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ウィークエンドサンシャイン

ブロードキャスターピーター・バラカンのナビゲートで送るウィークエンド・ミュージックマガジン。独特の嗅覚とこだわりの哲学でセレクトしたグッド・サウンドと、ワールドワイドな音楽情報を伝える。

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

放送日: 2016年 2月13日(土)

放送時間: 午前7:20〜午前9:00(100分)

ピーター・バラカン

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. You’re No Good / Betty Everett // An Introduction - Vee-Jay Record

02. Summertime / Billy Stewart // Chess Club Rhythm & Soul

03. Soulful Dress / Sugar Pie Desanto // Down In The Basement

04. My Time After A While / Buddy Guy // The Complete Chess Studio Recordings

05. Wade In The Water / Ramsey Lewis Trio // The Greatest Hits

06. Uhuru / Ramsey Lewis Trio // Another Voyage

07. Sun Goddess / Ramsey Lewis // Sun Goddess

08. Evil / Earth Wind & Fire // The Essential Earth, Wind & Fire

09. Kalimba Story / Earth Wind & Fire // The Essential Earth, Wind & Fire

10. Shining Star / Earth Wind & Fire // The Essential Earth, Wind & Fire

11. Sing A Song / Earth Wind & Fire // The Essential Earth, Wind & Fire

12. Can’t Hide Love / Earth Wind & Fire // The Essential Earth, Wind & Fire

13. Free / Deniece Williams // This Is Niecy

14. Watching Over / Deniece Williams // This Is Niecy

15. Best Of My Love / The Emotions // The Best Of The Emotions

16. That’s the Way of the World / Earth, Wind & Fire // That’s The Way Of The World: Alive In ’75

17. Sweetback’s Theme / Melvin Van Peebles & Earth Wind & Fire // Sweet Sweetback’s Badaasssss Song


世界の快適音楽セレクション

"快適音楽"を求めるギターデュオゴンチチによる、ノンジャンル・ミュージック番組。

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

放送日: 2016年 2月13日(土)

放送時間: 午前9:00〜午前11:00(120分)

ゴンチチ

渡辺亨

− 水色とグレーの音楽 −

楽曲

「雨雲の上で」

ゴンチチ

(3分52秒)

<ポニー・キャニオン PCCA-02179>

灰色の水」

マリア・ジョアンマリオ・ラジーニャ

(2分56秒)

<UNIVERSAL UCCM-1002>

チェロピアノによる“鏡の中の鏡”」

チェロ)ディートマール・シュヴァルク

ピアノアレクサンダー・モルター

(9分08秒)

ECM REC. ECM1591>

みずいろの世界」

じゅん&ネネ

(3分15秒)

キングレコード BS933>

「ミス・ディー・マイナー」

ドン・バグリー

(4分51秒)

<BLUE MOON BMCD1602>

「ジャスト・ア・ガール(オリジナル・ヴァージョン)」

ペイル・ファウンテンズ

(4分23秒)

<MARINA MA37>

「アッシズ・フロム・ア・ロング・ファイア」

オーラ・レーン

(5分42秒)

<HOME NORMAL HOMEN046>

「ラヴ・イズ・ブルー(ラムール・エ・ブリュ)」

クロディーヌ・ロンジェ

(2分45秒)

<A&M PCCY-10061>

「オンリー・ワン」

グレイ・レヴァレンド

(3分26秒)

<JUST ISN’T MUSIC MOCD009>

「ビー」

F.S.ブラム&ニルズ・フラム

(2分15秒)

<SONIC PIECES SONICPIECES016>

「リメンバー・ホエン」

スティヴ・キューン&ゲイリー・マクファーランド

(7分12秒)

<VERVE AS-9136>

「ウン・ソン・アズール

タチアナ・パーハ&ヴァルダン・オヴセピアン

(5分12秒)

<NRT NRTI-004>

灰色の瞳」

長谷川きよし

(4分09秒)

東芝EMI TOCT-29004>

灰色のコンサート」

セサル・ポンティージョ・デ・ラ・ルス

(3分42秒)

ディスコカランバ CRACD-246>

「ペイル・ブルー・アイズ」

マリーザ・モンチ

(5分10秒)

東芝EMI TOCP-70227>

「水の誘惑」

ゴンチチ

(3分10秒)

EPICSONY ESCB1157>

「アンダーウェイ・リプリーズ」

デクスター・ストーリー、ジメッタ・ローズ

(2分14秒)

<KINDRED SPIRITS KS040CD>

「ウィズアウト・アン・アドレス」

デクスター・ストーリー

(4分09秒)

<SOUNDWAY SNDWLP076>

「カワード」

ヤエル・ナイム、ブラッド・メルドー

(5分49秒)

<TOT OU TARD 3320126>


Another Country with Ricky Ross

Ricky Ross enters the landscape of Americana and alternative country. Expect to hear both classic and future classics, with Ricky taking a close look at the stories behind the songs

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00hh26l

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Anderson East

Tue 9 Feb 2016

21:00

BBC Radio Scotland

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06ztvxx

Ricky Ross is joined by Nashville singer-songwriter Anderson East, who performs songs from his third album, Delilah, and talks about his southern soul influences.

