Master Engineers

feat. Bach, Liszt, Dutilleux, R. Strauss & Tallis

This week on Grammofy we're shining a light on some of classical music's most supreme pieces of structural engineering;

works which see traditional forms or genres stretched way beyond their previous limits, and we've chosen a selection which takes you from the Elizabethan era right through to the late 1970s. First up is Johann Sebastian Bach's Sonata No 3 for solo violin, played here by Boris Begelman. Next comes Liszt's Piano Sonata in B minor from Paul Lewis, after which we have Quatuor Hermès recording of Dutilleux's Ainsi la nuit string quartet. Richard Strauss's magnificent Alpine Symphony follows, from Bernard Haitink and the London Symphony Orchestra, before we climax on one of the crowning achievements of the English choral tradition, Thomas Tallis's Spem in Alium sung here by The Tallis Scholars. Have fun!

Curation: Charlotte Gardner

Speaker: Charlotte Gardner

Visual Art: Philipp Nicolai Hertel

  • Master Engineers

  • An introduction to Bach — Violin Sonata No. 3 in C major BWV 1005

  • Violin Sonata No. 3 in C major BWV 1005 Preview Only

    Johann Sebastian Bach

    Boris Begelman2016
  • An introduction to Liszt — Piano Sonata in b minor

  • Piano Sonata in b minor Preview Only

    Franz Liszt

    Paul Lewis
  • An introduction to Dutilleux — Ainsi la nuit

  • Ainsi la nuit Preview Only

    Henri Dutilleux

    Quatuor Hermès2016
  • An introduction to Strauss, R — Eine Alpensinfonie

  • Eine Alpensinfonie Preview Only

    Richard Strauss

    Bernard Haitink, London Symphony Orchestra2008
  • An introduction to Tallis — Spem in alium

  • Spem in alium Preview Only

    Thomas Tallis

    The Tallis Scholars, Peter Philipps

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