BBC Radio 3
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Sunday, April 8, 2007
Discovering Music Live
“Nielsen Flute Concerto”
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Sharon Bezaly, flute
Kenneth Woods, conductor
Stephen Johnson, presenter
From the Radio 3 website-
“Nielsen Flute Concerto
Sunday 8 April 2007 17:00-18:30 (Radio 3)
Nielsen composed his witty and imaginative flute concerto for a member of the Danish Wind Quintet, conveying much of the character and personality of the player in the piece. Radio 3 New Generation Artist Sharon Bezaly is the soloist in this workshop with BBC NOW conducted by Ken Woods.”
This program, which was recorded live in October, is a fascinating look inside one of the quirkier works in the repertoire. The soloist is Sharon Bezaly- although she’s probably the busiest recording artist among contemporary flautists, she has not yet recorded this work, so this is a must-hear for flute nuts everywhere, as well as fans of Nielsen, and those who’ve never quite warmed to this piece.
You can read about our experiences preparing the program here, and there is a nice, informal review from the blog “Cardiff to Catalonia” here.Discovering Music programs are archived on the Radio 3 website, so you can listen at your leisure once the program is broadcast by going to the Discovering Music page (we’ll post a direct link to the feed once it is established). You can hear my last program (a Telegraph Critics Pick of the Week) on the Haydn Trumpet Concerto here.