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Episode 4

20 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 18 February 2013

Sue Perkins and Tom Service unravel everything you've ever wondered about music - but were too afraid to ask... Join the conversation online by tweeting with #r3qt, or visit the BBC Radio 3 Facebook page at www.facebook.com/bbcradio3.

In today's programme, Sue and Tom welcome music psychologist Adam Ockelford to the studio to tackle your questions about music and the brain - and discuss whether all humans are innately hardwired to appreciate music.

Music Played

9 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Stevie Wonder

    Stevie Wonder Sir Duke

    Arranger: Peter Huttlinger Performer: Peter Huttlinger

    Instar Records, 884502063493

  • Image for Erno Dohnanyi

    Erno Dohnanyi Variations on a nursery song Op.25 for piano and orchestra

    Conductor: Matthias Bamert Performer: BBC Philharmonic Performer: Howard Shelley

    CHANDOS, CHAN-9733

  • Image for Arnold Schoenberg

    Arnold Schoenberg 3 Pieces Op.11 for piano

    Performer: Adam Ockelberg

  • Image for Sir Malcolm Arnold

    Sir Malcolm Arnold Concerto Op.104 (Concerto for Phyllis and Cyril) for 2 pianos [3 hands] and orchestra

    Performer: Kevin Sargent Performer: Philip Dyson

    Naxos, 8570531

  • Image for Louis-James Lefebure-Wely

    Louis-James Lefebure-Wely Sortie in E flat major for organ [from "L'Orgue moderne", Book 11]

    Performer: William Mcvicker

    SONY CLASSICAL, 88697707362

  • Image for Seress

    Seress Gloomy Sunday

    Performer: Billie Holiday

    Verve, 549-081-2

  • Image for James Brown

    James Brown Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine

    Arranger: N/A Performer: James Brown


  • Image for Level 42

    Level 42 Running In The Family

    Arranger: N/A Performer: Level 42

    POLYDOR, 559-373-2

  • Image for Edvard Grieg

    Edvard Grieg Piano Concerto in A Minor

    Arranger: Les Baxter Performer: Les Baxter

    Electronic Vanguard, EV-906-2



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    Story of Music Question Time

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