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Let's Face the Music and Dance

Words and music on the theme of dance including poetry and prose by Shelley Patrick Kavanagh, William Carlos Williams, T.S. Eliot and Jane Austen with music by Schubert, John Tavener, Poulenc, Fred Astaire and Shostakovich.

Producer: Fiona McLean.

1 hour, 15 minutes

Last on

Fri 30 Dec 2011 17:00

Music Played

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

  • 00:00

    Antonín Dvořák

    Waltz no 4 in G Major

    Performer: Prague Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Jiri Belohlavek

    • SUPRAPHON SU31662.
  • William Shakespeare

    from The Winter’s Tale read by Imogen Stubbs

  • Laurence Binyon

    The Little Dancers read by Imogen Stubbs

  • 00:03

    John Tavener

    To a Child Dancing in the Wind

    Performer: Patricia Rozario

  • Don Paterson

    Dancer read by Joseph Kloska

  • 00:06

    Roger Quilter

    English Dances – Allegro giocoso and Allegro scherzoso

    Performer: Northern Sinfonia of England Conductor: Richard Hickox

    • EMI CDC7499332.
  • 00:11

    Ludwig Minkus

    La Bayadere

    Performer: English Chamber Orchestra Conductor: Richard Bonynge

    • DECCA 436172.
  • Sacheverell Sitwell

    from La Bayadere read by Imogen Stubbs

  • 00:12

    George Gershwin

    Three Preludes

    Performer: Michael Collins and Piers Lane

    • CHANDOS CHAN10615.
  • Alfred Corn

    Choreography read by Joseph Kloska

  • 00:17

    Irving Berlin

    Let's Face the Music

    Performer: Fred Astaire and the RKO Radio Studio Orchestra Conductor: Max Steiner

    • RHINO R275614.
  • James Laughlin

    Martha Graham read by Imogen Stubbs

  • 00:22

    Aaron Copland

    Appalachia Spring

    Performer: New York Philharmonic Conductor: Leonard Bernstein

    • SMK 63082.
  • Adrian Mitchell

    For David Mercer read by Joseph Kloska

  • 00:27

    Astor Piazzolla


    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma

  • Rainer Maria Rilke translated by Stephen Mitchell

    Spanish Dancer read by Imogen Stubbs

  • 00:31

    Yasmin Levy

    Por La Mia

    Performer: Yasmin Levy

    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • 00:36

    Malcolm Arnold

    English Dances - Adantino

    Performer: Queensland Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Andrew Penny

    • NAXOS 8553526.
  • Jane Austen

    from Emma read by Imogen Stubbs

  • 00:40

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Three Contredanses

    Performer: The Boskovsky Ensemble Conductor: Willi Boskovsky

    • VANGUARD 08801571.
  • 00:44

    Steve Reich

    Different Trains – America Before the War

    Performer: Kronos Quartet

    • NONESUCH 9791762.
  • William Carlos Williams

    Overture to a Dance of Locomotives read by Joseph Kloska

  • 00:47

    John Adams

    John's Book of Alleged Dances – Toot Nipple

    Performer: Kronos Quartet

    • NONESUCH 7559794652.
  • Euripides translated by William Arrowsmith

    from the Bacchae read by Joseph Kloska

  • Shelley

    from Prometheus Unbound read by Imogen Stubbs

  • 00:50

    Bedrich Smetana

    Dance of the Comedians

    Performer: The Cleveland Orchestra Conductor: Christoph von Dohnanyi

    • DECCA 4448672.
  • Gabriela Mistral translated by Ursula Le Guin

    Give me your hand read by Imogen Stubbs

  • 00:56

    Hamish MacCunn

    Gillie's Dance

    Performer: Murray McLachlan

    • DIVINE ART 25003.
  • 00:56

    Einojuhani Rautavaara

    Flute Concerto (Dances with the Winds) - Vivace

    Performer: Patrick Gallois, flute with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Leif Segerstam

    • ONDINE ODE9212.
  • Evelyn Waugh

    from Vile Bodies read by Joseph Kloska

  • 01:00

    Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller - Is that all there is?

    Performer: Peggy Lee

  • 01:05

    Peteris Plakidis

    Two Grasshopper Dances

    Performer: Gidon Kremer

    • TELDEC 0630135972.
  • T.S. Eliot

    from the Four Quartets read by Joseph Kloska

  • 01:07

    Claude Debussy

    Danse Profane

    Performer: Lisa Wellbaum with the Cleveland Orchestra Conductor: Pierre Boulez



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