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ウィークエンドサンシャイン 特別編 〜 ラジオの魔法、ラジオのチカラ 〜

ピーター・バラカンさんが、こだわりの選曲で良質な音楽とワールドワイドな音楽情報を伝える『ウィークエンドサンシャイン』。2014年はピーター・バラカンさんが東京に来て40年、そしてこの番組がスタートしてから15周年という節目の年でもありました。さらに、2015年ラジオ放送開始90年の記念イヤーを目前に控えた今回は、「ラジオ」をテーマにお届けする、4時間30分の拡大版です!

番組では、細野晴臣さん、矢野顕子さん、『ミュージックプラザ(毎週月曜〜木曜 後4:00〜5:20)』のDJとしてもおなじみの矢口清治さん、そして、ラジオDJの鷲巣功さんという、ラジオと関わりの深い4人の豪華ゲストをお招きして、ラジオにまつわるあれこれを語ります。さらに、リスナーの皆さんから寄せられた昔のラジオ番組の録音を紹介する『お宝ラジオ音源発掘!』のコーナーでは、ピーター・バラカンさんやゲストの方々が70年代後半から80年代に放送していたラジオ番組を紹介。今では貴重となっている音源を聴きながら、当時のエピソードなどを語っていただきます。どうぞお楽しみに!

http://www.nhk.or.jp/fm-blog/2014/12/24/

http://www4.nhk.or.jp/sunshine/

放送日: 2014年12月27日(土)

放送時間: 午前7:20〜午前11:50(270分)

〜 特別編 ラジオの魔法、ラジオのチカラ 〜

ピーター・バラカン

(ゲスト)

細野晴臣

矢野顕子

矢口清治

鷲巣功

THIS WEEK'S PLAYLIST

http://www4.nhk.or.jp/sunshine/66/

(曲名 / アーティスト名 // アルバム名)

