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Maria Chevska

Sunday 1 June 2008 12:00-13:00 (Radio 3)

Michael Berkeley talks to artist Maria Chevska, Head of Painting at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Arts at the University of Oxford. Since 1990, her work has incorporated made and found objects - including furniture - as well as canvases, into which she places fragments of text reflecting everyday existence.

Her musical choices include Bach's famous D minor Concerto for 2 violins, and contemporary Polish jazz from Kryzstof Komeda, as well as as three pieces from early 20th century Vienna and two from Russia.


1 hour

Private Passions playlist 1 June 2008

1 Sig M Berkeley: The Wakeful Poet (from Music from Chaucer)
Beaux Arts Brass Quintet

2 J S Bach: 2nd movement from Concerto for Two Violins
'Bach Violin Concertos' NAXOS 8110965 - Track 8
Yehudi Menuhin, George Enescu (violins),
Paris Symphony Orchestra/Pierre Monteux (rec Paris, 1932)

3 Mahler: 'Farewell' from The Song of the Earth
'Das Lied von der Erde' NAXOS 8110029 - Track 6
Kathleen Ferrier (mezzo-soprano),
New York Philharmonic Orchestra/Bruno Walter (Rec Vienna, 1952)

4 Schoenberg: No 2 of the 'Three Piano Pieces' (op 11)
'Schoenberg Piano Concerto etc' PHILIPS 4680332 - Track 9
Mitsuko Uchida (piano)

5 Berg: 'Lied der Lulu' from 'Lulu' Suite
'Berg Lulu Suite, etc' DG 4232382 - Track 3
Margaret Price (soprano), London Symphony Orchestra/Claudio Abbado
(Berg/Universal Edition)

6 Shostakovich: Last mvt 'Allegro' from String Quartet No. 9
'Shostakovich String Quartets" LONDON 4557762 - CD 4 Track 10
Fitzwilliam String Quartet

7 Sophia Gubaidulina: In Croce(for cello and accordian) (excerpt)
"Sofia Gubaidulina" Wergo WER66482 - Track 4
Julius Berger (cello), Stefan Hussong (accordian)
(Gubaidulina/Boosey & Hawkes)

8 Krzystof Komeda: Sleep Safe and Warm
'Litania' ECM
Tomasz Stanko Septet

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