Music Played

01. Hell Or High Water

Ron Pope & The Nighthawks

Ron Pope & The Nighthawks

Brooklyn Basement

02. Dibs

Kelsea Ballerini

The First Time

03. Break My Heart Sweetly

John Moreland

In The Throes

04. Blackbirds

Gretchen Peters

Blackbirds

Proper Records Tr.1

05. Clear Water

Danny & The Champions of the World

What Kind Of Love

Loose Music Tr.1

06. Will The Circle Be Unbroken

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Further Beyond Nashville

Time Life 6 Tr.1

07. Find 'Em, Fool 'Em, And Forget 'Em

Anderson East

Delilah

08. Crazy

Willie Nelson

Legend: The Best Of Willie Nelson

Sony/BMG Tr.3

09. Satisfy Me

Anderson East

Recorded in session

10. I'll Sail My Ship Alone

Patsy Cline

Love Country

MCA Tr.15

11. Illinois

Brett Eldredge

Illinois

Atlantic Records Tr.7

12. Devil In Me

Anderson East

Recorded in session

13. Drinkin'

Holly Williams

14. Bartender's Blues

Anderson East

Recorded in session

15. Ain't We Free

Austin Lucas

Between The Moon & The Midwest

At The Helm Tr.2

16. I'll Go Back To Her

Waylon Jennings

Are You Ready For The Country

RCA Tr.2

17. Anywhere Away

Emily Barker

The Toerag Sessions

18. Rubble

Lewis & Leigh

Missing Years EP

ALM Tr.3

19. Let's Hit One More

Richmond Fontaine

You Can't Go Back If There's Nothing To Go Back To

20. Fool

Basia Bulat

21. Stanley Park

Aoife O’Donovan

In The Magic Hour

YEP ROC


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

Sat 13 Feb 2016

16:00

BBC Radio 3

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0702yzw

Alyn Shipton's selection of listeners' requests covers all styles and periods of jazz, and this week's unusual instrument choice features jazz on the harpsichord, played by Michael Garrick.

Music Played

01. When You're Smiling

Wingy Manone with Papa Bue’s Viking Jazz band

Composers: Mark Fisher, Joe Goodwin & Larry Shay

Performers: Wingy Manone, t; Arne "Papa Bue" Jensen, tb; Jørgen Svare, cl; Jørn "Jønne" Jensen, p; Jens Sølund, b; Bjarne "Liller" Pedersen, g; Knud Ryskov Madsen, d.

Storyville Archive Collection Vol 4

Storyville 4066 S1 T1 Tr.1

02. Swinging On The Ville

Mark O'Connor, Chris Thile, Frank Vignola, Bryan Sutton, Jon Burr & Byron House

Composer: Mark O’Connor

Performers: Mark O’Connor, vn; Chris Thile, mand; Frank Vignola, g; Bryan Sutton, g; Jon Burr, b; Byron House, d.

2010

Jam Session

OMAC Tr.4

03. Times Getting Tougher Than Tough

T. J. Johnson

Composers: Williams/ Robinson/ Witherspoon

Performers: T J Johnson, p; Julian Webster Greaves, ts; Simon Picton, g; Julian Bury, b; Matt Home, d.

2001

In Retrospect: A Celebration of 30 years in Jazz and Blues

Upbeat 268 CD1 Tr.10

04. Burgundy Street Blues

George Lewis

Composer: Lewis

Performers: George Lewis, cl; Kid Howard, t; Jim Robinson, tb; Alton Purnell, p; Lawrence Marrero, bj; Slow Drag Pavageau, b; Joe Watkins, d.

28 May 1954

Complete Blue Note Recordings of George Lewis

Mosaic MD3-132 CD2 Tr.9

05. Underdogs

Guy Barker

Composer: Barker

Performers: Guy Barker, t; Rosario Giuliani, as; Denys Baptiste, ts; Barnaby Dickinson, tb; Jim Watson, p, org; Orlando Le Fleming, b; Sebastiaan De Krom, d.

Nov 2001

SOUNDTRACK: BLACK AND WHITE

Provocateur 1030 Tr.1

06. Bee Tee's Minor Plea

Booker Little

Composer: Little

Performers: Booker Little, t; Wynton Kelly, p; Scott LaFaro, b; Max Roach, d.

13 April 1960

Booker Little

Time Tr.3

07. Waltz For J B

Brad Mehldau

Composer: Mehldau

Performer: Brad Mehldau, p.