01. Heaven’s Radio / Sister Bessie Griffin // Powerhouse Gospel On Independant Labels

02. I'll Take You There / Boukou Groove // A Lil' Boukou In Your Cup

03. Gone To Fortingall / Jerry Douglas // Traveler

04. A Paris / Michel Legrand // I Love Paris

05. I Tawt I Taw A Puddy Tat / Mel Blanc // Hello Children...Everywhere

06. 浪路遥かに / Billy Vaughn // Billy Vaughn And His Orchestra

07. Yakety Yak / Coasters // 50 Coastin' Classics

08. It’s Not Unusual / Tom Jones // The British Invasion: The History Of British Rock, Vol. 5

09. Jivin’ Around / Sandy Nelson // Teen Beat 1959-1961

10. 魅せられしギター / The Three Suns // Perfect Roots & Blues Collection


11. Heinz Baked Beans~Mary Anne With The Shaky Hand / The Who // The Who Sell Out

12. Oh My Love ~ラジオから愛のうた~ / 坂本冬美 / Oh my love~ラジオから愛のうた~ 幸せハッピー

13. Bluebird / Buffalo Springfield // Again/Atlantic

14. I Got My Mojo Working / Paul Butterfield Blues Band // The Paul Butterfield Blues Band

15. Call Me The Breeze / J.J. Cale // Honky Tonk Charlie Gillett's Radio Picks

16. It's Not The Spotlight / Rod Stewart // Atantic Crossing

17. Here She Comes Now / Velvet Underground // White Light / White Heat

18. Pilentze Pee / The Bulgarian State Radio & Television Female Choir // Le Mystère Des Voix Bulgares

19. Summer Samba / Walter Wanderley // Rain Forest

20. Soulful Strut / Young-Holt Unlimited // Soulful Strut


21. The “In” Crowd / Ramsey Lewis // Hang On Sloopy

22. Sun Goddess / Ramsey Lewis // Sun Goddess

23. The Jezebel Spirit / Brian Eno + David Byrne // My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts

24. She Blinded Me With Science / Thomas Dolby // Like, Omigod! The 80's Pop Culture Box (Totally)

25. Signed, Sealed, Delivered / Stevie Wonder // Love Songs - 20 Classic Hits

26. And I Love Her / Gary McFarland // Soft Samba

27. Midnight Rider / Allman Brothers Band // Idlewild South/Capricorn

28. 風太 / 矢野顕子 // Japanese Girl

29. Watchi Wara / Bantous Jazz // The shrine presents Afrobeat the funkiest music ever made

30. Hello, Goodbye / The Beatles // Magical Mystery Tour


31. Take A Chance With Me / Roxy Music // Avalon

32. Sing / Carpenters // The Singles 1969-1973

33. How I Got Over / Aretha Franklin // Amazing Grace: The Complete Recordings

34. The Way We Were / Barbra Streisand // The Way We Were

35. Cold Sweat/Rip, Rig & Panic / T.J. Kirk // T.J. Kirk

36. Wherever I Lay My Hat (That’s My Home) / Paul Young // No Parlez

37. Say What You Like: Dr. Didg // Serotonality


Travelling Folk

Bruce MacGregor presents Radio Scotland's flagship folk programme and brings you the very best of today's music and song.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00tlyrt

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Phil Cunningham

http://www.theedinburghreporter.co.uk/2014/11/phil-cunninghams-christmas-songbook-returns-to-capital/

Christmas Day 2014

20:05

BBC Radio Scotland

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04vdj87

Join Bruce MacGregor for a festive special, including an eavesdrop on Phil Cunningham's Christmas Song Book. Also music from The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl, The Chieftains, Ange Hardy, Elephant Sessions and many more!

Music Played

01. The Bells of Dublin

The Chieftains

The Bells of Dublin

RD60824

02. Fada Cian Ann An Staball

Kathleen MacInnes & Bun Sgoil Ghaidhlig

Brigh Na Nollaig

HH2011001

03. Deck The Halls/ John Clifford’s # 1/ Jingle Bells

Cherish the Ladies

A Star in the East

Big Mammy Records

Now That's What I Call Christmas

Now That's What I Call Christmas

04. Fairytale of New York

The Pogues & Kirsty MacColl

Now That's What I Call Xmas

Virgin/ EMI

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Now-Thats-What-Call-Xmas/dp/B0046BQ0D0/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1419685199&sr=1-1

05. Looking Through

Mike Vass

Decemberwell

RHS003CD

06. Baby, It’s Cold Outside

Cerys Matthews with Tom Jones

Baby, It’s Cold Outside

RWMCD007

07. In Need of The Boatbuilders

Elephant Sessions

The Elusive Highland Beauty

CDTES001

Flight of Time

Flight of Time

08. Scotland’s Winter

Siobhan Miller

Flight of Time

Siobhan Miller

09. The Little Holly Tree

Ange Hardy

The Little Holly Tree

STREC1655

10. Christmas Eve/ Oiche Nollag/ High Road To Linton

Eileen Ivers

An Irish Christmas

Compass

11. In The Bleak Midwinter

Barbara Dickson

Winter

CTVPCD011

12. Christmas Strip The Willow

Fergie MacDonald

The Ceilidh King

CD106

13. Oh Little Town of Bethlehem/ God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

The Brass Section

Phil Cunningham's Christmas Songbook

Phil Cunningham's Christmas Songbook

14. Silent Night

The Brass Section

Phil Cunningham's Christmas Songbook

Phil Cunningham's Christmas Songbook

15. The Holly and The Ivy

The Brass Section

Phil Cunningham's Christmas Songbook

Phil Cunningham's Christmas Songbook

16. Scarlet Ribbons

The Brass Section

Phil Cunningham's Christmas Songbook

Phil Cunningham's Christmas Songbook

17. Christmas Day In Da Morning/ Mr Anderson's Fine Tunes/ Margaret Anne's Wedding Anniversary/ Johnny's Jig

Instrumental Section

Phil Cunningham's Christmas Songbook

Phil Cunningham's Christmas Songbook

18. Mary's Boys Child

Various Artists

Phil Cunningham's Christmas Songbook

Phil Cunningham's Christmas Songbook

19. Away in a Manger

Various Artists

Phil Cunningham's Christmas Songbook

Phil Cunningham's Christmas Songbook

20. Christmas Jig/ Christmas Reel

Instrumental Section

Phil Cunningham's Christmas Songbook

Phil Cunningham's Christmas Songbook

21. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

Various Artists

Phil Cunningham's Christmas Songbook

Phil Cunningham's Christmas Songbook

22. Shining Star

Various Artists

Phil Cunningham's Christmas Songbook

Phil Cunningham's Christmas Songbook

23. Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Various Artists

Phil Cunningham's Christmas Songbook

Phil Cunningham's Christmas Songbook

24. Sweet Chiming Christmas Bells

Various Artists

Phil Cunningham's Christmas Songbook

Phil Cunningham's Christmas Songbook


Jazz on 3

Programme showcasing the pick of today's live jazz recordings, as well as talking to leading players, reviewing new releases and looking back over the history of the music

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006tt0y

Best of 2014

Mon 22 Dec 2014

23:00

BBC Radio 3

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04vd1ld

Jez Nelson presents a look back at the best albums and live recordings of 2014, featuring selections from studio guests Helen Mayhew and John Fordham.

