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Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No 2 With The Dunedin Consort2020040820200713 (R4)John Butt and the Dunedin Consort invite us to a rehearsal of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos

The insiders' take on bringing great classical music to audiences in 21st-century Britain.

The insiders' take on bringing great pieces of classical music to audiences today.

International Bach specialist John Butt and his group the Dunedin Consort let us inside their Edinburgh rehearsals as they prepare for a performance of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No.2.

Featuring Cecilia Bernardini, Alexandra Bellamy, David Blackadder, Jo Buckley, John Butt, Willie Hendry and David Lee... and Edith.

The performers are:
Harpsichord / Director: John Butt
Solo Violin: Cecilia Bernardini
Solo Oboe: Alexandra Bellamy
Solo Recorder: László Rózsa
Solo Trumpet: David Blackadder
Violins: Kinga Ujszázsi and Sarah Bevan-Baker
Viola: Oliver Wilson
Cello: Jonathan Rees
Violone: Tim Amherst

Music recorded by Lyndon Jones
Producer: Martin Williams

Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No 2 With The Dunedin Consort2020040820200713 (R4)The insiders' take on bringing great pieces of classical music to audiences today.

International Bach specialist John Butt and his group the Dunedin Consort let us inside their Edinburgh rehearsals as they prepare for a performance of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No.2.

Featuring Cecilia Bernardini, Alexandra Bellamy, David Blackadder, Jo Buckley, John Butt, Willie Hendry and David Lee... and Edith.

The performers are:
Harpsichord / Director: John Butt
Solo Violin: Cecilia Bernardini
Solo Oboe: Alexandra Bellamy
Solo Recorder: László Rózsa
Solo Trumpet: David Blackadder
Violins: Kinga Ujszázsi and Sarah Bevan-Baker
Viola: Oliver Wilson
Cello: Jonathan Rees
Violone: Tim Amherst

Music recorded by Lyndon Jones
Producer: Martin Williams

John Butt and the Dunedin Consort invite us to a rehearsal of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos

The insiders' take on bringing great classical music to audiences in 21st-century Britain.

Beethoven's Symphony No 72018122720181229 (R4)We eavesdrop on rehearsals as world famous conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy and the Southbank Sinfonia prepare for a performance Beethoven’s beloved Symphony No. 7. They give us their insiders' perspective on this celebrated music and show how they work together to make this 200-year-old masterpiece come alive in the concert hall. Sir Roger Norrington shares his experiences of conducting orchestras in Beethoven over the last 50 years, and Erica Buurman looks at what inspired the famously grumpy composer to produce his most joyful symphony yet.

Produced by Chris Taylor for BBC Wales

Photo credit: Sam Olivier

A performers' perspective on bringing Beethoven's liveliest symphony to the concert hall.

A performers' perspective on bringing Beethoven's liveliest symphony to the concert hall.

Bruch's Violin Concerto No 1 With Nicola Benedetti20200720We eavesdrop on rehearsals as the violinist Nicola Benedetti and the Aurora Orchestra prepare for a performance of Bruch’s 1st Violin Concerto. Aurora’s conductor Nicholas Collon and orchestral players give us their insiders' perspective on this celebrated music and show how they work together to make it come alive in the concert hall.

Produced by Rosie Boulton for BBC Wales

Photo credit: Simon Fowler

Nicola Benedetti gives us the player's perspective on Bruch's famous Violin Concerto No 1

The insiders' take on bringing great classical music to audiences in 21st-century Britain.

Elgar's Cello Concerto With Sheku Kanneh-mason2020040120200706 (R4)We eavesdrop on rehearsals as the young cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra prepare for a performance at last year’s BBC Proms of Elgar’s Cello Concerto. The CBSO’s Music Director Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla and players from the orchestra give us their insiders' perspective on this celebrated music and show how they work together to make it come alive in the concert hall. Cellist Julian Lloyd Webber shares his experiences of playing this work hundreds of times throughout his career and discusses the challenges of rehearsing this piece with different orchestras around the world.

Produced by Rosie Boulton for BBC Wales

Sheku Kanneh-Mason gives us the player's perspective on Elgar's much loved Cello Concerto

The insiders' take on bringing great classical music to audiences in 21st-century Britain.

Sheku Kanneh-Mason gives us the player's perspective on Elgar's much-loved Cello Concerto.

Produced by Rosie Boulton for BBC Wales

Mendelssohn's Octet With The Elias And Emmeline Quartets String Quartets20200727
Mendelssohn's Octet With The Elias And Emmeline Quartets String Quartets20200727Mendelssohn's amazing Octet with the Elias and Emmeline Quartets string quartets

The insiders' take on bringing great classical music to audiences in 21st-century Britain.

Mendelssohn's Octet With The Elias And Emmeline Quartets String Quartets20200727The Elias Quartet join forces with the Emmeline Quartet to rehearse for a performance of Mendelssohn's amazing Octet.

Including reflections from the violinist Daniel Hope on his long relationship as a listener and performer with Mendelssohn's Octet.

The Elias Quartet are:

Sara Bitlloch (violin)
Donald Grant (violin)
Simone van der Giessen (viola)
Marie Bitlloch (cello)

The Emmeline Quartet are:

Charlotte Dowding (violin)
Anna Tulchinskaya (violin)
Sophia Rees (viola)
Robert Wheatley (cello)

For more information about Daniel Hope's Hope@Home series:
https://www.deutschegrammophon.com/en/catalogue/products/hopehome-daniel-hope-12045

Producer: Martin Williams

Mendelssohn's amazing Octet with the Elias and Emmeline Quartets string quartets

The insiders' take on bringing great classical music to audiences in 21st-century Britain.