15 July 2010

10 Years Solo Live

Nonesuch 7559 79507 CD2 Tr.2

08. Boy Dog And Carrott

Rendell Carr Quintet

Composers: Don Rendell, Ian Carr

Performers: Ian Carr, t; Don Rendell, ts, ss; Stan Robinson, cl. ts; Michael Garrick, hpschd, p; Dave Green, b; Trevor Tompkins, d; Guy Warren, perc.

1969

Change Is

BGO CD 615 Tr.3

09. Song of Songs

Soprano Summit

Composers: Lucas/ Moya

Performers: Bob Wilber, Kenny Davern, ss; Marty Grosz, g; Eddie De Hass, b; Bob Cousins, d.

1976

Live at Illiana Jazz Club

Storyville Tr.1


Jazz Line-Up

Programme exploring jazz music, focussing both on established, mainstream players and on the new generation of younger artists..

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006tnmw

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Trio HSK

Sat 13 Feb 2016

17:00

BBC Radio 3

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0702yzy

Julian Joseph presents a hi-energy performance by Trio HSK , recorded at the 2015 Glasgow Jazz Festival as part of 'BBC Introducing' which showcases unsigned, emerging talent from the UK. The line-up features Richard Harrold (piano), Richard Kass (drums) and special guest guitarist Graeme Stephen. Plus Alyn Shipton reports from the 2015 European Jazz Network Conference in Budapest profiling a range of contemporary Hungarian musicians including violinist Luca Kezdy and guitarist Gabor Gado.

Trio HSK Live | Line Up:

Richard Harrold (piano)

Richard Kass (drums)

and special guest guitarist Graeme Stephen.

Music Played

01. Motho Wa Modimo

Bokani Dyer

World Music

Cd Baby

02. The Nearness Of You

Branford Marsalis

Trio Jeepy

Sony

03. Soar

Corrie Dick

Impossible Things

Chaos Collective

04. Lunar Dance

Modern Art Orchestra

Circular

BMC (Budapest Music Centre)

05. Mantra in 5/4

Kristof Bacso

Nocturne

BMC (Budapest Music Centre)

06. Modern Dances for the Advanced in Age

Gábor Gadó Quartet

Modern Dances for the Advanced in Age

BMC (Budapest Music Centre)

07. Hungarian Jazz Rhapsody

Mihaly Borbely

BMC (Bupadest Music Centre)

08. From Beyond The Margins

Istvan Grencso Open Collective

Marginal Music

BMC (Bupadest Music Centre)

09. Shalom Alacheim

Luca Kezdy

Santa Diver

Narrator

10. Extra Sensory Perception (Live)

Trio H.S.K.

Recorded At The Glasgow International Jazz Festival 2015

11. Espanol (Live)

Trio H.S.K.

Recorded At The Glasgow International Jazz Festival 2015

12. Everyday

Yaron Herman

Everyday

Blue Note

13. Pause

John Taylor

Pause And Think Again

Cherry Red

14. Dreaming

Sun Ra Arkestra

To Those Of Earth And Other Worlds

Strut

15. Song To The Devine Mother

Nat Birchall

Invocations

Jazzman


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

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Louis Jordan

Sun 14 Feb 2016

00:00

BBC Radio 3

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b070311l

On Valentine's Day eve, Geoffrey Smith invites lovers and others to party with the joyful jump band of saxophonist-singer Louis Jordan (1908-75). Immortalized in the West End hit 'Five Guys Named Moe', Jordan was the king of American jive.

Music Played

01. Rusty Hinge

Chick Webb

Composers: Lew Brown/ La Fremiere

Performers: Chick Webb, d; Mario Bauza, Bobby Stark, Taft Jordan, t; Sandy Williams, Nat Story, tb; Pete Clark, cl; Louis Jordan, as; Ted McRae, ts; Wayman Carver, ts; Tommy Fulford, p; John Trueheart, g; Beverley Peer, b.

At The Swing Cat’s Ball - The Early Years

JSP JSPCD-330 Tr.2

02. Honey In The Bee Ball

Louis Jordan

Composer: Louis Jordan

Performers: Louis Jordan, v, cl, as, bs; Courtney Williams, t; Lem Johnson, cl, ts; Clarence Johnson, p; Charlie Drayton, b; Walter Martin, d.

Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five

JSP JSPCD905A Tr.1

03. Keep A-Knockin

Louis Jordan

Composers: Mays/ Bradford

Performers: Louis Jordan, v, cl, as, bs; Courtney Williams, t; Lem Johnson, cl, ts; Clarence Johnson, p; Charlie Drayton, b; Walter Martin, d.

Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five

JSP JSPCD905A Tr.4

04. You Run Your Mouth And I'll Run My Business

Louis Jordan

Composer: Lillian Armstrong

Performers: ‘Yack’ Taylor, v; Louis Jordan, v, cl, as, bs; Courtney Williams, t; Stafford Simon, cl, ts; Clarence Johnson, p; Charlie Drayton, b; Walter Martin, d.

Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five

JSP JSPCD905A Tr.16

05. A Chicken Ain't Nothin' But A Bird

Louis Jordan

Composer: Wallace

Performers: Louis Jordan, v, cl, as, bs; Courtney Williams, t; Kenneth Hollon, cl, ts; Arnold Thomas, p; Charlie Drayton, b; Walter Martin, d.

Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five

JSP JSPCD905A Tr.26

06. Knock Me A Kiss

Louis Jordan

Composer: Jackson

Performers: Louis Jordan, v, cl, as, bs; Eddie Roane, t; Stafford Simon, cl, ts; Arnold Thomas, p; Dallas Bartley, b; Walter Martin, d.

Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five

JSP JSPCD905B Tr.11

07. I'm Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town

Louis Jordan

Composer: Weldon

Performers: Louis Jordan, v, as, bs; Eddie Roane, t; Arnold Thomas, p; Dallas Bartley, b; Walter Martin, d.

Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five

JSP JSPCD905B Tr.14

08. Five Guys Named Moe

Louis Jordan

Composers: Bresler/ Wynn

Performers: Louis Jordan, v, as, bs; Eddie Roane, t; Arnold Thomas, p; Dallas Bartley, b; Walter Martin, d.

Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five

JSP JSPCD905B Tr.19

09. Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby

Louis Jordan

Composers: Louis Jordan, Billy Austin

Performers: Louis Jordan, v, as, bs; Eddie Roane, t; Arnold Thomas, p; Jesse Simpkins, b; Shadow Wilson, d.

Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five

JSP JSPCD905B Tr.22

10. G I Jive

Louis Jordan

Composer: Mercer

Performers: Louis Jordan, v, ts, as; Eddie Roane, t; Arnold Thomas, p; Al Morgan, b; Wilmore Jones, d.

Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five

JSP JSPCD905B Tr.26

11. Ration Blues

Louis Jordan

Composers: Jordan/ Casey/ Clark

Performers: Louis Jordan, v, as, bs; Eddie Roane, t; Arnold Thomas, p; Jesse Simpkins, b; Shadow Wilson, d.

Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five

JSP JSPCD905B Tr.21

12. Buzz Me

Louis Jordan

Composer: Louis Jordan

Performers: Louis Jordan, v, as; Leonard Graham, t; Freddie Simon, cl, ts; William Austin, p; Al Morgan, b; Alex Mitchell, d.

Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five

JSP JSPCD905C Tr.3

13. Caldonia

Louis Jordan

Composer: Fleecie Moore

Performers: Louis Jordan, v, as; Leonard Graham, t; Freddie Simon, cl, ts; William Austin, p; Al Morgan, b; Alex Mitchell, d.

Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five

JSP JSPCD905C Tr.4

14. Petootie Pie

Louis Jordan

Composers: Pack/ Paparelli/ Levine

Performers: Ella Fitzagerald, v; Louis Jordan, v, as; Aaron Izenhall, t; Josh Jackson, ts; Wild Bill Davis, p; Carl Hogan, g; Jesse Simpkins, b; Eddie Boyd, d; Herry Dial, maracas; Vic Lourie, claves

Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five

JSP JSPCD905C Tr.10

15. Choo Choo Ch'Boogie

Louis Jordan

Composers: Horton/ Darling/ Gabler

Performers: Louis Jordan, v, as; Aaron Izenhall, t; Josh Jackson, ts; Wild Bill Davis, p; Carl Hogan, g; Jesse Simpkins, b; Eddie Boyd, d.

Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five

JSP JSPCD905C Tr.15

16. Let The Good Times Roll

Louis Jordan

Composer: Moore

Performers: Louis Jordan, v, as; Aaron Izenhall, t; Josh Jackson, ts; Wild Bill Davis, p; Carl Hogan, g; Jesse Simpkins, b; Eddie Boyd, d.

Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five

JSP JSPCD905A Tr.21

17. Saturday Night Fish Fry

Louis Jordan

Composers: Jordan/ Walsh

Performers: Louis Jordan, v, as, ts; Aaron Izenhall, Bob Mitchell, Harold Mitchell, t; Josh Jackson, ts; Bill Dogget, p; James Jackson, g; Billy Hadnott, b; Joe Morris, d.

Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five

JSP JSPCD905E Tr.9


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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Utopia

Sun 14 Feb 2016

17:30

BBC Radio 3

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07031fy

Nancy Carroll and Philip Franks read poetry and prose inspired by Utopia as part of Radio 3's focus on the 500th anniversary of Thomas More’s book with music by Gluck, Richard Strauss, Parry, Dittersdorf, Shostakovich, Gilbert and Sullivan and Annie Lennox. The programme has been curated by New Generation Thinker Professor Nandini Das from The University of Liverpool.