Included in the playlist are highlights from several performances that have marked the biggest moments in the British jazz calendar, including the reunion of big band Loose Tubes, the 70th birthday of saxophonist Evan Parker and the Mercury Prize-nominated return of Polar Bear. Also on the billing are some of the most exciting albums to have emerged Stateside, including offerings from Steve Lehman's octet and trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire. And Jez, Helen and John mark your cards for 2015 with their discoveries of the year.

Presenter: Jez Nelson

Producer: Chris Elcombe

Music Played

01. It’s Christmas Time

Sun Ra Presents The Qualities

Composer: Sun Ra

Norton Records

John Fordham (The Guardian) and Helen Mayhew (Jazz FM) join Jez in the studio

02. Sunny

Loose Tubes

Composer: John Eacott

Loose Tubes in concert at Ronnie Scott's, London on 8 May 2014

03. Triality

Julian Argüelles

Composer: Julian Argüelles

Circularity

CamJazz

04. Biankoméko

David Virelles

Composer: David Virelles

Mbókò

ECM

05. Anthropology

Jake Labazzi

Composer: Charlie Parker

Jake Labazzi in concert at the BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year final

06. Phlegma Phighter

Michael Wollny Trio

Composer: Michael Wollny

Michael Wollny Trio in concert at The Playhouse Theatre, Cheltenham Jazz Festival on 3 May 2014

07. Segregated and Sequential

Steve Lehman Octet

Composer: Steve Lehman

Mise en Abîme

Pi

08. A Breath Away

Norma Winstone

Composer: Ralph Towner/ Norma Winstone

Dance Without Answer

ECM

09. Reed Greed 3

Evan Parker

Composer: Evan Parker

Evan Parker in session for Jazz on 3 at St Peter's Church, Whitstable on 8 October 2014

10. Chotpot

Polar Bear

Composer: Sebastian Rochford

Polar Bear in concert at XOYO, London on 2 April 2014

11. Azaro

Elliot Galvin Trio

Composer: Elliot Galvin

Elliot Galvin Trio in concert as part of Pop-up Circus' 'Kitchen Sink Series' in London on 13 April 2014

12. Strife of Life

Engines Orchestra & Phil Meadows Group

Composer: Phil Meadows

Lifecycles

Engines Imprint

13. Marie Christie

Ambrose Akinmusire

Composer: Ambrose Akinmusire

The Imagined Savior is Far Easier to Paint

Blue Note


Jazz Record Requests

Jazz records from across the genre, played in special sequences to highlight the wonders of jazz history. All pieces have been specifically requested by Radio 3 listeners

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006tnn9

Review of 2014

Sat 27 Dec 2014

17:00

BBC Radio 3

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04vdfpw

Alyn Shipton presents listeners' requests looking back at jazz events of 2014. There are suggestions of new bands to follow, memories of gigs and of musicians no longer with us.

Music Played

01. Steppin' Out

Greg Abate Quartet

Performer: John Lockwood, Tim Ray, Mark Walker, Greg Abate

Motif

Whaling City Sound, 7

02. I'm In The Market For You

Archie Semple & Fred Hunt

Performer: Fred Hunt, Allan Ganley, Dickie Hawdon, Dave Stevens, Archie Semple, Archie Semple, Billy Reid

The Clarinet of Archie Semple

Lake, 18

03. Gone With The Wind

Ben Webster Art Tatum Quartet

Performer: Bill Douglass, Art Tatum, Ben Webster, Red Callender

The Art Tatum - Ben Webster Quartet

Poll Winners, 3

04. Over The Rainbow

Keith Jarrett

La Scala

ECM, 3

05. Dusk Fire

The New Jazz Orchestra

Performer: Derek Watkins, Henry Lowther, Barbara Thompson, Don Rendell, Ian Carr, Mike Gibbs, Dave Gelly, Jack Bruce, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Jon Hiseman, Neil Ardley, Frank Ricotti, George Smith, Derek Wadsworth, Harry Beckett, Tony Russell, John Mumford, Jim Philip

