Inside Music: Composer Soosan Lolavar explores deep musical connections

Soosan Lolavar is a British-Iranian composer and researcher. Today on Inside Music, she discovers how composers like Janǎćek, Philip Glass and Ligeti often revisit their best ideas. 

Soosan also describes the way her recent treatment for cancer has changed her relationship with music, forging deeper connections with the works of Mahler, Sibelius and Beethoven.

And she also finds how a performance by the legendary Iranian singer Mohammadreza Shajarian conjures moments of freedom, wild horses and the folk traditions of Sicily. 

A series in which each week a musician explores a selection of music – from the inside.

A Tandem Production for BBC Radio 3

This time last year we were still giddy from our Crowdfunder success! Thanks so much again to everyone who’s supported our album collaboration with Soosan and Nonclassical so far.

For all those interested in our progress—Soosan speaks openly about her year here for Inside Music, while I continue my fundraising crusade to support our sizeable project team..

We hope to regale you all with a 2022 release! In the meantime, our Crowdfunder remains open for donations of any/every size

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