Main image: Land of Cockaigne, 1567, by Pieter Brueghel the Elder (1525 - 1569), oil on panel (credit Dea Picture Library)

Curator's Notes

Most cultures have some stories about golden worlds, even if they call them by different names – golden age, fortunate isle, peach blossom spring, Elysium, or Eden. They have one thing in common apart from the dream of perfect happiness that they present: we are always separated from them, not just by space, but by time, and often by life itself, when the ideal world happens to be the home of the virtuous dead. The earliest pieces we have in this programme are of this kind. There is Ovid’s description of the Golden Age, with its rivers of milk and nectar, its perfect glow progressively darkened by the ages of silver, brass and iron that followed. There is the description of Rama’s rule, a story that I grew up with as a child in India. It tells of an age of no wars, no illness, and no death, but the bit that I remember comes afterwards in the epic, when Rama has to sacrifice his wife to the demands of his people. There is the Chinese story of the Peach Blossom spring, first told by Tao Yuanming (365-427), which we have here in a later retelling by Wang Wei (699-759) – another perfect world inhabited by people of ancient names and clothes, a secluded enclosure that one can never find again if one is foolish enough to leave it behind. Most familiar, perhaps, is the Christian story of mankind’s greatest loss, the expulsion from Eden. However, even behind that exile there is the story of the very first loss of a perfect world – Satan’s rebellion and expulsion from Heaven, here in Milton’s powerful and deeply poignant version in Paradise Lost. Ideal places that are not set in the depths of time tend to be either purely conceptual, or blatantly fantastical. Plato’s Republic, a superbly rational social structure from which Socrates famously banished poets because of their ability to evoke irrational emotions is at one end of that spectrum. The anonymous thirteenth century poem about the Land of Cockaygne, with its cooperatively ready-roasted wildlife, is at the other. All of these have unattainability as a common factor. They are places of plenty, where sorrow and loss does not exist, where food is abundant, and pain is non-existent. They are perfect, but they are also always and already beyond our reach.

2016, however, marks the five hundredth anniversary of an important event, the historical moment when the ideal world came home to roost in the here and now. It was in 1516 that Thomas More, King Henry VIII’s scholarly, devout, sharp-tongued and frustratingly stubborn counsellor, published a slim Latin volume describing a ‘new island’. He called it Utopia. More’s story is different, because his ideal state co-exists with the rest of his contemporary world. It is described to a group of listeners – which includes a fictional version of More himself – by a man who supposedly accompanied Amerigo Vespucci on his historical fourth voyage to the New World and chanced on this island on his way home. So for the first time, in the middle of what sounds like an everyday, topical debate among a group of alert, intelligent, professional men about their contemporary Tudor England, its problems with law and order, and the economic disparities of its subjects, we have a superbly detailed description of an ideal commonwealth – its history and geographical setting, political structure, foreign relations, everyday life, family life, dining habits, religion, education, script, and a hundred other details. There is an abundance of food here as well, and peace, health, and order. In short, it has all those things we expect in an ideal world. The crucial thing, however, is that according to More’s narrator, it is all achievable.

As someone whose research is based on the great age of voyages and discoveries in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, I am fascinated by More’s book. It illuminates what is really exciting about an age when one discovery after another meant that on the one hand, suddenly an encounter with such a perfect land was entirely in the realm of the possible. On the other, such discoveries also constituted a wonderful license for the imagination, and that, after all, is what drives all utopian literature – our temptation to dream of something better, stronger, fairer, less fragile than the fallible world we occupy. About seventy years after More was beheaded in 1535 because he refused to acknowledge the annulment of Henry VIII’s marriage to Catherine of Aragon and his claim as the Supreme Head of the Church of England, Edmund Spenser would address Henry’s daughter, Queen Elizabeth I, to offer exactly that defence of the imagination’s right to dream of alternative worlds in his great poem, the Faerie Queene. I know that people will call this book an ‘abundance of an idle brain’, he writes, since no one knows ‘where is that happy land of Faery’. Yet new places are being discovered every day:

Who ever heard of th'Indian Peru?

Or who in venturous vessell measured

The Amazon huge river now found true?

Or fruitfullest Virginia who did ever view?

Yet all these were, when no man did them know;

Yet have from wisest ages hidden beene:

And later times things more unknowne shall show.

Why then should witlesse man so much misweene

That nothing is, but that which he hath seene?