Le Dejeuner Sur L'Herbe

Dusk Fire, 5

06. Tuxedo Rag

Ken Colyer's Jazzmen

Performer: Dick Smith, Ken Colyer, Acker Bilk, Stan Greig, Diz Disley, Ed O’Donnell

New Orleans To London and Back To The Delta

LAKE, 16

07. Too Much Love

Euan Barton

Performer: Euan Barton, Alyn Cosker, Tom Gibbs, Adam Jackson

Too Much Love

Whirlwind Records, 7

08. Look To The Rainbow

Dinah Washington

Dinah!

Emarcy, 1

09. Birdland

The Manhattan Transfer

Performer: Alan Paul, Yaron Gershovsky, Tim Hauser, Janis Siegel, Cheryl Betine

Extensions

Atlantic, 1

10. Beautiful But Why

Michel Petrucciani & Ron McClure

Performer: Michel Petrucciani, Ron McClure

Cold Blues

Owl Records, 1

11. Half Nelson

Miles Davis

Performer: Miles Davis, t; John Coltrane, ts; Red Garland, p; Paul Chambers, b; Philly Joe Jones, d.

Workin' with the Miles Davis Quintet

Prestige, 7


Geoffrey Smith's Jazz

Geoffrey Smith's Jazz does exactly what it says on the tin: a weekly programme in which Geoffrey Smith shares his love of jazz, through an exploration of its great writers, singers and players, as told from his own individual perspective.

Each programme take us through his personally-selected playlist of tracks. It's loosely-themed; maybe a great artist, a jazz style or something more off-the-wall. But that serves as just the start of a fascinating journey to the heart of the music Geoffrey is so passionate about.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01h5z0s

Count Basie: Episode 1

Sun 28 Dec 2014

00:00

BBC Radio 3

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01nznws

In 1936, The Count Basie Band came sweeping out of the West, to amaze America with great soloists such as Lester Young, and the most swinging rhythm section in jazz. In the first of two programmes, Geoffrey Smith celebrates the Basie effect with that original band, followed next week by the Count's famous crew from the 1950s and 60s.

Music Played

01. Shoe Shine Boy

Lester Young

Composer: Cahn/ Chaplin

Performers: Count Basie, p; Carl Smith, t; Lester Young, ts; Walter Page, b; Jo Jones, d.

October 1936

Lester Leaps In

Proper, P1129, CD1, Tr.1

02. Roseland Shuffle

Count Basie & His Orchestra

Composer: Basie

Performers: Count Basie, p; Buck Clayton, Joe Keyes, Carl Smith, t; George Hunt, Dan Minor, tb; Caughey Roberts, as; Herschel Evans, Lester Young, ts; Jack Washington, as, bs; Claude Williams, g; Walter Page, b; Fletcher Henderson, arr; Jo Jones, d.

January 1937

Count Basie and His Orchestra 1937/ 1939

Jazz Archives, 160652 (1), Tr.3

03. One O'Clock Jump

Count Basie & His Orchestra

Composer: Basie

Performers: Count Basie, p; Buck Clayton, Ed Lewis, Bobby Moore, t; George Hunt, Dan Minor, tb; Earl Warren, as; Hershel Evans, ts, cl; Lester Young, ts; Jack Washington, bs, as; Freddie Green, g; Walter Page, b; Jo Jones, d; Eddie Durham, Buster Smith, arr.

July 1937

Ken Burns Jazz: Count Basie

Verve, 549 090-2. Tr.2

04. John's Idea

Count Basie & His Orchestra

Composer: Durham/ Basie

Performers: Count Basie, p; Buck Clayton, Ed Lewis, Bobby Moore, t; George Hunt, Dan Minor, tb; Earl Warren, as; Hershel Evans, ts, cl; Lester Young, ts; Jack Washington, bs, as; Freddie Green, g; Walter Page, b; Jo Jones, d; Eddie Durham, arr.

