Playlists with tracks by Brian Ferneyhough

Saturday 3rd April 2021
New Music Show
Uproar with new Welsh music
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Kate Molleson presents new music from Wales with the Uproar Ensemble.

Brian Ferneyhough El rey de Calabria
Claire Victoria Roberts Lust and Lustre
Anna Meredith Blackfriars
David Fennessy Triptych: No. 2, Ne Reminiscaris
Anna Meredith Concerto for Beatboxer and Orchestra
Fia Backström I Want to Break Free
Anna Meredith HandsFree
Marco Scarasssatti Silence
Anna Meredith Paramour
Mark Bowden Voices on the Air
Anna Meredith Songs For The M8: Movement III
Raven Chacon Owl Song
Anna Meredith Tripotage Miniatures: No. 4, Buzzard
Sarah Hennies Growing Block
Anna Thorvaldsdottir Entropic Arrows
Tansy Davies Nightingales: Ultra-Deep Field
Ashley John Long Shadow Play
Bartolo Além Eléctrico (Beyond Electric)
Sunday 1st November 2020
The Listening Service
Tricky timing
14 / 25 Tracks
Tom Service on the fascination of out-of-the-ordinary rhythms.

Donna Summer I Feel Love
Dave Brubeck Unsquare Dance
Igor Stravinsky The Rite of Spring
Frank Zappa Don't Eat The Yellow Snow
Lalo Schifrin Mission Impossible
Paul Desmond Take five
Anna Meredith Orlok
John Philip Sousa The Liberty bell - march
Ron Jarzombek A headache and a sixty-fourth
Gustav Holst The Planets - suite Op.32
Igor Stravinsky The Firebird - ballet
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony no. 41 in C major K.551 (Jupiter)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Symphony no. 6 in B minor Op.74 (Pathetique)
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony no. 5 in C minor Op.67
George Frideric Handel Orlando - opera in 3 acts
Alan Hawkshaw Countdown Theme
Gyorgy Ligeti Poeme symphonique for 100 metronomes [1962]
Traditional Paidushko
Brian Ferneyhough La Terre est un homme for orchestra
Christopher Tye In nomine (Trust) for 5 instruments
Juan de Anchieta Con amores, la mi madre for 4 voices [Cancionero de Palacio, c.1505-20]
Émile Waldteufel Les Patineurs [The skaters] - waltz Op.183
Leonard Bernstein Candide - comic operetta in 2 acts
Frédéric Chopin Sonata no. 1 in C minor Op.4 for piano
Sunday 28th June 2020
The Listening Service
Music and breathing
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How is the rhythm and physicality of our breathing reflected in music?

Cornelius Cardew The Great Learning, Paragraph 7
Kenny G Songbird
Richard Reed Parry Quartet for Heart and Breath
Gustav Holst The Planets - suite Op.32
Benjamin Britten Serenade Op.31 for tenor, horn and string orchestra
Giuseppe Verdi La Traviata - opera in 3 acts
Johann Sebastian Bach Brandenburg concerto no. 3 in G major BWV.1048
Richard Wagner Tristan und Isolde - opera in 3 acts
Pauline Oliveros Sonic Mediation
Brian Ferneyhough Unity capsule for flute solo
Ambroise Thomas Mignon - opera in 3 acts
Luciano Berio Sequenza 12 for bassoon solo
Nicola Porpora La Festa d'Imeneo - serenata
William Barton Didgeridoo solo no. 2
Éric Serra Leon (Music from the film Leon)
Richard Strauss 4 Letzte Lieder AV.150 for voice and orchestra
Gioachino Rossini La Donna del lago - opera in 2 acts
Johann Sebastian Bach Prelude and fugue from Das Wohltemperierte Klavier, bk.1 no. 19 in A major BWV.864
Philip Glass Concerto no. 1 for violin and orchestra
Richard Reed Parry For Heart, Breath And Orchestra
Robert Schumann Toccata in C major Op.7 for piano
Leif Oliver Coates and chrysanthemum bear
Johann Sebastian Bach Brandenburg concerto no. 6 in B flat major BWV.1051
Karlheinz Stockhausen Aus den sieben Tagen No.26
Gustav Mahler Symphony no. 3 in D minor for alto, female chorus, boys' chorus and orchestra
Sunday 24th May 2020
The Listening Service
English Music
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What makes English music sound English?