Ever since the publication of the Utopia, writers have taken up the challenge of dreaming up new ideal worlds, and ‘Utopia’ has become a descriptive name for all of them. Poets and writers, as Philip Sidney argued in the sixteenth century, are best equipped to create such golden worlds, unencumbered by practical details and inconvenient truths; but they are also good at pointing out the risks and absurdities latent in all such dreams. That, too, is a characteristic of Utopian literature. There is no such thing as unquestionable perfection. One man’s idea of perfection is quite likely to be another’s idea of hell. More himself led the way in dissecting the world he had created, and I am rather fond of the slightly schoolboy-ish word-games he plays with his readers to signal that questioning. So his narrator, that original traveller to Utopia, is called Raphael Hythlodaeus: More’s educated contemporaries would know that the surname means ‘speaker of nonsense’. They would also notice that depending on the Greek roots you chose, the name of his ideal state could mean either ‘no (ou) place’ or ‘happy (eu) place’. The ‘More’ in the story admits that many things about ‘the manners and laws of that people … seemed very absurd’, and ends saying that ‘there are many things in the commonwealth of Utopia that I rather wish, than hope, to see followed in our governments’. It is never quite clear how seriously one ought to take his Utopian society’s treatment of wealth, mercenary soldiers, or indeed, of social practices like naked first meetings of courting couples.

For the many writers who followed More, Utopian writing often became the vehicle of satire, critiquing or poking fun at their contemporary society under the guise of writing about supposedly perfect alternative places, or carrying the ambitions of one’s contemporary society to absurdity to reveal their ridiculousness. Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels (1726; 1735) is perhaps one of the most famous examples of this: as one of his predecessors, Bishop Joseph Hall, suggested in the title of his own work of fiction in 1605, writers always, to some extent, describe Mundus alter et idem (‘Another world and yet the same’). For many others, however, the very idea of a ‘perfect society’ has rung warning bells. Twentieth century dystopian literature is full of worlds that are perfect societies and states designed by other people, where the very things that have always fascinated Utopian writing – equality, justice, equitable distribution of wealth, privileges and emotions, the perfection of humankind – all return to haunt us. The difference between an idealistic manifesto of a world of equality where ‘the free development of each [would be] the condition for the free development of all’ as Marx and Engels asserted, and the nightmarish totalitarianism of Orwell’s 1984, in many ways, is the difference between Miranda’s wonder-struck cry in Shakespeare’s Tempest, ‘O brave new world!’, and Prospero’s superbly understated, wearily knowing reply, ‘Tis new to thee.’ Yet the temptation to dream of perfect worlds remains with us; from the fantasies of unbridled appetite concocted by Lucian of Samosata’s 2nd century True Story, to the visions of futuristic fiction, and of science itself, that go beyond our familiar earth to other planets and planetary systems, we have always carried stories of Utopia with us, and will continue to do so as long as we make stories.

Nandini Das is a Radio 3 New Generation Thinker and Professor of English Literature at the University of Liverpool. She specialises on Renaissance theatre and popular fiction, and early English voyages and contact with other nations and cultures.

Devisor: Nandini Das

Producer's Notes

Gluck’s shimmering evocation of Elysium from Orfeo ed Euridice begins the programme and ushers in Ovid’s description of The Age of Gold. We then move east to the perfect world presided over by the Hindu deity Rama, described by Valmiki in The Ramayana and to accompany it is the Rāga Mānj Khamāj, performed by Ravi Shankar together with the London Symphony Orchestra in 1971. This is an evening raga, a time for reflection and remembrance of loss perhaps, but also of continuation which makes it appropriate for dreams of ideal worlds that are always tinged with loss.

Milton’s great poem of loss is thrillingly read by Philip Franks and I’m grateful to him for his suggestion of the Dies Irae from Verdi’s Requiem as a terrifying musical prelude to Milton’s description of Satan’s expulsion from Heaven “hurled headlong flaming” by the Almighty.

One of the earliest descriptions of an Utopian world occurs in Aristophanes’ play The Birds, first performed in 414 BC, in which two men disillusioned by Athens persuades the world's birds to create a city in the sky to be named Nephelococcygia or Cloud Cuckoo Land. I have picked the delightful Waltz from Hubert Parry’s incidental music to the play to underscore the thirteenth century depiction of The Land of Cockaygne and its enticingly edible charms. Parry composed the music for a Cambridge University production of the play in 1883. The production was a great success and, interestingly, starred a young M.R. James.

Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta Utopia Limited, performed in 1893, was the second to last of their collaborations and not as successful as the others, though Bernard Shaw said in his review that he enjoyed it more than any of the previous Savoy operas. I’ve used the pretty opening number, sung by the chorus of the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company in 1975.


In lazy languor--motionless,

We lie and dream of nothingness;

For visions come

From Poppydom

Direct at our command:

Or, delicate alternative,

In open idleness we live,

With lyre and lute

And silver flute,

The life of Lazyland.

To accompany Sidney’s Defence of Poesie I have chosen Ravel’s Le Jardin Féérique. It is the final part of his suite Ma Mère l'Oye (Mother Goose) - cinq pièces enfantines. Whereas the other four pieces are inspired by specific fairy tales, the Fairy-tale Garden celebrates the triumph of the magical world and seemed a fitting illustration of Sidney’s view of poetry as transcending Nature.

