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Tessa Hadley

Michael Berkeley's guest is novelist Tessa Hadley. Her choices include music from Monteverdi, Schubert, Mozart, Beethoven, Bartok, Bob Dylan and Geoff Nichols's jazz band.

Michael Berkeley welcomes Tessa Hadley, the author of four highly-praised novels - Accidents in the Home (2002), Everything Will Be All Right (2003), The Master Bedroom (2007) and 'The London Train (2011). She has stories regularly published in Granta, The Guardian and The New Yorker, and has published two volumes of short stories, of which the most recent is Married Love. She has written a book on Henry James, and teaches Creative Writing to MA students at Bath Spa University.

A passionate music lover, Tessa Hadley's choices include the sensuous final duet from Monteverdi's opera The Coronation of Poppea, the gorgeous slow movement of Schubert's Piano Trio No.2, the trio from Act I of Don Giovanni, a movement of Beethoven's String Quartet Op.,130, three Romanian Folk Dances by Bartok, a song by Bob Dylan, and a jazz number played by her father Geoff Nichols' jazz band.

1 hour

Last on

Sun 20 May 2012 12:00

Music Played

  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Pur to miro, pur to godo (final duet from L'Incoronazione di Poppea)

    Performers: Helen Donath (Poppea), Elisabeth Södeström (Nero), Concentus Musicus, Vienna/ Nikolaus Harnoncourt

    • TELDEC 8.35247.
  • Geoff Nichols


    Performers: Avon Cities Jazz Band

  • Béla Bartók

    6 Romanian Folk Dances [BB68, Sz56], Nos 1, 2 and 6

    Performers: Zoltan Kocsis (piano)

    • PHILIPS 478 2364.
  • Franz Schubert

    Piano Trio no. 2 in E flat, D929 (II. Andante con moto)

    Performers: Les Musiciens

    • HARMONIA MUNDI CD 1951047.
  • Bob Dylan

    Don't Think Twice, It's All Right

    Performers: Bob Dylan

    • COLUMBIA COL CD 32390.
  • Richard Strauss


    Performers: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/Herbert von Karajan

    • DG 410 892-2.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Ah chi mi dice mai… (Terzetto from Don Giovanni, Act I)

    Performers: Kiri Te Kanawa (Donna Elvira), Ruggero Raimondi (Don Giovanni), José Van Dam (Leporello) Orchestra of the Paris Opera, /Lorin Maazel

    • CBS M3K35192.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    String Quartet in B flat, op 130 (II. Presto)

    Performers: Amadeus Quartet

    • DG 423 473-2.
  • Duke Ellington

    Backward Country Boy Blues

    Performers: Duke Ellington (piano), Charlie Mingus (bass), Max Roach (drums)

    • BLUE NOTE 538227-2.


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