July 1937

Ken Burns Jazz: Count Basie

Verve, 549 090-2. Tr.3

05. Blue and Sentimental

Count Basie & His Orchestra

Composer: Basie/ David/ Livingston

Performers: Count Basie, p; Buck Clayton, Harry Edison, Ed Lewis, t; Eddie Durham, tb, arr; Dan Minor, Benny Morton, tb; Earl Warren, as; Hershel Evans, ts; Lester Young, ts, c; Jack Washington, bs, as; Freddie Green, g; Walter Page, b; Jo Jones, d.

June 1938

Ken Burns Jazz: Count Basie

Verve, 549 090-2. Tr.7

06. Jumpin' at the Woodside

Count Basie & His Orchestra

Composer: Basie

Performers: Count Basie, p; Buck Clayton, Harry Edison, Ed Lewis, t; Dan Minor, Benny Morton, Dicky Wells, tb; Earl Warren, as; Lester Young, Hershel Evans, ts, cl; Jack Washington, bs, as; Freddie Green, g; Walter Page, b; Jo Jones, d.

August 1938

Ken Burns Jazz: Count Basie

Verve, 549 090-2. Tr.5

07. Taxi War Dance

Lester Young

Composer: Basie/ Young

Performers: Count Basie, p; Buck Clayton, Shad Collins, Harry Edison, t; Dickie Wells, Benny Morton, Dan Minor, tb; Earl Warren, as; Buddy Tate, Lester Young, ts; Jack Washington, bs; Freddy Green, g; Walter Page, b; Jo Jones, d.

March 1939

Lester Leaps In

Proper, P1129. CD1, Tr.22

08. Cherokee Pts 1 & 2

Lester Young

Composer: Noble

Performers: Count Basie, p; Buck Clayton, Shad Collins, Harry Edison, Ed Lewis, t; Dickie Wells, Benny Morton, Dan Minor, tb; Earl Warren, as; Lester Young, Chu Berry, ts; Jack Washington, bs; Freddy Green, g; Walter Page, b; Jo Jones, d.

February 1939

Lester Leaps In

Proper, P1129. Tr.20

09. Song of the Islands

Count Basie

Composer: King

Performers: Count Basie, p; Lester Young, ts; Buck Clayton, Ed Lewis, Harry Edison, Shad Collins, t; Dicky Wells, Benny Morton, Dan Minor, tb; Earl Warren, as; Jack Washington, as, bs; Buddy Tate, Lester Young, ts; Freddie Green, g; Walter Page, b; Joe Jones, d.

August 1939

Count Basie And His Orchestra

Classics, 533 (1); Tr.15

10. I left My Baby

Jimmy Rushing

Composer: Basie/ Gibson

Performers: Count Basie, p, pipe-organ; Jimmy Rushing, v; Buck Clayton, Ed Lewis, Harry Edison, Shad Collins, t; Dicky Wells, Benny Morton, Dan Minor, tb; Earl Warren, as; Jack Washington, as, bs; Buddy Tate, Lester Young, ts; Freddy Green, g; Walter Page, b; Jo Jones, d.

November 1939

Mr. Five By Five

Topaz, TPZ 1019. Tr.18

11. That Rhythm Man

Count Basie & His Orchestra

Composer: Razaf/ Waller/ Brooks

Performers: Count Basie, p; Buck Clayton, Shad Collins, Harry Edison, Ed Lewis, t; Dan Minor, Benny Morton, Dicky Wells, tb; Earl Warren, as; Buddy Tate, Lester Young, ts; Jack Washington, bs; Freddie Green, g; Walter Page, b; Jo Jones, d; Jimmy Mundy, arr.

December 1939

From Spirituals To Swing

Vanguard, 3VCD 169/71-2. D3, Tr.19

12. Blow Top

Count Basie

Composer: Tab Smith

Performers: Count Basie, p; Buck Clayton, Harry Edison, Shad Collins, t; Dicky Wells, Benny Morton, Dan Minor, tb; Tab Smith, ss, as, arr; Elton Hill, arr; Earl Warren, as; Jack Washington, as, bs; Buddy Tate, Lester Young, ts; Freddy Green, g; Walter Page, b; Jo Jones, d.

