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Getting Away with It

30 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 24 June 2012

Felicity Finch reflects on the balance of insecurity and confidence in our lives which can prompt us to feel we are 'getting away with it'. From the idea that we are impostors in our own lives, pretending to play a role we feel we're ill-equipped to perform, to the deliberate attempt to deceive others without facing the consequences.

Including readings from Paul Dunbar, John Cheever, and Hilary Mantel; alongside music by Bessie Smith, Fritz Kreisler and Matteo Carcassi and an interview with Professor Athene Donald.

Produced by Eleanor McDowall
A Falling Tree Production for BBC Radio 4.

Music Played

6 items
  • Image for Matteo Carcassi

    Matteo Carcassi Etude No. 7 Opus 60

    Performer: Swede Larson

    Swede's Guitar, Vol. 3, SwedeHart Studios, B0040QTJG6, 6

  • Image for Duke Ellington & His Orchestra

    Duke Ellington & His Orchestra Accent on Youth

    Hits, Eagle Rock, EEECD 008

  • Image for Rhian Samuels

    Rhian Samuels Piano Quartet - Light and Water: III. Water Above Light

    Performer: Rhian Samuel & The Fidelio Piano Quartet

    Samuel: Light and Water, Deux-Elles, DXL1128, 18

  • Image for Marin Marais

    Marin Marais Le Basque (arr. for horn and piano)

    Performer: Dennis Brain & Wilfred Parry

    Brain - Beethoven, Mozart, Brahms, BBC Legends, 40482, 5

  • Image for Bessie Smith

    Bessie Smith Careless Love

    Careless Love, Snapper, SBLUECD 024, 7

  • Image for Fritz Kreisler

    Fritz Kreisler Preghiera in the Style of Martini

    Performer: Itzhak Perlman & Samuel Sanders

    My Favourite Kreisler, EMI, 47467, 10

  • Readings

    Book: Practicing: A Musician’s Return to Music
    Author: Glenn Kurtz
    Publisher: Vintage Books
    ISBN: 978-0307278753

    Book: The Journals
    Author: John Cheever
    Publisher: Vintage Classics
    ISBN: 978-0099529538

    Book: The Great Gatsby
    Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
    Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
    ISBN: 978-1853260414

    Title: Sonnet VII: On his Being Arrived at the Age of 23
    Book: The Complete Poems
    Author: John Milton
    Publisher: Penguin Classics
    ISBN: 978-0140433630

    Title: In Defence of Adultery
    Book: In Defence of Adultery
    Author: Julia Copus
    Publisher: Bloodaxe Books
    ISBN: 978-1852246075

    Title: Advice from the Original Gatecrasher
    Book: Selected Poems
    Author: Brian Patten
    Publisher: Penguin
    ISBN: 978-0141027135


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