Dizzee Rascal Bassline Junkie
Edward Elgar Symphony no. 1 in A flat major Op.55
Edward Elgar Cockaigne (In London town) - overture Op.40
Edward Elgar Symphony no. 2 in E flat major Op.63
Edward Elgar The Crown of India - imperial masque in 2 tableaux reconstructed and orchestrated by Anthony Payne
George Butterworth A Shropshire lad - rhapsody for orchestra [1912]
Benjamin Britten Noye's fludde - children's opera in 1 act Op.59
Michael Nyman A Zed and two noughts - music for the film
Brian Ferneyhough Carceri d'invenzione II for flute and chamber orchestra [no.4 in 'Carceri' cycle]
Percy Grainger Country gardens vers. for orchestra
Brian Ferneyhough Missa brevis for 12 voices
Ralph Vaughan Williams Fantasia on 'Greensleeves' [adapted R Greaves from opera 'Sir John in love']
Roderick Williams Goodwood by the sea for piano
Sir Harrison Birtwistle The Shadow of night for orchestra
Edward Elgar Concerto in B minor Op.61 for violin and orchestra
Tansy Davies Loopholes and lynchpins for piano
Edward Elgar Pomp and circumstance marches Op.39
The Dufay Collective Sumer is icumen in (Perspice, christicola)
Thomas Adès Arcadiana for string quartet
Thomas Tallis O nata lux de lumine for 5 voices
Sunday 7th July 2019
The Listening Service
Is complicated music better than simple music?
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Tom Service looks at complexity in music - can we actually hear what's going on?

The Carpenters We've Only Just Begun
The Beach Boys Wouldn't it Be Nice
Gustav Holst The Planets - suite Op.32
Beyoncé Formation
Arvo PĂ€rt Spiegel im Spiegel for violin and piano
Janelle MonĂĄe Don't Judge Me
Brian Ferneyhough La Terre est un homme for orchestra
Richard David James Bucephalus Bouncing Ball
John Dunstable Preco preheminencie/Precursor premittitur/[textless]/Inter natos mulierum - motet for 4 voices
Johann Sebastian Bach Prelude and fugue from Das Wohltemperierte Klavier, bk.1 no. 2 in C minor BWV.847
Ludwig van Beethoven Grosse Fuge Op.133 for string quartet [original finale of Op.130]
Arnold Schoenberg Variations Op.31 for orchestra
Sunday 9th June 2019
Words and Music
Within Limits
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Anthony Howell and Amaka Okafor explore ideas of constraint in art and life.

Ornette Coleman Free Jazz
Lou Reed Venus In Furs
W.A. Mozart Musikalisches WĂŒrfelspiel, K516f
Alexander Scriabin realised by Alexander Nemtin Preparation for the Final Mystery - Part I: Lent, Impérieux
Morton Feldman Intersection 2
Johann Sebastian Bach The Art of Fugue: Fuga a 3 Soggetti
Brian Ferneyhough Etudes Transcendentales IX
Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Sonata no 21 in C major, op.53 “Waldstein” – Allegro con brio
György Ligeti Musica Ricercata 4. Tempo di valse (pocco vivace – 'Ă  l’orgue de Barbarie')
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Ein musikalischaler Spass, in F major, KV522 - iv. Presto
Witold LutosƂawski Venetian Games – Mov. I
Henry Cowell Mosaic Quartet (String Quartet No. 3) - II
Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst Polyphonic Studies – VI. Moderato, “The Last Rose of Summer”
Henry Cowell Mosaic Quartet (String Quartet No. 3) - IV
Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst Polyphonic Studies - VI: Moderato, “The Last Rose of Summer”
György Ligeti Etudes pour Piano, 2nd book: L’escalier du diable
Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst Polyphonic Studies VI: Moderato, “The Last Rose of Summer”
Gilbert & Sullivan The Mikado, Act 1: I Am So Proud
Roger Edens Tongue Twisters
Sunday 17th March 2019
The Listening Service
The Double Bass
13 / 33 Tracks
The elephant in the room? No, the Double Bass is much more.

