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Monday - Sean Rafferty

Presented by Sean Rafferty. Terry Pratchett and Philip Pullman are among writers exploring the Grimms' Fairy Tales, reading excerpts from their own re-imaginings of them.

Sean Rafferty presents, with guests including conductor David Robertson with members of the St Louis Symphony Orchestra, in the UK for their Proms appearance this week.

Also today, the first part of a week-long celebration of the Grimm Fairy Tales, published 200 years ago. Leading writers including Sir Terry Pratchett, Philip Pullman and Michael Morpurgo, discuss the Grimm Fairy Tales with presenter Suzy Klein.

Philip Pullman celebrates the 200th anniversary of the Grimm Fairy Tales with a new edition of the stories, published later this month. In a special preview for In Tune, he reads his version of 'The Three Snake Leaves'.

Former Children's Laureate, and author of War Horse, Michael Morpurgo re-imagined Hansel and Gretel as a dark modern tale for children. His version of the fairy tale 'Beauty and the Beast' will appear this autumn.

Sir Terry Pratchett has often returned to the Grimm Tales for inspiration. Parodies of beloved characters, from Cinderella to Little Red Riding Hood, appear in his Discworld novels, treated with his own irreverent, fantastical humour.

The writers will explore the legacy of the Grimm stories, and read extracts from their own re-imaginings of the Fairy Tales.

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2 hours

Last on

Mon 3 Sep 2012 16:30

Music Played

  • Jan Dismas Zelenka

    Trio sonata no. 3 in B flat major

    Performer: Ensemble Marsyas - Main Artist Performer: Monica HUGGETT - Violin

    • LINN.
    • ckd 415.
  • Interview; Claire Martin and Sir Richard Rodney Bennett.

  • Donald Fagen

    Do Wrong Shoes

    Performer: Claire MARTIN - Singer Performer: SIR RICHARD RODNEY BENNETT - Keyboards

  • Johann Friedrich Fasch

    Concerto in D major FWV.L:D8 for violin and orchestra

    Performer: philadelphia baroque orchestra

    • Chandos.
    • 0791.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Berceuse in D flat major Op.57 for piano

    Performer: Peter DONOHOE - Piano

    • EMI.
    • CDC : 7544162.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Concerto BWV.1060 for oboe, violin & strings reconstr. Schneider vers. in C minor

    Performer: Elizabeth WALLFISCH - Violin Performer: Paul GOODWIN - Oboe Performer: The KING'S CONSORT

    • HELIOS.
    • CDH-55347.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Serenade no. 1 in D major Op.11

    Conductor: Leonard SLATKIN Performer: St Louis Symphony Orchestra

    • RCA.
    • RD86247.
  • Grimm's Fairy Tales - Philip Pullman

  • Claude Debussy

    La Belle au bois dormant for voice and piano [1890]

    Performer: Roger VIGNOLES - Piano Performer: Veronique GENS - Soprano

    • VC-545360 2.
  • Interview with David Robertson.

  • Friederich August Kummer

    Duet Op.22`2 for two cellos

    Performer: Daniel Lee - Cello Performer: Melissa Brooks - Cello

  • Interview with David Robertson, Daniel Lee and Melissa Brooks.

  • Zoltán Kodály

    Sonata Op.8 for cello solo

    Performer: Daniel Lee - Cello

  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Elijah Op.70

    Performer: Paul MCCREESH - Director Performer: Gabrieli Consort

    • SIGNUM.
    • SIGCD300.
  • Interview with Paul Robertson.

  • John Tavener

    Towards silence for four string quartets and large Tibetan temple bowl

    Performer: Fifth Quadrant Performer: Finzi Quartet Performer: Medici String Quartet Performer: cavalieri string quartet

    • SIGNUM.
    • SIGCD221.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Sonata in F major H.16.23 for piano

    Performer: Jean-Efflam BAVOUZET - Piano

    • CHANDOS.
    • CHAN 10736.


  • Mon 3 Sep 2012 16:30

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