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Frank Renton on Brass - with something a bit special

In our free Frank Renton on Brass podcast this week we've Frank's Track of the Week from our weekly subscriber Music Podcast and an additional track that conjures up a particular memory or has been important in Frank's life of music. 

Our Track of the Week comes from a young trumpet player who is gradually forging a reputation as an international soloist who we like to think had her first taste of fame as the winner of the BBC Radio 2 Young Brass award way back in 2014. 

It's Matilda Lloyd and it's delightful!

Frank's second track is in his opinion one of the greatest pieces ever written for the brass band, and in 1991 he and the Grimethorpe Colliery Band were to give the first performance of the music as reward for being selected as BBC Band of the Year.

"Its sheer virtuosity is remarkable, and conducting it is truly one of the high points of my long musical career. So, enjoy the The Grimethorpe Colliery Band, playing Paganini Variations by Philip Wilby. The stuff of genius!"

This is the last free podcast of this series, but we'll be back with a longer free podcast after the Summer, with news, reviews and interviews and some more truly wonderful music, so until then from Frank, it's "thanks for listening and bye now!".