The Police Every Breath you Take
Peggy Lee Fever
John Williams Jaws
The Cure The LoveCats
Charles Mingus Haitian Fight Song
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony no. 9 in D minor Op.125 (Choral)
Fred Astaire Slap that Bass
Willie Dixon 88 Boogie
Johann Baptist Vanhal Concerto in D major for double bass and orchestra
Giovanni Bottesini Concerto no. 2 in B minor for double bass and piano
Joëlle Léandre To Day and To Morrow
Giovanni Bottesini Gran duo concertante vers. for violin, double bass and orchestra
Allan Stephenson Burlesque for Double Bass and small orchestra
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony no. 29 in A major K.201
Giovanni Bottesini Elegie in D major vers. double bass and pf
Brian Ferneyhough Trittico per G.S. for double bass solo
Giovanni Paolo Cima Sonata per il violino e violone
Lorne Balfe Fallout
Camille Saint‐SaĂ«ns Le Carnaval des animaux
Giuseppe Verdi Otello - dramma lirico in 4 acts
Gustav Mahler Symphony no. 1 in D major vers. original, in 5 mvts.
Milt Hinton Bass Pandemonium
Daphna Sadeh Born in Parallel
Hans Zimmer The Oil
Franz Schubert Quintet in A major D.667 (Trout) for piano, violin, viola, cello & db
Henry Purcell Dido and Aeneas - opera in 3 acts Z.626
Ray Campi Rockin' at the Ritz
Jean Sibelius Finlandia Op.26 for orchestra
Robin Walker Turning Towards You
Gioachino Rossini Duetto in D major for cello and double-bass
Jeanne Louise Dumont Farrenc Quintet no. 1 in A minor Op.30 for string trio, double bass & piano
Giovanni Bottesini Fantasia (Lucia di Lammermoor) for double bass and piano
Jimmy Blanton Mr J B Blues
Sunday 2nd December 2018
The Listening Service
Extreme Classical!
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What are the most extreme pieces of classical music ever written?

Johannes Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1 In D Minor, Op.15
Johann Sebastian Bach The Art of Fugue
Arnold Schoenberg 5 Orchestral Pieces, Op.16
Alexander Scriabin Mysterium
John Cage ASLSP for piano or organ
Anton Bruckner Symphony No. 7 in E major - 3rd movement: Scherzo
John Luther Adams Inuksuit
Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji Opus Clavicembalisticum
Brian Ferneyhough Trittico per G.S.
Karlheinz Stockhausen Helikopter-Streichquartett
Dobrinka Tabakova Concerto for cello and orchestra - 3rd movement: Radiant
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony no. 3 (Op.55) in E flat major "Eroica", 1st movement; Allegro con brio
Franz Liszt Etudes d'execution transcendante for piano, S.139 - No.5 in B flat: Feux-follets
Richard Strauss 4 Letzte Lieder for voice and orchestra (AV.150), no.3; Beim Schlafengehen
Giuseppe Verdi Nabucco - Va, pensiero, sull'ali (Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves)
Richard Wagner Tristan und Isolde - Prelude
Hector Berlioz Symphonie fantastique, Op.14 - 5th movement: Songe d'une nuit du Sabbat
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony no. 40 (K.550) in G minor, 4th movement; Allegro assai
Igor Stravinsky The Rite of Spring: - Sacrificial dance (The Chosen One)
Saturday 20th October 2018
Hear and Now
Sharon Gal, Lee Patterson, Kate Carr
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Live performances inspired by birdsong from Sharon Gal, Lee Patterson and Kate Carr.

