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paul g adsett

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a gentle nudge,
should anyone be interested,
here's a programme which might well be worth a watch.
and here's the radio times, david butcher preview of it:

There aren’t many pieces of classical music that can genuinely knock you sideways the first time you hear them. But George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue is one of them – and is still in a class of its own when it comes to taking popular music and giving it the full orchestral kitchen sink. 

This is the first of an occasional series taking great 20th-century classical works and dissecting what makes them tick – in this case the rhythms of 1920s New York jazz. Previews weren’t available but it’ll be interesting to hear what conductor Thomas Dausgaard and the musicians of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra – who also perform the piece in full – have to say. Josie d’Arby presents.

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New series. Josie d'Arby presents the first in a series of performances by BBC Orchestras providing an in-depth exploration of famous pieces of classical music. At Glasgow City Halls, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra play Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, with piano soloist Marc André Hamelin and conductor Thomas Dausgaard. Featuring contributions from composer Julian Joseph and biographer David Benedict.


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