Sally Beamish (1956-), Music Of Others

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20120228Donald Macleod talks to Sally Beamish about her music based on works by other composers.

Sally Beamish talks to Donald Macleod about some of the pieces she has written that are influenced by, or based on, works of other composers, from Bach to Tippett. Two of today's works take Beethoven or Brahms as a starting point, but incorporate jazz techniques. She discusses her recent decision to learn more about jazz, and how this has affected her composing style.