Brian Ferneyhough Liber Scintaillarum (2012)
Kate Carr College of Birds and Environmental Sounds (Live at Café Oto)
Lee Patterson Collage of Birds and Environmental Sounds (Live at Café Oto)
Linda Catlin Smith Music for John Cage (1990)
Mathew Adkins Emergence (2015)
Sharon Gal Speak and Spells
Sharon Gal Forest Song
Sharon Gal Birdsongs
Saturday 6th October 2018
Hear and Now
Ian Pace, contemporary virtuoso pianist
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A celebration of Ian Pace at 50, a virtuoso pianist who specialises in contemporary music

Paul Obermayer Fra
Rebecca Saunders Mirror, mirror on the wall
Wieland Hoban Whiptail
Brian Ferneyhough Quirl
Elliott Carter 90+ for piano
Evan Johnson qu'en joye on vous demaine
Karlheinz Stockhausen Piano Piece 10
Michael Finnissy History of photography in sound for piano (no.5; Alkan-Paganini)
Michael Spencer A Maze I(a)n (S)pace (Space [G]race)
Pascal Dusapin À Quia (2nd and 3rd movements)
PatrĂ­cia Sucena de Almeida Desperatio - Piano Piece No. 5
Saturday 28th July 2018
Hear and Now
Tansy Davies: Cave
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Kate Molleson presents the world premiere production of Cave, a new opera by Tansy Davies.

Brian Ferneyhough Missa Brevis - II. Gloria
Claudia Molitor Singing Bridge - II. This City
Jonathan Harvey Other Presences
Martin Iddon Ptelea
Rolf Wallin Under City Skin - III: Locomotive
Tansy Davies Antenoux
Tansy Davies Cave - chamber opera for mezzo-soprano, tenor and ensemble with electronics
Tansy Davies Loopholes and Lynchpins: Lynchpin 2
Sunday 20th May 2018
The Listening Service
Syncopation Syncopation Syncopation
13 / 29 Tracks
What is syncopation? An off-beat edition of The Listening Service. With Tom Service.

Donna Summer I feel love
Astor Piazzolla Libertango
Charlie Parker Ornithology
George Gershwin I Got Rhythm
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky The Sleeping Beauty - Waltz
Johann Strauss II Kaiser-Walzer (Op.437)
Machito Tanga
Jelly Roll Morton Sidewalk Blues
John Philip Sousa The Liberty Bell
Johann Sebastian Bach Two-part inventions - No.6 in E major, BWV 777
Johann Strauss II Leichtes Blut - polka Op.319
Robert Schumann Violin Concerto in D major, WoO23: ii. Langsam
Afro Celt Sound System The Magnificent Seven
The Metres Look-Ka Py Py
Johannes Brahms Symphony no. 4 in E minor, Op.98 - 4th movement
Traditional Dvajspetorka  
Bee Gees Stayin’ Alive
Traditional Bwaba Drum solo
Brian Ferneyhough Terrain for violin and wind octet
Joseph Haydn Symphony no. 101 (H.1.101) in D major "Clock" (H.1.101) - 3rd movement
Victor Daniel La vida es un carnaval
Leonard Bernstein America
William Lawes Royal Consort Sett No.1 in D minor - V. Sarabande
Luther Vandross Not too much
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K. 183 – 1st movement
Faustino Oramas Marieta
Max Martin Oops!...I Did It Again
Orefiche & Vasquez Rumba Azul
Sunday 11th March 2018
The Listening Service
The Listening Service at Free Thinking
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Tom Service explores the idea of polyphony live at the Free Thinking Festival.

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina Assumpta est Maria a 5
Thomas Tallis If Ye Love Me
Judith Weir Ave Regina Caelorum
Sylvia Lim Paper Wings and James Week’s Echoing Green
Brian Ferneyhough Missa Brevis : Kyrie
Traditional Zhalba za Lazar
Charles Villiers Stanford The Blue Bird
Traditional Mravalzhamier
Franz Schubert Trinklied im Mai, D.427
Traditional Plainchant: Veni creator
George T Smart The Squirrel
Traditional Rex caeli, Domine maris (Musica enchiriadis)
Traditional Miserere Dominum - Kyrie tropé (Winchester Troper)
James Weeks Echoing Green
William Byrd Mass for Four Voices – Kyrie
Johann Sebastian Bach Mass (BWV.232) in B minor, Pt.2; Cum sancto Spiritu [chorus]
Johannes Brahms 4 Songs for women's voices, Op.17: No.3; Der Gartner (Wohin ich geh und...)
Friday 5th January 2018
Friday - Petroc Trelawny
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Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring listener requests.

