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LISTENING TO TCHAIKOVSKY: Béla Hartmann uses his knowledge of Eastern Europe to argue against the banning of all Russian culture following Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine.
Thea Musgrave, the Scottish composer, was born in Edinburgh on 27 May 1928. She studied with Nadia Boulanger and Aaron Copland. She has spent much of her life residing in America, where she wrote the opera Mary, Queen of Scots in 1976 to much critical applause. An earlier Clarinet Concerto enables the soloist to move around the orchestra playing with different groups of instruments.
Further information: theamusgrave.com
Ensemble. Water Under the Bridge - Mike Wheeler welcomes Mark Elder and the Hallé Orchestra back to Nottingham's Royal Concert Hall for the opening of the new season
Record box - Flute tones. Basil Ramsey reports on the unusual in ensemble