Ten Pieces Ambassadors


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Today, a programme from another of the "Ten Pieces" Ambassadors - trumpeter Alison Balsom shares some of the music and musicians that continue to inspire her, including Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No.5, Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No.2, Strauss's Alpine Symphony, and recordings by trumpeter Maurice André and pianist Krystian Zimerman.

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Former Royal Harpist to H.R.H. the Prince of Wales, Catrin Finch lives in Cardiff and has spent this summer touring the UK and Europe with Senegalese kora player Seckou Keita. Catrin is also an ambassador for the BBC initiative Ten Pieces which aims to open up the world of classical music to children.

Today Catrin presents her own selection of favourite pieces that have shaped her life and career - including Bach's Goldberg Variations, Ravel's Daphnis and Chloe, and music by Welsh composer William Mathias.