Arvo PĂ€rt Spiegel im Spiegel
Johann Pachelbel Canon and Gigue in D major
Johann Strauss II Wiener Blut
Carl Nielsen Helios Overture
Lili Boulanger D'un matin de printemps
Robert Schumann Arabeske in C, Op 18
George Frideric Handel Neghitossi or voi che fate? (Ariodante)
Harrison Birtwistle Three Latin Motets from 'The Last Supper' (In supremae nocte cenae)
Amy Beach Take, O take those lips away (Three Shakespeare Songs, Op 37)
Harrison Birtwistle Virelai (Sus une fontayne)
Arthur Johnston Moon Song
Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata "Der Himmel lacht, die Erde jubiliert" BWV 31 (Sonata)
Brian Ferneyhough Dum transisset III (Shadows)
Johann Sebastian Bach St Matthew Passion, BWV.244 (Wir setzen und mit Tranen nieder)
Christopher Tye Dum transisset Sabbatum III
Johannes Brahms Ballade in D major, Op 10 No 2
Daniel‐François‐Esprit Auber La Muette de Portici (Masaniello) (Overture)
Joseph Haydn Adagio in F major, H.18.9
Felix Mendelssohn String Quartet No 2 in A minor, Op 13 (2nd mvt)
Krzysztof Penderecki St Luke Passion (Erat autem fere)
Franz LehĂĄr Meine Lippen, sie kussen so heiss (Giuditta)
Thursday 7th December 2017
Composer of the Week
21st Century Opera, Comedy
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Donald Macleod finds opera to be alive and well in the 21st century.

Brian Ferneyhough Shadowtime - Scene 5 Pools of Darkness (11 Interrogations)
Gerald Barry The Importance of being earnest - And this is what you call Bunburying!
Gerald Barry The Importance Of Being Earnest - Act 2, extract
Philippe Boesmans Yvonne, princesse de Bourgogne - Act 4 scene 2
Saturday 2nd December 2017
Hear and Now
Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival 2017
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Sara Mohr-Pietsch and Robert Worby present highlights from Huddersfield 2017.

Brian Ferneyhough Umbrations
Dai Fujikura Eternal Escape
Polwechsel Improvisation
Stephanie Haensler Ganz Nah
Stephanie Haensler Im Begriffe
Werner Dafeldecker Small Worlds
Sunday 25th September 2016
The Listening Service
Sound Frontiers: Listening to Recordings
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As part of Radio 3 Live at Southbank Centre, Tom Service explores recorded sound.

RP Boo Speakers
Kate Bush Sensual World
The Beach Boys Heroes And Villains
Augustus Pablo King Tubby meets the rockers uptown
Giuseppe Verdi Aida Prelude Act One
Giacomo Puccini Tosca: e lucevan les stelle
Richard Wagner Magic Fire Muisic (Die Walkure)
A. Stockhausen Hymnen region 3 ex.1
A. Stockhausen Kontakte ex 1
Brian Ferneyhough string quartet no.4 1st mvt
Frank Ocean Close to you
James Europe on patrol in no-mans-land
Timothy Ferriss Golden Record
Pettis and Waller St Louis Shuffle
Camille Saint‐SaĂ«ns Danse Macabre ex 1
Camille Saint‐SaĂ«ns Danse Macabre ex 2
Saturday 2nd January 2016
Record Review
Building a Library: Beethoven's Symphony No 5
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With Andrew McGregor. Including Building a Library: Beethoven: Symphony No 5.

