Mary King

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20070805

Mary King explores music with a Welsh flavour.

Including:

Stravinsky: In Memoriam Dylan Thomas

Stan Tracey: Under Milk Wood

Plus singing from Bryn Terfel and Stuart Burrows.

20070812

In honour of the 550th anniversary of one of the world's oldest printed books, the Mainz Psalter, Mary King explores music in print, manuscripts, the oral tradition and improvisation.

Including Gregorian chant and music by Bach, Charles Tournemire and Keith Jarrett.

20080810

Mary sits in for Iain Burnside

20080824

In her final programme sitting in for Iain Burnside, Mary King looks at music festivals and their musicians, focusing on some of the composers and performers who have - for different reasons - often had a strong association with a particular festival.

With George Vass, director of the Presteigne Festival, and music from Britten, Wagner, Brahms, Tippett, Bernstein and Mendelssohn.

20081123

Craft

Mary considers how composers have depicted weaving, spinning and embroidery, and the extent to which the very act of creating music is itself a craft skill. With works by Schubert Mendelssohn and Dvorak.