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Discussing hope in music, Suzy Klein is joined by arts critic Charlotte Higgins and composer Tarik O'Regan to talk about Handel, Strauss and Steve Reich.

The last in a six-part series of lively conversations examining how and why certain pieces of music make us feel the way they do. In each programme, presenter Suzy Klein and two guests explore a theme such as tragedy, romance or defiance. They champion favourite pieces that evoke the theme and discuss just what it is about the music that pulls these emotional strings. Tonight's theme is hope, with arts critic Charlotte Higgins and composer Tarik O'Regan talking to Suzy about Handel, Richard Strauss and Reich.

Presenter: Suzy Klein
Producer: Lyndon Jones.

20 minutes

Last on

Wed 6 Jul 2011 20:20

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Music Played

  • George Frideric Handel

    Theodora (excerpt: As with Rosy Steps the Morn)

    Performers: Lorraine Hunt Lieberson (mezzo-soprano: Irene) / Orchestra: of the Age of Enlightenment / Harry Bicket (conductor)

    • Avie AV 0030 Tr. 2.
  • Steve Reich

    Electric Counterpoint (1st movement - fast)

    Performers: Pat Metheny (guitar)

    • Elektra Nonesuch 79176-2 Tr. 4.
  • Richard Strauss

    Four Last Songs (No. 3 – Beim Schlafengehen)

    Performers: Elisabeth Schwartzkopf (soprano) / Radio Symphony Orchestra of Berlin / George Szell (conductor)

    • EMI 566 908 2 Tr. 3.