Brian Eno Discreet Music
Kaija Saariaho Mirrors I
Brian Ferneyhough Opus Contra Naturam (ii. Katabasis)
Wolfgang Rihm Abkehr
Johann Sebastian Bach Mass In B Minor BWV232 - Symbolum Nicenum
Steve Martland Horses Of Instruction For Chamber Ensemble
Morton Feldman Rothko Chapel For Soprano, Alto, Chorus, Viola, Celesta & Percussion
Édouard Ferlet Je Me Souviens
Christopher Tarnow Theremin Sonata No.2 - ii. Passacaglia
Kaija Saariaho Dolce Tormento
Anders Hillborg O Dessa Ogon For Soprano And String Orchestra
Brian Ferneyhough Opus Contra Naturam (ii. Katabasis & iii. Kataplexy)
Olav Berg Berg Viola Concerto
Brett Dean Carlo For Strings And Sampler
Ryan Wigglesworth Concerto For Violin And Orchestra - ii. Arioso
Morton Feldman For Bunita Marcus For Piano
Steve Martland Shoulder To Shoulder For Ensemble
Saturday 31st January 2015
Hear and Now
Total Immersion: Percussion!
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Tom Service presents Wolfgang Rihm's epic Tutuguri played by the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

Brian Ferneyhough Fanfare for Klaus Huber
Wolfgang Rihm Tutuguri, Parts 1 to 3
Wolfgang Rihm Tutuguri, Part 4
Peter Garland Apple Blossom
John White Drinking and Hooting Machine
Saturday 24th January 2015
Hear and Now
James Dillon, Hector Parra, Morton Feldman - 2014 Huddersfield Festival
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Robert Worby presents music by James Dillon, Hector Parra and Morton Feldman.

Morton Feldman Piano Four Hands
Brian Ferneyhough String Quartet No. 3
Hector Parra L'absencia
James Dillon Andromeda
James Dillon Physis
Saturday 14th June 2014
Hear and Now
Witten New Music Days
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Tom Service listens to world premieres from the 2014 Witten New Music Days festival.

György Kurtág Clov's last monologue (fragment)
Philippe Manoury Trauermarsche
Wolfgang Rihm In Verbundenheit
Rebecca Saunders Void
Brian Ferneyhough Silentium
Marco Stroppa La Vita Immobile : 4 micro automi
Brice Pauset Schwarzmarkte
Saturday 14th December 2013
Hear and Now
Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival 2013, Episode 3
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Highlights from the 2013 Huddersfield Music Festival: music by Finnissy and Pesson.

Arnold Marinissen Von Pferden, Grasern, Sonnen, Menschen
Brian Ferneyhough Lemma-Icon-Epigram
Michael Finnissy Sesto libro di Carlo Gesualdo
Saturday 8th June 2013
Hear and Now
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Tom Service presents music by Benedict Mason and a world premiere from Brian Ferneyhough.

Henri Dutilleux Le temps l'horloge
Henri Dutilleux Timbres, espace, mouvement avec interlude
Benedict Mason The neurons, the tongue, the cochlea...the breath, the resonance
Benedict Mason The Hinterstoisser Traverse for ensemble
Benedict Mason The Hinterstoisser Traverse
Brian Ferneyhough Finis Terrae for 6 voices and ensemble (world premiere performance)
Brian Ferneyhough Sonatas for String Quartet (excerpt)
Brian Ferneyhough Finis Terrae
Brian Ferneyhough Sonatas For String Quartet
Henri Dutilleux Timbres, espace, movement
Monday 25th February 2013
The Story of Music Question Time
Episode 5
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Listeners' questions on music answered. Email r3qt@bbc.co.uk or tweet with hashtag #r3qt.

Art Tatum Tiger Rag
Henry Purcell If Music be the Food of Love
Brian Ferneyhough Carceri D'Invenzione IIb for solo flute
Saturday 2nd June 2012
Hear and Now
Arditti Quartet - Sounds New Festival 2012
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A performance given by the Arditti Quartet at the 2012 Sounds New festival in Canterbury.

Sir Harrison Birtwistle The Triumph of Time
Brian Ferneyhough Exordium