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Richard Scott’s monthly excursion into classical music, examining the lives and experiences of classical musicians in London and featuring a refined mix of live guests, reviews and some of the most beautiful classical music, opera and film scores ever written.

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The Golden Form, Vol. 7: A Jubilee Special

Episode 7 of The Golden Form is a Jubilee Special, recorded live at the Wilton’s Way Jubilee Street Party.
We are joined by composer for screen and ardent royalist James Jones to play music specially written
for the royal family and for royal occasions over the centuries and other great British classics
 including Parry, Handel, Purcell, Holst and Vaughan-Williams.

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Posted on: June 19, 2012

The Golden Form, Vol. 6

In episode six of The Golden Form we explore the world of the Counter-tenor with the singer Owen Willetts and play some of the greatest music written for them by Handel, Purcell and Bach.

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Posted on: March 26, 2012

The Golden Form, Vol. 5

In January’s episode of The Golden Form we are celebrating winter. In an attempt to lift the January Blues we are playing music by Debussy, Glass, Purcell and Schubert;
and we are joined by the actor Richard Crawley who will be reading some great wintery poems by Robert Frost, Margaret Atwood, Charles Simic, Wallace Stevens and Thomas Hardy.

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Posted on: February 6, 2012

The Golden Form – Christmas Special Pt. II

In our second Christmas Special, The Golden Form’s Richard Scott is are joined by Jonathan Bunney, director of music at St. Giles in the Fields, to discuss his favourite Christmas Carols and the actress Julia Sandiford reads T.S.Eliot’s poem ‘Journey of the Magi’ alongside an excerpt from Britten’s fourth Canticle for three male voices, based on the poem. And we end the show with a chorus of shepards and the angels from Handel’s Messiah.

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Posted on: December 26, 2011

The Golden Form, Vol. 3: Christmas Special

In a special Christmas episode of The Golden Form we are joined by the actress Liz Chan reading from W. H. Auden’s poem For The Time Being: A Christmas Oratorio alongside highlights from Bach’s sacred masterpiece The Christmas Oratorio conducted by John Eliot Gardiner.

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Posted on: December 21, 2011