Unfortunately many planned Utopias end up as dystopias. Prokofiev’s Pas d’Acier, or Leap of Steel was commissioned by Diaghilev for a ballet in celebration of the new Soviet Russia and was first performed in June 1927 in Paris, coming to London a month later. It aroused a chorus of indignation against “Bolshevik Music” and when it was first performed in America in 1931 one critic asked whether the ballet was “propaganda or music”. Neither was the music welcome in the Soviet Union where Prokofiev was criticised for attempting to portray an image of Soviet life which he had not at first hand himself experienced. The recording I have used was performed by The USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, who was awarded the title Hero of Socialist Labour in 1990.

The British composer Arthur Bliss was commissioned in 1934 to compose the score for Things To Come, a science fiction film with a screenplay by H.G. Wells based on his short story of the same name. Wells was appalled by the final film, regarding it as a travesty of what he’d intended, but she score is today regarded by many critics as the first great British film score.

The programme ends with an extract from H.G. Wells’ 1905 novel A Modern Utopia in which he envisages a parallel world exactly like earth, but on another planet “out beyond Sirius” and differing from earth in that the inhabitants have created a perfect society. To accompany Nancy Carroll’s moving reading I have chosen an extract from Richard Strauss’s Thus Spake Zarathustra. Of course, this piece has become eternally associated with space travel after Kubrick’s use of its opening bars in his 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey. I have not used this, but rather the finale of the tone poem – The Song of the Night Wanderer, a transcendent piece of music that may almost make you believe in the possibility of Utopia.

Producer: Philippa Ritchie

Music Played

00:00

Christoph Willibald Gluck

The Elysian Fields (Dance of the Blessed Spirits) from Orfeo ed Euridice

Performer: The Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Neville Marriner (conductor)

EMI CDC7470272 Tr.9

Ovid, translated by Ted Hughes

Metamorphoses, read by Philip Franks

00:05

Ravi Shankar/Traditional Raga

Concerto for Sitar & Orchestra – IV. Raga Manj Khamaj

Performer: Ravi Shankar & London Symphony Orchestra, Andre Previn (conductor)

EMI CDM7691212 Tr.4

Valmiki

The Ramayana, Book VI, Canto 116, read by Nancy Carroll

00:08

Giuseppe Verdi

Messa Da Requiem – No. 2 (coro) Dies Irae

Performer: Chicago Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim (conductor)

ERATO 4509963572 CD1 Tr.2

John Milton

Paradise Lost, Book I, read by Philip Franks

00:10

Edward Elgar

The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38 - 1. Prelude

Performer: London Symphony Orchestra, Richard Hickox (conductor)

CHANDOS CHAN86412 CD1 Tr.1

00:12

Ray Russell

Initiation (Chinese flute)

Performer: [unknown]

MUM 150 Tr.11

Wang Wei

Peach Blossom Spring, read by Nancy Carroll

00:16

Harry “Haywire Mac” McClintock

Big Rock Candy Mountain

Performer: Harry “Haywire Mac” McClintock

MERCURY 1700692 Tr.2

Unknown, mid- 14th century (possibly Friar Michael of Kildare)

The Land of Cockaygne, read by Philip Franks

00:18

Hubert Hastings Parry

The Birds of Aristophanes (1883) – 4. Waltz

Performer: BBC National Orchestra of Wales

CHANDOS CHAN 10740 Tr.10

00:21

Gilbert and Sullivan

In lazy languor

Performer: The D’Oyly Carte Opera Chorus, Rosalind Griffiths (solo) and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royston Nash (conductor)

LONDON 4368162 CD1 Tr.3

Thomas More

Utopia: Marriage Customs, read by Philip Franks

00:25

Bedrich Smetana

from 'The Bartered Bride' – 1. Overture

Performer: BBC Philharmonic, Gianandrea Noseda (conductor)

CHANDOS CHAN10518 Tr.1

Plato

The Republic, read by Philip Franks

00:28

Unknown (from Ancient Greek fragments)

Pean. Papyrus Berlin 6870

Performer: Atrium Musicæ de Madrid

HARMONIA MUNDI HM901015 Tr.13

Philip Sidney

The Defence of Poésie, read by Nancy Carroll

00:29

Maurice Ravel

Ma mère L'Oye. 5 pièces enfantines – V. Le Jardin Féerique

Performer: Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra Amsterdam, Carlo Rizzi (conductor)

TACET 207 Tr.6

Jonathan Swift

Gulliver’s Travels, read by Philip Franks

00:34

Percy Grainger

Country Gardens

Performer: BBC Philharmonic, Richard Hickox (conductor)

CHANDOS CHA9584 Tr.9

Thomas More

Utopia: Visit of the Ambassadors, read by Nancy Carroll

00:38

George Frideric Handel

The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba

Performer: The Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Neville Marriner (conductor)

EMI CDC7470272 Tr.1

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Herland, read by Philip Franks

