The Secrets Of Orchestration

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02La Mer19990213

Michael Oliver introduces the second of four programmes lifting the lid on four of the greatest works of the 20th century, with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales providing specially recorded examples. In this programme, composer Robin Holloway explores the soundworld of Debussy's `La mer' and investigates how Debussy creates his picture of the sea in orchestral colour.

03Altenberg Lieder19990220

Michael Oliver introduces the third of four programmes lifting the lid on four of the greatest works of the 20th century, with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales providing specially recorded examples.

In this programme, composer Julian Anderson deconstructs the soundworld of Berg's `Altenberg Lieder' and explores one of the most inspired and colourful orchestral textures of the century.

04 LASTLa Valse19990227

Michael Oliver introduces the last of four programmes lifting the lid on four of the greatest works of the 20th century, with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales providing specially recorded examples. In this programme, composer Colin Matthews deconstructs the sound world of Ravel's `La valse' and explores one of Ravel's most inspired and colourful orchestral textures.