Revolting Rhymes and Marvellous Music
Narrator Rebecca Kenny hosts a musical exploration of Roald Dahl’s darkly clever tales, with vibrant wind quintet Magnard Ensemble. Suitable for ages 5-11.
Formed in 2012, the Magnard Ensemble have built a reputation for delivering both high-quality concert performances and dynamic educational projects. The Ensemble created their Revolting Rhymes and Marvellous Music project to celebrate the centenary of Roald Dahl’s birth, in partnership with Paul Patterson, Martin Butler, the City Music Foundation and Music Link International. Featured on BBC Radio 3’s ‘In Tune’ programme, the Ensemble delivered concerts and workshops at venues including Wigmore Hall, the Forge Camden, National Centre for Early Music, Wells Cathedral School, the Hay, Thaxted and Aberystwyth festivals, as well as Repton School, Roald Dahl’s alma mater.
The recording of this project was released with Orchid Classics and was given four stars by BBC Music Magazine. The Ensemble have also released two recordings on Toccata Classics dedicated to the chamber music of Stephen Dodgson.