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Love and Loss

2 hours
First broadcast:
Sunday 14 December 2008

Iain explores the idea of love and loss, with musical examples including works by Brahms, Debussy, Britten and Alma Mahler. He is joined by actress, singer and comedienne Dillie Keane, who chooses some of her favourite music to illustrate the subject.

Richard Strauss: Don Juan, Op 20
Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Fritz Reiner (conducting)
RCA RD85408
T.2 d 16’15

Haydn: Organ Concerto in C major Hob XV111/8
Martin Haselboeck (organ)/ Divertimento Salzburg
Orfeo C158871
T.7-9 d 13’03

Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Schumann in f-sharp minor, Op. 9
Louis Lortie (piano)
T15-31 d17.46

DILLIE KEANE – Guest Choices

Fascinating Aida: Much More Married
Fascinating Aida
First Night SceneCD23
T.18 d 5’02

Jacques Brel/ Gerard Jouannest : La Chanson des Vieux Amants Barb Jungr (vocal)/ Russell Churney (piano)
Julie Walkington (bass)/ Kim Burton (accordion)
Linn AKD 167
Tr. 9 d 5’50

Puccini: ‘Come una mosca prigioniera’ and ‘Con Onor Muore’
The last scenes from Madama Butterfly
Mirella Freni (Madama Butterfly)/ Suzuki (Christa Ludwig)/ Luciano Pavarotti (BF. Pinkerton)/ Vienna Philharmonic/ Herbert von Karajan (conducting)
Decca 4175772
Cd 3 t,10 d 2’43
And T.11 d 5’34

Wagner: Siegfried Idyll
Northern Sinfonia/Richard Hickox (conducting)
T11 d18.26

Britten: Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, Op 31 ‘Hymn’
Peter Pears (tenor)/ Barry Tuckwell (horn)/ London Symphony Orchestra/ Benjamin Britten
London 4363952
T.6 d2.01

Debussy: ‘Jeux de Vagues’ from La Mer
Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Daniel Barenboim (conducting)
TELDEC 8573817022
T4 d 6’59

Franck: 4th Movement from the Violin Sonata in A Major
David Oistrakh (violin) /Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
Melodiya 74321341812
T11 d6.12


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