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February 5, 2021

Sasha Geffen How SOPHIE’s Music Inspired a Generation of Underground Artists

Five musicians and SOPHIE fans, from Mykki Blanco to Lyra Pramuk to Backxwash, reflect on what made the artist’s work so arresting, and what it illuminated in its gleam.

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Alex Ross Heine v. Platen

A Cultural Comment on the New Yorker website.

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New video by Help Musicians on YouTube

Help Musicians supports ili to release music during pandemic
We provide support to musicians like ili, to ensure that musicians achieve their creative potential, including financial help to develop their skills, grow their portfolio and build a career.

To find out more about our creative support, please visit:

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New video by Help Musicians on YouTube

Help Musicians supports Frank Farell to rebuild a career as an artist
Frank Farrell has become a reputable figure within the electronic music industry, having honed his skills as both an artist and engineer. In this time, Frank has played of some of the country’s leading nightclubs, as well as international tour appearances in New Zealand, Ibiza and Ireland.

“Help Musicians have helped give me the opportunity to refocus my career, from primarily a teaching role, into rebuilding my career as an artist and also to relaunch my studio business, which largely attracts customers within the genres in which I write as an artist.”

To find out more about what support you could receive, please visit:

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Fun times with Fin DAC chatting to British GQ about our joint project MIDARO!The prints will be…

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Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Franz Schubert’s short life spanned a crucial period in music history as the elegant, classical stylings of Mozart and Haydn were giving way to the drama and passion of the romantic era. Schubert came to embody that transformation, in music that was all about personal expression and individual inspiration. This week, Donald Macleod throws the spotlight on Schubert’s chamber music and explores the stories around five key works for small ensembles.

Music Featured:

Pensa, che questo istante, D76
Symphony No 2 in B flat major, D125 (III. Menuetto & IV. Presto vivace)
Fantasie in G minor, for four hands, D9
Kyrie in D minor, K49
String Quartet No 10 in E flat major, D87
Klage, D436
Andenken, D423
Widerhall, D428
Die Bürgschaft, D435 (excerpt)
Symphony No 5 in B flat, D485 (Andante con moto & Menuetto)
String Quartet No 11 in E, D353
March in E major, D606
Overture in D major, D556
Salve Regina in A major, D676
Erlafsee, D586
Atys, D585
Piano Quintet in A major, “Die Forelle” D667 (Scherzo, Thema, Finale)
Rosamunde, D797 (The Full Moon Shines)
Die schöne Müllerin, D795 (Das Wandern, Ungeduld & Trockne Blumen)
String Quartet No 13 in A minor, D804 “Rosamunde” (Allegro ma non troppo & Andante)
Sonata for piano duet in C, Grand Duo D812 (Scherzo & Allegro Vivace)
Fugue in E minor, D952
Auf dem Strom, D943
String Quintet in C, D956 (Adagio & Scherzo)
String Quartet No 14 in D minor, D810 “Death and the Maiden” (Andante con moto)

Presented by Donald Macleod
Produced by Luke Whitlock, for BBC Wales

For full track listings, including artist and recording details, and to listen to the pieces featured in full (for 30 days after broadcast) head to the series page for Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

And you can delve into the A-Z of all the composers we’ve featured on Composer of the Week here:

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Wire mix: Muqata’a

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Henry Bruce-Jones Evitceles & Rim Mustafin reflect on architecture and memory in ‘Endless Reach’

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Sam Richards Peggy Seeger announces “probably” her final album, First Farewell

85-year-old folk legend Peggy Seeger has announced what is “probably” her final album.

Her 24th solo album First Farewell will be released on April 9 via Red Grape Music. Watch a live performance of first single “The Invisible Woman”, featuring her sons Neill and Calum MacColl, below:

“The Invisible Woman” was co-written with Neill. “He was hesitant for ages about co-writing with me,” says Seeger. “He turned up at my home one day, laid his 6’1” self along my two-seater sofa and laconically offered a possible subject for a song. ‘The Invisible Woman’ strolled in gradually, wearing clown shoes and lace underwear. We ended up with a song that expressed an uncomfortable new feeling that was creeping up on us both but that echoed the folk songs that I’d sung to him since birth.”

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