sat 22/07/2017

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The Seckerson Tapes: The Elias String Quartet

Edward Seckerson

The vibrant Elias String Quartet are 14 years young, well established, and well respected on the international scene. Former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists and recipients of a Borletti-Buitoni...

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Exclusive: Friar Alessandro, The Voice of Assisi

theartsdesk

By day, Friar Alessandro Brustenghi lives and works in the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli in Assisi. In his spare time, he works as a carpenter.  But he also has a new career as, in the...

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The Seckerson Tapes: Pianist Leif Ove Andsnes

Edward Seckerson

Over the next four seasons the Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes will be embarking upon a “Beethoven Journey” that will clock up 150 performances in 55 cities all over the world. At the heart of...

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The Seckerson Tapes: John Wilson on Rodgers and Hammerstein

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John Wilson Orchestra’s stunning 2010 Prom celebration of Rodgers and Hammerstein was as close as those who heard it could imagine to being guests on the 20th Century Fox soundstage c. 1955... the...

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The Arts Desk Radio Show 7

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The seventh radio show from theartsdesk features a wealth of eclectic music, from grime to Bach, while Joe Muggs and Peter Culshaw discuss everything from French café culture of...

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The Arts Desk Radio Show 6

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Welcome to another show, in which Joe guides us around some of the weirder, smokier corners of the broad church of hip hop, and discussion returns to how far genre can stretch and where...

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The Arts Desk Radio Show 5

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Peter has just come back from Lagos, so the first part of the show is a brief tour d’horizon of the dynamic Nigerian pop scene, featuring Asa, Tiwa Savage, 2Face, Flavour and D’Banj, the...

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The Arts Desk Radio Show 4

joe Muggs

So here it is, our fourth show of new, rare, exclusive and peculiar music - as ever recorded at Red Bull Studios with Brendon Harding ably manning the machines.

As ever, the show is vaguely...

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The Arts Desk Radio Show 3

joe Muggs

After a double set of live studio guests in our last show, it's just Joe and Peter this time, and thus a lot more music and discussion. Our intrepid explorers ponder whether there's anything new...

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The Arts Desk Radio Show 2

joe Muggs

Welcome to our second show, brought to you again from the Red Bull Studio in London where it was recorded...

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