May 1940

Let’s Go To Pres

Epic, LN 3186, S Tr.1

13. The World is Mad, Parts 1 & 2

Count Basie & His Orchestra

Composer: Basie

Performers: Count Basie, p; Buck Clayton, Ed Lewis, Harry Edison, Al Killan, t; Dicky Wells, Vic Dickenson, Dan Minor, tb; Tab Smith, ss, as; Earl Warren, as; Jack Washington, as, ba; Buddy Tate, Lester Young, ts; Freddy Green, g; Walter Page, b; Jo Jones, d.

August 1940

Coming Out Party

Naxos, 8.120819. Tr.18

14. Avenue C

Count Basie & His Orchestra

Composer: Clayton

Performers: Count Basie, p, dir; Harry Edison, Al Killan, Joe Newman, Ed Lewis, t; Dickie Wells, Ted Donnelly, Eli Robinson, Louis Taylor, tb; Jimmy Powell, Earle Warren, as; Buddy Tate, Lucky Thompson, ts; Rudy Rutherford, cl, bs; Freddy Green, g; Rodney Richardson, b; Shadow Wilson, d.

February 1945

Count Basie Classics 1945 - 1946

Classics, 934, Tr.1


Private Passions

Guests from all walks of life discuss their musical loves and hates.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006tnv3

Last Man Standing: Tales from Tinseltown

Last Man Standing: Tales from Tinseltown

Roger Moore

Sun 28 Dec 2014

12:00

BBC Radio 3

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04vdgbq

James Bond, Simon Templar... Michael Berkeley's guest today can only be Roger Moore. He played Bond for twelve years, in seven films, more than any other actor. And before that he was a much-loved figure throughout the 1960s as The Saint. In fact he's rarely been off the big and small screens since he began his acting career in 1945, working as an extra alongside his idol Stewart Granger in Caesar and Cleopatra.

What's less well known about Roger is his passion for music. He counts many musicians among his friends and has chosen music performed by two of them - Julian Rachlin and Janine Jansen, who reflect his passion for strings. His other great love is opera, and he entertains us with stories about music from his heroine Joan Sutherland, as well as La Traviata, a piece of music connected with one of his earlier film roles.

And he shares the secret of how, after 86 years of mostly star-studded living, he's managed to keep his feet on the ground.

Producer: Jane Greenwood

Music Played

00:04

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Piano Concerto No.20 in D minor (2nd mvt: Romance)

Performer: Maria João Pires

Orchestra: Orchestra Mozart

Conductor: Claudio Abbado

00:16

Giuseppe Verdi

La Traviata (Prelude)

Orchestra: Bavarian State Opera Orchestra

Conductor: Carlos Kleiber

00:26

Giuseppe Verdi

Rigoletto (Act 3: Quartet)

Singer: Huguette Tourangeau

Singer: Luciano Pavarotti

Singer: Sherrill Milnes

Singer: Joan Sutherland

Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra

Conductor: Richard Bonynge

00:32

Camille Saint‐Saëns

The Swan (The Carnival of the Animals)

Performer: Mischa Maisky

Orchestra: Orchestre de Paris

Conductor: Semyon Bychkov

00:39

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Violin Concerto in D (1st mvt)

Performer: Julian Rachlin

Orchestra: Great Symphony Orchestra of the All-Union Radio

Conductor: Vladimir Fedoseyev

00:47

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Meditation (Souvenir d'un lieu cher)

Performer: Janine Jansen

Orchestra: Mahler Chamber Orchestra

Conductor: Daniel Harding

00:53

Felix Mendelssohn

Violin Concerto in E minor (1st mvt)

Performer: Nicola Benedetti

Orchestra: Academy Of St. Martin In The Fields

Conductor: James MacMillan


Words and Music

A sequence of music interspersed with well-loved and less familiar poems and prose read by leading actors

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006x35f

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Rooms

Sun 28 Dec 2014

17:30

BBC Radio 3

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04vrjb8

Poetry, prose and music on the theme of rooms - from ballrooms to bedrooms, from Beethoven to the Beach Boys and from Dylan Thomas to Roald Dahl and the voices of Amanda Root and Nicholas Farrell.

Producer's Note

Most of us spend most of our lives in enclosed in rooms of one sort or another. If they weren’t there we would create them, as nomads do with tents or children do with dens. Of course we need them for protection and warmth but they also have dedicated functions in our lives – special places to do special things.

