Texts and music inspired by apples, with readings by Olivia Williams and Oliver Ford. Including Keats, Kafka and Christina Rossetti plus Schumann, Purcell and Janacek.
Olivia Williams and Oliver Ford Davies read poems and prose inspired by apples with work by Keats, Kafka and Christina Rossetti and music by Schumann, Purcell and Janacek.
Apples are such a common place food and yet have been deployed in literature and myth to mean much more than the crisp bite and juicy, healthy froth on the tongue. They are a symbol of temptation, seduction and the fall of man as well as, in the savouring of the old names of disregarded varieties, a sort of nostalgic longing for an England of abundant orchards.
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
From Paradise Lost
From The Magic Apple Trees
W B Yeats
The Song of Wandering Aegnus
Lessons on Objects, As given to children between the ages of six and eight,
U A Fanthorpe
The Apple War
Franz Kafka, trans Malcolm Paisley
From The Transformation (the Metamorphosis)
The Poisoned Apple
From The Song of Solomon, King James Bible
Sappho, trans. Henry De Vere Stacpoole
Like the sweet apple
Sharing Eve’s Apple
As Bad As a Mile
Paring the Apple
- Sun 10 Jul 2011 22:20
- Thu 29 Dec 2011 17:00