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Still Life Versus Moving Image

55 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 18 November 2012

The best of the world's arts, film, music and literature brought to you every day. Presented by Anna McNamee

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Kurt Elling
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Still Life Versus Moving Image
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Max Richter
How can a modern composer make a 300 year old piece of music - that everybody knows - sound new and 21st century? Max Richter has recomposed Vivaldi's Four Seasons

Tatiana Salem Levy
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