The hall is usually the first room we come to in a building and so is often designed to impress. The Hall of the Mountain King, given musical form in Grieg’s suite for Peer Gynt, must have inspired awe in the eponymous protagonist of Ibsen’s play who dreams of visiting the troll king. Michael William Balfe gives us a different take on fantasising about the grandeur of imposing buildings with the poignant and aspirational air I Dreamt I Dwelt in Marble Halls from The Bohemian Girl.

Snuggling between them, John Donne addresses the day from a more intimate room; the bedroom shared with a lover, and compares the world inside the walls with the one without.

In her 1928 lectures at the Cambridge women's colleges, Girton and Newnham, Virginia Woolf sees ‘a room of her own’ as a prerequisite for a woman to be able to write fiction and the idea of the room as an emblem of self-determination becomes a feminist cultural marker. That rooms can be seen as social symbols is explored by Sylvia Townsend Warner who views the transformation of a culture and an era exemplified in the rooms of stately homes, their furnishings and contents.

The Duke Ellington Orchestra’s reiteration of the popular standard Rose Room recalls another changing society, the fleeting ‘jazz age’. This tune would have provided a soundtrack for the silent movie stars dancing in that very room at the St Francis Hotel in San Francisco, and was surely played by the house band led by the songwriter, Al Hickman.

Hickman must have considered the acoustics of the room when he composed the melody in 1917. Eighty years earlier Hector Berlioz too had a specific room in the mind when, to commemorate the dead of the 1830 Revolution, he wrote his Requiem, or Messe des Morts. It was the chapel of Les Invalides in Paris where the work was first performed with more than 400 musicians exploiting to full effect the sound of the room in an invocation of Judgment Day. This version, with Leonard Bernstein conducting, was recorded at the same venue in 1975.

In childhood, rooms are our world within a world - none more so than the one Anne Frank and her group lived in during the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam. Andrew Motion’s poem visits the concealed annexe where she hid in fear for two years. But teenage rooms are often places not of enforced but voluntary retreat. Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys wrote In My Room and said "I had a room, and I thought of it as my kingdom. And I wrote that song, very definitely, that you're not afraid when you're in your room.” In it he taught his brothers to sing harmony.

Nowadays childhood rooms are likely to be dominated by electronic equipment which, in Roald Dahl’s day, meant the television - something he didn’t approve of at all. It would have been interesting to see what he would have written about computer games. For Edward Elgar dolls embody the notion of childhood play and his Nursery Suite contains three movements about dolls as well as awakening and dreaming sections expressing the happiness of a child’s room.

Nevertheless rooms can seem like prisons to children longing to go out and play although in DH Lawrence’s poem Last Lesson of the Afternoon it is the teacher who can’t wait to escape the classroom.

Illness can confine us to our rooms too. Beethoven was recovering from a serious intestinal complaint in 1825 and it was while he was on a Spartan diet and still coughing up blood that he composed his string quartet Op 132. The dry scratchiness of the third movement speaks of sickness. Eventually he did recover as the other movements attest. It is more difficult to gauge the attitude to her childhood sickroom of the American poet Louise Glück, anorexic as an adolescent. She seems to find a strange comfort in lying ill in bed.

Aaron Copland’s 1930s composition El Salón México is subtitled ‘A Popular Type Dance Hall in Mexico City’ and conjures up the Latin flavours of the room, in the same vein but with a completely different approach from Hickman’s musical depiction of the Rose Room.

It is Italian flavours that Elizabeth David wanted to conjure up for the British palate of the early fifties, innocent of Mediterranean food. She aimed to introduce us to the Italian kitchen. In Italy and France the name of the room, cucina or cuisine, is a metonym for not just the activity that takes place there but a whole gastronomic way of life. Leonard Bernstein tries the same thing musically with his setting of four recipes by Emile Dumont, a sort of nineteenth century Raymond Blanc, who published La Bonne Cuisine Française, a manual for the ‘mistress of the house’.

The idea of sharing rooms is something we are always ambivalent about – they are enclosures in a physical sense but also in a mental or emotional way and to let others in is either an invasion or a sharing of privacy, depending on your point of view. Philip Larkin displays his distaste for the legacy of Mr Bleaney, the previous occupant of his lonely room and, already in the 1950s, seems to be with Roald Dahl on televisions. Dylan Thomas leaves us to guess whether the stranger in his room is literally there or whether something else is occupying the inner room of the mind.

