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Composer of the Week - John McCabe (1939- ) - Episode 5


Donald Macleod meets British composer, pianist, writer and critic John McCabe, who performs in the studio and discusses his life at the age of 70. Donald talks to McCabe about a number of new works he is premiering, asking what the future holds as a composer and performer. Including McCabe's Pilgrim for string orchestra - inspired by his love of the music of Vaughan Williams - the Double Concerto for clarinet and oboe, and the composer himself performing 10th study for piano, Tunstall Chimes. McCabe: Gwaithla Brook (Two Gladestry Quatrains - 2003/2005) Gillian Keith (soprano) Simon Lepper (piano) METRONOME METCD1065, Tr 2 McCabe: Study No 10 (Tunstall Chimes - Hommage a Ravel, 2004) John McCabe (piano) SPECIALLY RECORDED McCabe: Pilgrim, for double string orchestra (1998) BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Christopher Austin (conductor) DUTTON CDLX 7179, Tr 9 McCabe: Concerto for oboe and clarinet (1987-8) Jennifer Galloway (oboe) John Bradbury (clarinet) BBC Philharmonic Clark Rundell (conductor) BBC Archive.