King Edward's Music

Music at King Edward's School, Birmingham

Margaret Cookhorn on BBC Radio 3

Music at King Edward's School, Birmingham; Margaret Cookhorn on the BBC

 

Inside Music

Today, bassoonist and principal contrabassoonist of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Margaret Cookhorn shares her excitement about a rare experience – playing the contrabassoon in chamber music by Mozart. She also analyses how Richard Strauss brings exotic flavours to the orchestra in his take on Salome’s Dance of the Seven Veils, and explains her fascination for patterns in the music of Benjamin Britten. Margaret’s choices range from a miniature by Elgar played by violinist Nigel Kennedy to part of Messiaen’s massive Turangalila Symphony, plus vocal acrobatics from Ella Fitzgerald and Bobby McFerrin.

You can read more at the programme by visiting:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b2jdyd

Music at King Edward's School, Birmingham

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