14 Jul 2013

Composer of the Week - Thea Musgrave

From Composer of the Week, 9:05 am on 14 July 2013

Thea MusgraveDespite living in the United States for most of her life, composer Thea Musgrave will always remain a Scot at heart. She studied, first in Edinburgh, and then with the legendary Nadia Boulanger in Paris. She has gone on to have a successful career writing music in many genres: orchestral, choral, operatic, and chamber.

Hannah Darroch spoke to Musgrave recently about her life and works, and you can hear some of what the composer had to say in the programme. Key points are her love of drama and her drawing of inspiration from other art forms. (Photograph: Christian Steiner.)

Music Details

MUSGRAVE: Summer’s a pleasant time, from Songs for a Winter’s Evening - Lisa Milne (sop), BBC Scottish SO / Osmo Vänskä (NMC D153)
MUSGRAVE: Concerto for Orchestra - Scottish National Orchestra / Thea Musgrave (Lyrita SRCD 253)
MUSGRAVE: Horn Concerto - Scottish National Orchestra / Thea Musgrave (Lyrita SRCD 253)
MUSGRAVE: I am my mammy’s ae bairn, from Songs for a Winter’s Evening - Lisa Milne (sop), BBC Scottish SO / Osmo Vänskä (NMC D153)
MUSGRAVE: Narcissus - Victoria Soames Samek (cl) (Clarinet Classics CC 0039)
MUSGRAVE: Voices from the Ancient World, Pan - Scottish Flute Trio (Metier MSV CD 92041)
MUSGRAVE: Summer, from The Seasons - BBC Scottish SO / Thea Musgrave (Cala CACD 1023)
MUSGRAVE: Summer, from The Seasons - BBC Scottish SO / Thea Musgrave (Cala CACD 1023)
MUSGRAVE: O, whistle an’ I’ll come to ye, my lad, from Songs for a Winter's Evening - Lisa Milne (sop), BBC Scottish SO / Osmo Vänskä (NMC D153)

For more information on her works, see Thea Musgrave’s website.