The Rothko Chapel was created by the painter Mark Rothko in 1971 as a ‘spiritual environment’, an octagonal room in which to share contemplation. Morton Feldman’s piece of the same name was written to be performed in the room the year after it opened. He wrote that he wanted the sound to permeate the room in the same way that Rothko’s paint went right to the edge of the canvas. “The sound is closer, more physically with you than in a concert hall.”

The same might be said of Haydn’s Piano Trios. Haydn was a founding father of classical chamber music where the drier acoustic of a smaller room enabled faster, more complicated, conversational playing than a more reverberant auditorium would allow. You can get an idea of how it might have sounded in a palace chamber on this recording of Trio No 39 in G Major which uses a fortepiano from the 1790s, for which Haydn wrote, the forerunner of the modern grand piano.

Apart from the church, the music chamber and the concert hall another room where music was heard historically was the ballroom. The importance of finding the right one is illustrated in the extract from Jane Austen’s Emma. The ballroom at the Crown was clearly a little more than a room above a pub but whether it would have been big enough for waltzing is unclear. Emma was published in 1815 around about the time the modern waltz made its first appearance in Britain but it might well have been too racy for Emma Woodhouse and her friends. However by the time Johann Strauss II wrote the Wine Women and Song Waltz in 1869 it had become the height of fashion and was to be a staple of the style known as ‘ballroom’ dancing - another example of the room defining the activity – to the point that two hundred years later it is essential to popular Saturday evening television on Strictly Come Dancing. One wonders what Dahl and Larkin would have made of that.

Harry Parker

Music Played

00:00

Edvard Grieg

In the Hall of the Mountain King

Performer: BBC Symphony Orchestra, Jerzy Maxymiuk

Naxos, Tr.8

John Donne

The Sun Rising

Reader: Nicholas Farrell

00:04

Michael William Balfe

I Dreamt I Dwelt in Marble Halls

Performer: Joan Sutherland

Decca, Tr.4

Virginia Woolf

A Room of One’s Own

Reader: Amanda Root

00:11

Art Hickman, Harry Williams

Rose Room

Performer: Duke Ellington

Point, Tr.11

Sylvia Townsend Warner

Mr Gradgrind’s Country

Reader: Amanda Root

00:16

Hector Berlioz

Requiem

Performer: Orchestre National de France, Leonard Bernstein

CBS Maestro M2YK 46461, Tr.4

Andrew Motion

Anne Frank Huis

Reader: Amanda Root

00:24

Brian Wilson/ Gary Usher

In My Room

Performer: The Beach Boys

EMI, Tr.13

Roald Dahl

Television

Reader: Nicholas Farrell

00:30

Edward Elgar

Aubade from Nursery Suite

Performer: English Chamber Orchestra, Paul Goodwin

Harmonia Mundi HMU907258, Tr.1

00:35

Edward Elgar

The Merry Doll from Nursery Suite

Performer: English Chamber Orchestra, Paul Goodwin

Harmonia Mundi HMU907258, Tr.6

D H Lawrence

Last Lesson of the Afternoon

Reader: Nicholas Farrell

00:38

Ludwig van Beethoven

String Quartet No15 in A Minor, Canzona de Ringratiamento

Performer: Vermeer Quartet

Teldec 450991496, Tr.3

Louise Gluck

Time

Reader: Amanda Root

00:45

Aaron Copland

El Salon Mexico

Performer: Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Decca 448261, Tr.7

Elizabeth David

Italian Food

Reader: Amanda Root

00:53

Leonard Bernstein (text Emile Dumont)

La Bonne Cuisine (Four recipes)

Performer: Leonard Bernstein, Jennie Tourel

Sony SMK 60697, Tr.15-18

Philip Larkin

Mr Bleaney

Reader: Nicholas Farrell

00:58

Morton Feldman

Rothko Chapel

Performer: University of California Berkeley Chamber Chorus

New Albion NA039CD, Tr.5

Dylan Thomas

Love in the Asylum

Reader: Nicholas Farrell

01:01

Joseph Haydn

Trio No 38 in D major, Finale Rondo

Performer: London Fortepiano Trio

Hyperion CDA66297, Tr.6

Jane Austen

Emma

Reader: Amanda Root

01:06

Johann Sebastian Strauss

Wine, Women and Song Waltz

Naxos, Tr.7

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