00:42

Annie Lennox

Sisters are Doin’ it for Themselves

Performer: Annie Lennox and the Eurythmics

RCA 82876748412 Tr.9

Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

The Communist Manifesto, read by Nancy Carroll

00:44

Igor Stravinsky

Le Renard (March)

Performer: Robert Craft/ Instrumental Ensemble

RR CD643/VA CD3 Tr.6

00:45

Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev

Le pas D’acier Op. 41- Closing Scene

Performer: USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra, Gennadi Rozhdestvensky (conductor)

OLYMPIA OCD 103 Tr.11

George Orwell

Nineteen Eighty-Four, read by Nancy Carroll

00:48

Keith Leary, David Marsden

Suspended Terror

Performer: [unknown]

RSM060 Tr.18

00:49

Sir Arthur Bliss

The World in Ruins (Excerpt from film Things to Come)

Performer: London Symphony Orchestra, Arthur Bliss (conductor)

DUTTON LABORATORIES CDLXT2501 Tr.15

00:52

Thomas Adès

Friends don’t fear (Caliban)

Performer: Ian Bostridge

EMI 6952342 CD1 Tr.13

00:54

Jean Sibelius

The Tempest: Intrada, Berceuse

Performer: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, cond. Neeme Jarvi

BIS CD448 Tr.9

William Shakespeare

The Tempest, Gonzalo’s speech Act II Sc.1, read by Philip Franks

00:55

Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf

Aurea prima sata est aetas (The first age was gold) Larghetto from Sinfonia No.1 Les Quatre Ages du Monde

Performer: Prague Chamber Orchestra, Bohumil Gregor (conductor)

SUPRAPHON 1105792 CD1 Tr.1

William Shakespeare

The Tempest Act V Scene I (Miranda and Prospero), read by Nancy Carroll and Philip Franks

00:59

Jean Sibelius

The Tempest: Miranda

Performer: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, cond. Neeme Jarvi

BIS CD448 Tr.18

01:01

L Clark, M Dennis

"Show Me The Way To Get Out Of This World ('Cause That's Where Everything Is)"

Performer: Peggy Lee

CAPITOL CDP7931952 1 Tr.25

Lucian of Samosata (2nd century AD)

A True Story, read by Philip Franks

01:05

Jacques Offenbach

Le voyage dans la Lune A.631 - Overture

Performer: Philharmonia Orchestra, Antonio de Almeida (conductor)

PHILIPS 4220572 Tr.1

H.G. Wells

A Modern Utopia, read by Nancy Carroll

01:09

Richard Strauss

Also Sprach Zarathustra, Nachtwanderlied (Song of the Night Wanderer)

Performer: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan (conductor)

DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 4158532 Tr.9


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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Valentine's Day Special

Sun 14 Feb 2016

19:00

BBC Radio Scotland

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b070c8b9

Bruce MacGregor and Anna Massie explore the theme of love through song. And they also chat to Mohsen Amini, BBC Radio Scotland's Young Traditional Musician of 2016.

Music Played

01. It’s Our Valentine

Skinner & T’witch

02. The Only One

April Verch featuring Mac Wiseman

Bright Like Gold

Slab Town Records

03. Courting is a Pleasure

Jarlath Henderson

Hearts Broken, Heads Turned

Bellows Records

04. Best Part of Your Love

Madison Violet

No Fool for Trying

05. Rosy Anna

Matt McGinn

Sanctuary Records

Time to Fall

Time to Fall

06. Speed of Love

Karen Matheson

Time to Fall

Sanctuary Records

07. Valentines Day in New York

Dean Owens

And Lo! the Bird Is on the Win

And Lo! the Bird Is on the Win

08. Pokedown Waltz

Blue Rose Code

… And Lo ! The Bird is On The Wing

RS Ronahan Songs

D

09. La Vie En Rose

Rhiannon Giddens

10. Monday Morning

Adam Holmes

Heirs and Graces

11. To Make You Feel My Love

Bob Dylan

Time Out of Mind

Columbia

12. Baby I Love You/ Henninglat/ Twelve Pins

Simon Thoumire & Ian Carr

He Thinks He’s Invisible

Birnam

13. Love is for Fools

The Mountain Firework Company

Samurai

14. Waltzing’s for Dreamers

Edwina Hayes

Pour Me a Drink

15. Grace Darling

Mairearad Green featuring Hector MacInnes

Summer Isles

Buie

16. The Wrong House

Buille

Buille

Compass Records

17. Torsa

Lau

Race the Loser

Reveal Records

18. Dad’s Jig/ Dog L’Orange/ The Millhouse

Mohsen Amini

BBC Recording

19. Golden Golden

Silly Wizard

Live Again

Birnam

20. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

Peggy Seeger & Ewan McColl

Black and White – The Definitive Collection

Reel Gone Music

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