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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Radio 3

Alex recently appeared on two Radio 3 shows. On Private Passions, Sunday 4 March 2007 12:00-13:00, he chose his own music:

Sig M. Berkeley: The Wakeful Poet (from Music from Chaucer) (pub. OUP) - Beaux-Arts Brass Quintet

Bart Howard: Fly me to the moon - Frank Sinatra/Count Basie Orchestra

Bach: Schlummert ein (from Ich habe genug, BWV 82) (opening) - Lorraine Hunt Lieberson (mezzo)/The Orchestra of Emmanuel Music/Craig Smith

Marvin Gaye: Mercy, Mercy Me - Marvin Gaye

Walton: This Day is called the Feast of Crispian (from Henry V) - Sir Laurence Olivier/Philharmonia Orchestra/Sir William Walton (rec. 1946)

Britten: The Piano (from The Turn of the Screw, Act II) - Jennifer Vyvyan (Governess)/Joan Cross (Mrs Grose)/Olive Dyer (Flora)/English Opera Group Orchestra/Benjamin Britten

Stravinsky: Contento forse vivere - Con queste paroline (from Pulcinella) - Anna Caterina Antonacci (soprano)/

William Shimell (baritone)/Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra/Riccardo Chailly

Ellington: Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue (exc.) - Duke Ellington Orchestra (rec. live at Newport, 1956)

Arnold: Concerto for two pianos (2nd mvt - Andante con moto) - Cyril Smith, Phyllis Sellick (pianos)/CBSO/Sir Malcolm Arnold

The full list of Alex's choices can be found at:
Private Passions

And Alex appeared as one of the readers on: By the Sea on Sunday 18 March 2007 22:30-0:00. Fiona Shaw and Alex read a selection of poetry and prose on a sea theme from Elizabeth Bishop, Michael Longley, Charles Dickens, John Masefield and Hugo Williams, with music inspired by the sea by Charles Trenet, Benjamin Britten, Mozart and Mendelssohn.

Alex read the following pieces:

HUGO WILLIAMS The Sea
OGDEN NASH Pretty Halcyon Days
JOHN KEATS On First Looking Into Chapman's Homer
CHARLES CAUSLEY Morwenstow
TOM PAULIN Sea Wind
CHARLES DICKENS David Copperfield
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE The Tempest (with Fiona Shaw)
JOHN MASEFIELD Sea Fever
MATTHEW ARNOLD Dover Beach

The broadcast is available for seven days after the original broadcast on:
Words and Music

Thanks to Lori!

1 comment:

pennyforyourdreams said...

Hi Jolande,

Just to let you know Alex is reading "On Chesil Beach" By Ian McEwan, the Book at Bedtime on Radio 4 next week Mon-Fri at 10.45pm. Enjoy:)

Kind regards,

Penny