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Finishing the Hat

Alex Jennings and Carolyn Pickles read poetry and prose from William Carlos Williams, Christina Rossetti, Robert Browning, E.M. Forster, Fleur Adcock and Thom Gunn.

With music by Ned Rorem, Debussy, Morton Feldman, Mussorgsky, George Gershwin, Respighi and Stephen Sondheim.

1 hour, 15 minutes

Last on

Tue 28 Dec 2010 17:00

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:00

    George Antheil

    20 Preludi de La Femme 100 Tetes – after Max Ernst

    Performers: Daniele Lombardi (piano)

    • NUOVA ERA 7240.
  • William Carlos Williams

    The Great Figure read by Carolyn Pickles

  • 00:01

    George Gershwin

    Three Preludes

    • Americana.
    • PHILIPS 4629482.
  • 00:02

    Stephen Sondheim

    Finishing the Hat

    Performers: Mandy Patinkin (George), Musical Direction (Paul Gemignani)

    • Sunday in the Park with George.
    • RCD1-5042.
  • Robert Browning

    My Last Duchess read by Alex Jennings

  • 00:09

    Ned Rorem

    String Quartet no 4 – Child Holding a Dove

    Performers: Emerson String Quartet

    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 4743212.
  • Christina Rossetti

    In an Artist’s Studio read by Carolyn Pickles

  • 00:11

    Modest Mussorgsky

    Scenes from an Exhibition

    Performers: Branford Marsalis (soprano saxophone)

    • Romances for Saxophone.
  • 00:15

    Nat King Cole

    Mona Lisa (feat. Les Baxter and His Orchestra)

    • The Essential Nat King Cole.
    • EMPORIO EMTBX335.
  • William Carlos Williams

    Landscape with the Fall of Icarus read by Alex Jennings

  • 00:19

    René Gerber

    Trois Paysages de Breughel – Hunters in the Snow

    Performers: Societe d’Orchestre de Bienne Kammerensemble de Berne, Marie-Louise De Marval (piano), Theo Loosli (conductor)

    • GALLO GALLOCD549.
  • William Carlos Williams

    Hunters in the Snow read by Alex Jennings

  • WalterALTER de la MARE

    Breughel’s Winter read by Carolyn Pickles

  • 00:26

    Einojuhani Rautavaara

    Symphony no 8 'The Journey' – Fourth Movement

    Performers: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Pietari Inkinen – conductor

    • NAXOS 8570069.
  • E.M. Forster

    Room with a View read by Alex Jennings

  • 00:36

    Trittico Botticelliano

    The Birth of Venus

    Performers: The City of London Sinfonia, Richard Hickox – conductor

    • COLLINS CLASSICS 13492COL.
  • 00:41

    Scottish Chamber Orchestra

    …..as others see us…..

    • CATALYST 82876642852.
  • Emily Dickinson

    I Would not Paint read by Carolyn Pickles

  • 00:45

    Morton Feldman

    Rothko Chapel

    Performers: University of California Berkeley Chamber Chorus, Philip Brett – Director

    • NEW ALBION NA039CD.
  • Billy Collins

    Study in Orange and White read by Alex Jennings

  • 00:52

    Kenneth Fuchs

    Out of the Dark

    Performers: Timothy Jones (French Horn), London Symphony Orchestra, JoAnn Falletta (conductor)

    • NAXOS 8559224.
  • Thom Gunn

    Painting by Vuillard read by Alex Jennings

  • 00:59

    Ned Rorem

    String Quartet no 4 – Death of Harlequin

    Performers: Emerson String Quartet

    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 4743212.
  • Fleur Adcock

    Leaving the Tate read by Carolyn Pickles

  • 01:05

    James Rhodes

    La Mer – Jeux de Vagues

    Performers: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti (conductor)

    • DECCA 4304442.

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