Friday, 10 September 2010

BBC TWO Scotland - Talking Music

The senior producer at BBC Scotland Learning has just been in touch with news of what sounds like a very interesting new four-part series (click here), tracking rehearsals with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, meeting performing musicians as well as composers such as Sir Peter Maxwell Davies. I am very happy to pass on the additional information sent:

Talking Music

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra is the star of this new four-part documentary series for BBC Two Scotland, going behind the scenes to look at the work of the musicians, conductors, composers and soloists who make up one of Britain's leading symphony orchestras.

Celebrating its 75th Birthday in December this year, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra (BBC SSO) is recognised by the arts world as one of the finest and most versatile orchestras in the UK, a group that can turn its hand from the great classics to cutting edge new music. Over four programmes Talking Music speaks candidly to the players in the orchestra about the practice and absolute dedication required to stay at the top, offering a fascinating look into the lives of professional musicians. The series also features the orchestra’s team of leading conductors, some of the renowned composers who write especially for the BBC SSO, and soloists from the classical and pop music world who perform alongside the orchestra, including violinist Nicola Benedetti and Belle and Sebastian’s Stuart Murdoch.

Talking Music: Conductors

Prog 1/4 NEW

Tuesday 14 September, 11.20pm – 11.50

Repeated 15 September, 2.00pm – 2.30pm

BBC TWO Scotland

Talking Music: Players

Prog 2/4

Tuesday 21 September, 11.20pm – 11.50pm

Repeated 22 September, 2.00pm – 2.30pm

BBC TWO Scotland

Talking Music: Composers

Prog 3/4

Tuesday 28 September, 11.20pm – 11.50pm

Repeated 29 September, 2.00pm – 2.30pm

BBC TWO Scotland

Talking Music: Soloists

Prog 4/4

Tuesday 5 October, 11.20pm – 11.50pm

Repeated 6 October, 2.00pm – 2.30pm

BBC TWO Scotland

Please note, viewers outside Scotland can access this programme on Sky Channel 971, Freesat Channel 960 or the BBC's iPlayer service -

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