Texts and music on the theme of beauty, with readings by Eve Best and Don Warrington. With Baudelaire, Sara Teasdale and Pope, plus music from Bach, Delius and Byrd.
'A thing of beauty is a joy forever.' John Keats' paean is a celebration of that which has inspired love, reverence and harmony. Beauty is an elevation of the senses or a perfect balance of nature. In this edition of Words and Music, Eve Best and Don Warrington put down their vanity mirrors and take the words of Baudelaire, Sara Teasdale and Alexander Pope to explore what became, for Narcissus, a watery obsession. With music from Bach, Delius and Byrd.
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
Walter Savage Landor
God Scatters Beauty, Eve Best
The Rape of the Lock, Don Warrington
Lines composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey, Eve Best
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Genius in Beauty, Don Warrington
Beauty, Eve Best
To his coy mistress, Don Warrington
I died for beauty, Eve Best
The Beautician, Don Warrington
The Eyes of Beauty, Eve Best
Hero and Leander, Don Warrington""Added, go to My Music