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David Rothenberg

Sunday 26 March 2006 12:00-13:00 (Radio 3)

Michael Berkeley's guest is David Rothenberg - composer, jazz clarinettist and professor of philosophy and music at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several books, the most recent being Why Birds Sing, an examination of the phenomenon of birdsong and its musical expression.

The Professor's choices are mainly inspired by the natural world - ranging from Vivaldi's famous 1702 flute concerto The Goldfinch, to works by Messiaen and Takemitsu, whale music re-interpreted by Alan Hovhaness, Nepalese sarangi music inspired by butterflies, and Dave Holland's Conference of the Birds.

Duration:

1 hour

Playlist

M Berkeley: The Wakeful Poet (from Music from Chaucer)
(Berkeley/OUP)
Beaux Arts Brass Quintet

David Rothenberg: 'White-crested Laugh'
'Why Birds Sing'
TERRANOVA TN0501 - TRACK 9 INCOMPLETE

Vivaldi: 1st Movement from Flute Concerto no 3 in D Major 'Il Cardellino'
IMP PCD979 - TRACK 8
European Community Chamber Orchestra/Eivind Aadland

Ornette Coleman: 'Bach Prelude' from 'Tone Dialling'
VERVE 52748323 - TRACK 4

Mendelssohn: Scherzo from Trio no 2 in C Minor
ARABESQUE Z6599 - TRACK 7
David Golub, piano; Mark Kaplan, violin; Colin Carr, cello

Ram Saran Nepali: The Butterflies of Jumla
The Real Folk Music of Nepal
Traveling Records
TR 001-2 - track 3
Ram Saran Nepali, sarangi

Alan Hovhaness: And God Created Great Whales
DELOS DE3157 - TRACK 6 INCOMPLETE
Seattle Symphony Orchestra/Gerard Schwarz

Messiaen: First Mvt from Quartet for the End of Time
EMI CDC7543952 - TRACK 1
Yvonne Loriod, piano; Christoph Poppen, violin; Manuel Fischer-Dieskau, cello; Wolfgang Meyer, clarinet

T Takemitsu: 'Mystere' from Visions
DENON C079441 - TRACK 4
Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra/Hiroshi Wakasugi




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