Each week the programme examines some of the larger questions of life, taking a spiritual theme and exploring it through music, prose and poetry.
Programme details: Sunday 26 November 2006
Means of Escape
Presented by Fergal Keane. The readers were Liza Sadovy, Paul Shelley and Frank Stirling
Reading 1: Extract from ‘My Life and Travels: A Selection’ by Wilfred Thesiger. Published by Harper Collins. ISBN: 000257151X.
Music 1: ‘Fantasy in C major for Violin and Orchestra, op. 131’ composed by Robert Schumann. From the CD ‘Brahms: Violin Concerto Op. 77, Schumann: Fantasy Op. 131’. Released on Teldec. Catalogue number: 4509914432. Track 4.
Reading 2: ‘Truth and Beauty’ by Merle Collins. From her collection ‘Rotten Pomerack’. Published by Virago Press. ISBN: 185381556X.
Music 2: ‘L’Isle joyeuse’ composed by Claude Debussy. Performed by Robert Casadesus. From the CD ‘Robert Casadesus plays Debussy’. Released on Sony Classical. Catalogue number: SM2K60795. CD 1, tk 2.
Reading 3: Extract from ‘The Art of Travel’ by Alain de Botton. Published by Hamish Hamilton. ISBN: 0241140102. Pages 35-39.
Music 3: ‘Blue Train’ composed and performed by John Coltrane. From the CD ‘Blue Train’. Released on Blue Note. Catalogue number: CDP7460952. Track 1.
Reading 4: Extract from ‘The Man in the Iron Mask’ by Alexander Dumas. Published by Oxford University Press.
Music 4: ‘The Song of the Shepherd’ by The Guo Brothers. From the CD ‘China – the Music of China’. Released on Cooking Vinyl. Track 2.
Reading 5: Extract from ‘On the Road’ by Jack Kerouac. Published by Penguin. ISBN: 0141182679. Pages 251-252.
Music 5: ‘Love’s Been Good to Me’ by Frank Sinatra. From the CD ‘My Way: The Best of Frank Sinatra’. Released on Reprise. Catalogue number: 9362467122. CD 1, tk 23.
Reading 6: Extract from ‘The Road Less Travelled’ by M. Scott Peck. Published by Arrow Books. ISBN: 0099727404. Pages 14-15.
Music 6: ‘(Talk to me of) Mendocino’ by Kate and Anna McGarrigle. From their album ‘Kate and Anna McGarrigle’. Released on Warner. Catalogue number: 93624567772. Track 6.
Reading 7: ’You can know the whole world without going through the door’ by Lao Tzu. From the collection ‘Poem for the Day (One)’, edited by Nicholas Albery and Peter Ratcliffe. Published by Sinclair-Stevenson Ltd. ISBN: 185619499X.
Reading 8: Extract from ‘Means of Escape’ by Philip Caputo. Published by Simon and Schuster. IBSN: 0671711210. Pages 404 - 405.
Reading 9: ‘Evening’ by Raymond Carver.
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