Something for the weekend!

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What they've said…

'I'll never be asked to do any solos, but I feel I've got an important bit of myself back'
Radio 3 presenter Katie Derham on learning the violin again after thirty years

 

On air

Last year no American orchestras made it across the pond to the Proms, so make sure to tune in for the Minnesota's two Proms this weekend. Shostakovich's Cello Concerto and Bruckner's Fourth Symphony are on the programme tonight (Radio 3, 7.30pm); followed by Berg's Violin Concerto 'dedicated to a memory of an angel' and Beethoven's iconic Symphony No. 9 tomorrow (Radio 3, 7.30pm).

 

On this day...

 …in 1611, the Spanish organist and composer Tomas Luis de Victoria was born. One of the great Renaissance composers, he's sometimes described as the 'Spanish Palestrina'. It's thought he studied with the Italian master in Rome, after being sent there by King Philip II of Spain.

 

Questionable CD covers

On our CD shelves this week: an out of this world experience for conductor-composer Tugrul Karatas?

 

And finally…