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David Walliams Marvellous Musical Podcast

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Join David Walliams as he goes on a marvellous musical journey of discovery and meets some of the most famous names from the history of music – from Ludwig ‘Grumpy’ van Beethoven to 19th-century rock star Franz Liszt. (Please note no composers were harmed in the making of this podcast).

Join David Walliams as he goes on a marvellous musical journey of discovery and meets some of the most famous names from the history of music – from Ludwig ‘Grumpy’ van Beethoven to 19th-century rock star Franz Liszt. (Please note no composers were harmed in the making of this podcast).
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Join David Walliams as he goes on a marvellous musical journey of discovery and meets some of the most famous names from the history of music – from Ludwig ‘Grumpy’ van Beethoven to 19th-century rock star Franz Liszt. (Please note no composers were harmed in the making of this podcast).

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Episodes

Episode 10: John Williams and the Chamber of Star Wars

2/15/2019
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David Walliams takes a ride through the magical career of legendary film composer John Williams, from Star Wars to Harry Potter – with a little help from a ghost. Each episode is also accompanied by a playlist in Apple Music – you can find those here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/curator/classic-fm/1211395150 Music from: John Williams: Star Wars, Main Title – London Symphony Orchestra/Gavin Greenaway (Decca/Classic FM) John Williams: Raiders of the Lost Ark, Raiders March – London Symphony...

Duration:00:19:14

Episode 9: Weird Instruments

2/14/2019
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From a helicopter quartet to a vegetable orchestra, prepare to have your idea of what an ‘instrument’ can be blown wide open. David Walliams explores some of the most fantastical, needlessly complex and sometimes tasty musical instruments that human beings have ever created. Each episode is also accompanied by a playlist in Apple Music – you can find those here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/curator/classic-fm/1211395150 Viola Organista performed by S?awomir Zubrzycki The Vegetable Orchestra...

Duration:00:19:45

Episode 8: The Greatest Schumann

2/13/2019
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It’s time to delve into the tale of Clara Schumann, the phenomenally gifted composer who was, in many ways, The Greatest Schumann. Each episode is also accompanied by a playlist in Apple Music – you can find those here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/curator/classic-fm/1211395150 Clara Schumann: Three Romances – Jennifer Pike and Tom Poster (Chandos) Beethoven: Für Elise – Ji Liu (Classic FM) Robert Schumann: Piano Quartet in E flat – Alexander Melnikov/Jerusalem Quarete (Harmonia Mundi)...

Duration:00:20:59

Episode 7: Beethoven

2/12/2019
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You’ve heard his music, now it’s time to hear his story. David dives into the life of one of history’s greatest – and grumpiest – composers. Each episode is also accompanied by a playlist in Apple Music – you can find those here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/curator/classic-fm/1211395150 Beethoven: Symphony No.5 – Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique/John Eliot Gardiner (SDG) Beethoven: Symphony No.7 – Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique/John Eliot Gardiner (SDG) Walter Murphy: A Fifth...

Duration:00:17:24

Episode 6: Maverick Musicians

2/11/2019
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They broke the mould and changed the face of music. Meet the marvellous mavericks and devilish divas who took the musical world by storm. And don’t be surprised if a number of old friends turn up to join the party… Each episode is also accompanied by a playlist in Apple Music – you can find those here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/curator/classic-fm/1211395150 Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No.13 – Arcadi Volodos (Sony) Rimsky-Korsakov: Flight of the Bumblebee – Royal Scottish National...

Duration:00:18:01

Episode 5: Ballet

2/8/2019
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Ballet: You may think it’s all tutus and tippy toes, but there’s a world of wild, daring and downright bizarre stories behind this dainty dance. Join David Walliams as he journeys around the globe to give us a peek into the highly competitive, and fantastically strange world of ballet. Each episode is also accompanied by a playlist in Apple Music – you can find those here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/curator/classic-fm/1211395150 Music from: Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker – Bergen Philharmonic...

Duration:00:17:19

Episode 4: Staying Alive with Ethel Smyth

2/7/2019
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We journey back a hundred years to explore the life of Ethel Smyth: composer, suffragette and all-round legend. Also, there are pirates. Each episode is also accompanied by a playlist in Apple Music – you can find those here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/curator/classic-fm/1211395150 Music from: Ethel Smyth: Concerto for Violin – BBC Philharmonic Orchestra/Odaline de la Martinez (Chandos) Ethel Smyth: Mass in D – Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series/Philip Brunelle (EMI) Ethel Smyth: The...

Duration:00:18:09

Episode 3: It takes one to (pia)no one

2/6/2019
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This instrument may seem pretty black and white, but there’s more to the piano than meets the eye. Join David Walliams as he travels inside the piano, discovers its most famous players and explores the unlikely ways it changed music forever. Each episode is also accompanied by a playlist in Apple Music – you can find those here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/curator/classic-fm/1211395150 Music from: Beethoven: Für Elise – Ronald Brautigam (BIS); Mozart: Piano Sonata No.11 ‘Alla turca’ – Fazil...

Duration:00:16:56

Episode 2: The Liszt Factor

2/5/2019
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Franz Liszt was music’s first true rock star, baby. Join David Walliams as he enrols in Liszt’s school of cool, and discovers what it really means to rock, old school. Each episode is also accompanied by a playlist in Apple Music – you can find those here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/curator/classic-fm/1211395150 Music from: Liszt: La Campanella – Ji Liu (Classic FM); Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No.2 – Georges Cziffra (Warner); Liszt: Liebesträum – Ji Liu (Classic FM); Liszt: Mephisto Waltz...

Duration:00:19:23

Episode 1: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

2/4/2019
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: You might well have heard of Mozart – but did you know he had a really rude sense of humour? Or that he owned a pet starling? In the first episode, David meets one of the most famous composers of all time… and has a bit of a run in with a music professor. Each episode is also accompanied by a playlist in Apple Music – you can find those here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/curator/classic-fm/1211395150 Music from: Mozart: The Magic Flute – Bayerischen...

Duration:00:17:46

David Walliams' Marvellous Musical Podcast Trailer

1/20/2019
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Subscribe now to get every episode of David Walliams’ Marvellous Musical podcast as soon as it’s released. Now, where did we leave that theremin…?

Duration:00:00:40