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Come with us and dive into some great classical music. For over 1000 years great musicians have explored what it means to live, love, die and everything in between: asking all our deep and universal questions. Escape the cacophony – the noise of your brain and daily life; tune into the music, your feelings and emotions ‘good’ and ‘bad’ … and find the space, stillness and love that underpins everything.
NB: May include loud noise, surprises, challenges, cacophonous racket May cause shock, comfort, discomfort, smiles, tears, peace, transcendence
Pianist Rolf Hind introduces one of the epics of piano music. A heady mix of virtuoso composing and devout faith, Olivier Messiaen’s 20 reflections on the infant Jesus, Vingt regards sur l’infant Jésus, brings us a two-hour deep dive of … Listen
Hot off the press! The wonders of modern tech allow us to enjoy Katharina Nohl’s rhapsody for piano and orchestra, Spices, before its even been performed by live musicians! And Katharina joins us to talk us through the recipe. (33 mins)… Listen
Maja S K Ratkje joins Cacophony at the Women’s World Cup to explore the fun and joy of writing music and choose pieces by her Norwegian colleagues. But there must be something in the Norwegian water, as there’s the same tiny inspiration for several of the composers! [31 mins]… Listen
Singer, Gabriella di Laccio is our guide to music by women from Brazil – a melting pot of traditions and cultures that ends up with music that sounds… Brazilian! It’s Cacophony… at the Women’s Football World Cup! (Listening time 47′)… Listen
We turn to Canada, where Melissa Hui’s selection is typically diverse with living composers who are first nations, Canadian born and immigrant.
Melissa brings her thoughtfulness and insight to a playlist that might challenege our perceptions, but will leave us satisfied.… Listen
It’s Cacophony… at the Women’s Football World Cup! A glorious celebration of music from around the world, all written by women, and chosen specially for Cacophony by leading female musicians.
This episode focusses on England, with Roxanna Panufnik’s choice of rich and satisfying pieces from a line up of stellar composers.
We shift the focus to England, with Roxanna Panufnik’s choice of rich and satisfying pieces from a line up of stellar composers.… Listen