The Finishing Touch

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19970920
19980516

The Takacs Quartet give a masterclass in the Pittville Pump Room, Cheltenham, coaching a student string quartet from the Guildhall School of Music in the first movement of Schubert's String Quartet in D minor (Death and the Maiden).

0119970913

Conductor and record producer Paul Spicer presents the first of five masterclasses given earlier this year as part of the fourth National Young Musicians Chamber Music Festival in Halifax.

Clarinettist Joy Farrall coaches the Marcellus Ensemble from the Royal Northern College of Music in the first movement of Poulenc's Sextet for piano and wind.

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Paul Spicer presents the second of five masterclasses given earlier this year as part of the fourth National Young Musicians Chamber Music Festival in Halifax.

The Savage Quartet from the Royal College of Music in London are coached by cellist John Todd in the first movement of Janacek's String Quartet No 1 (Kreutzer Sonata).

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Paul Spicer presents the third of five masterclasses given earlier this year as part of the fourth National Young Musicians Chamber Music Festival in Halifax.

The Tempus Trio from the Royal Academy of Music in London are coached by pianist Ian Brown in the first movement of Faure's Piano Trio in D minor, Op 120.

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Natalie Wheen presents the second of four masterclasses.

In the first of two programmes, American mezzo Marilyn Horne advises aspiring singers from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

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Paul Spicer presents the fourth of five masterclasses given earlier this year as part of the fourth National Young Musicians Chamber Music Festival in Halifax.

The Castle Wind Octet from the Welsh College of Music and Drama are coached by bassoonist Ursula Leveaux in the third movement of Mozart's Serenade in E flat, K375.

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Concluding the series of masterclasses introduced by Natalie Wheen.

American mezzo Marilyn Horne advises aspiring singers from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

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Paul Spicer presents the last of five masterclasses given earlier this year as part of the fourth National Young Musicians Chamber Music Festival in Halifax.

The Athenaeum Ensemble from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama work on the first movement of Beethoven's Septet in E flat, Op 20.

They discuss interpretation and technique with violinist Peter Cropper.

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Natalie Wheen presents the first of four masterclasses.

In this programme, the great Austrian soprano Gundula Janowitz guides aspiring singers from European Union Opera in the performance of German lieder.

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Natalie Wheen presents the second of four masterclasses.

In this programme, celebrated French soprano Regine Crespin advises aspiring singers from European Union Opera in the performance of French song.