Mark the Music
Peter Capaldi and Emily Bruni read poetry and prose on the theme of music. With poems by Whitman, Sassoon and Hardy, plus music by Messiaen, Purcell, Pergolesi, Mingus and Glass.
Peter Capaldi and Emily Bruni read poetry and prose on the theme of music, from the metaphysical to the everyday. The programme explores the wide-ranging facets and inescapable power of music: the mystical concept of the music of the spheres, the power of music in childhood and everyday life, music as a psychological tormentor and the beauty of music in performance.
With poems by Siegfried Sassoon, Walt Whitman, Thomas Hardy and Pablo Neruda, and prose by Nick Hornby and Louis de Bernieres. Music to compliment the readings includes works by Messiaen, Purcell, Pergolesi, Charles Mingus, Neil Young and Philip Glass.
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
A Canticle to Apollo, read by Peter Capaldi and Emily Bruni
The Merchant of Venice – from Act V Scene 1, read by Emily Bruni
from Harmony and Embryology [from De die Natali XI-XII] read by Peter Capaldi
J F H F Von Dalberg
A Composer’s Glimpses of the Music of Spirits, read by Peter Capaldi
Italian Music in Dakota, read by Emily Bruni
High Fidelity, read by Peter Capaldi
Music Swims Back To Me, read by Emily Bruni
The Advent of Insanity, read by Emily Bruni
Ode to a Violin in California, read by Peter Capaldi