeth Rossiter (piano)

Matthew Sprange (baritone)

James Burke (clarinet/basset horn)

Virginia Slater (viola).

David Matthews20070802

Recorded at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Following the world premiere of his Sixth Symphony, David Matthews talks to Andrew McGregor about his music and introduces performances of his chamber works.

Matthews: Dionysus Dithyramb; 3 Roman Miniatures; Marina

James Kreiling (piano)

Elizabeth Rossiter (piano)

Matthew Sprange (baritone)

James Burke (clarinet/basset horn)

Virginia Slater (viola).

George Benjamin20060724

Recorded at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Following the UK premiere of his work Dance Figures, George Benjamin talks to Christopher Cook about his music and introduces performances of his chamber works.

Piano Figures (nos.

3,4,5,6)

Viola, Viola

George Benjamin (piano)

Catherine Bullock and Juliet Jopling (viola).

George Benjamin20060724

Recorded at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Following the UK premiere of his work Dance Figures, George Benjamin talks to Christopher Cook about his music and introduces performances of his chamber works.

Piano Figures (nos.

3,4,5,6)

Viola, Viola

George Benjamin (piano)

Catherine Bullock and Juliet Jopling (viola).

Hans Abrahamsen20050801

'Music of dreams and mourning' is how the Danish composer Hans Abrahamsen has described his Four Pieces for Orchestra, which premiered at the Proms.

In conversation with Andrew Mcgregor, he shares thoughts about his music and introduces a selection of his chamber works.

Recorded at the Royal Albert Hall.

Hymn for solo cello

Storm and Still for solo cello

Capriccio Bagatels for solo violin

String Quartet No 2

Heath String Quartet from the Royal Northern College of Music.

Hans Abrahamsen20050801

'Music of dreams and mourning' is how the Danish composer Hans Abrahamsen has described his Four Pieces for Orchestra, which premiered at the Proms.

In conversation with Andrew Mcgregor, he shares thoughts about his music and introduces a selection of his chamber works.

Recorded at the Royal Albert Hall.

Hymn for solo cello

Storm and Still for solo cello

Capriccio Bagatels for solo violin

String Quartet No 2

Heath String Quartet from the Royal Northern College of Music.

Steven Stucky20080828

Following the world premiere of his piece Rhapsodies, a co-commission from the BBC and the New York Philharmonic, Steven Stucky talks to Andrew Mcgregor about his life and music and introduces performances of his chamber works.

Steven Stucky: Dialoghi, for solo cello (UK premiere); Piano Quartet (UK premiere)

Musicians from the Royal Northern College of Music.

Steven Stucky20080828

Following the world premiere of his piece Rhapsodies, a co-commission from the BBC and the New York Philharmonic, Steven Stucky talks to Andrew Mcgregor about his life and music and introduces performances of his chamber works.

Steven Stucky: Dialoghi, for solo cello (UK premiere); Piano Quartet (UK premiere)

Musicians from the Royal Northern College of Music.

Thea Musgrave20050720

Following the world premiere of her work Turbulent Landscapes, Thea Musgrave talks to Christopher Cook about her music and introduces performances of her chamber works.

Impromptu No 1, for flute and oboe

In the Still of Night, for solo viola

Serenade, for flute, clarinet, viola, cello and harp

Carla Rees (flute)

Rebecca Kozam (oboe)

Sarah Thurlow (clarinet)

Sally Pryce (harp)

Thomas Hankey (viola)

Sarah Suckling (cello)

Contemporary Consort of the Royal College of Music.

Thea Musgrave20050720

Following the world premiere of her work Turbulent Landscapes, Thea Musgrave talks to Christopher Cook about her music and introduces performances of her chamber works.

Impromptu No 1, for flute and oboe

In the Still of Night, for solo viola

Serenade, for flute, clarinet, viola, cello and harp

Carla Rees (flute)

Rebecca Kozam (oboe)

Sarah Thurlow (clarinet)

Sally Pryce (harp)

Thomas Hankey (viola)

Sarah Suckling (cello)

Contemporary Consort of the Royal College of Music.