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Retail Therapy

A sequence of texts and music exploring shopping and trade, with readings by Phil Davis and Raquel Cassidy. Including Flaubert, Thomas Hardy, the Bible and Roald Dahl.

Poetry and prose exploring all aspects of shopping and trade, read by Phil Davis and Raquel Cassidy. From Madame Bovary's compulsive spending and The Mayor of Casterbridge selling his wife to the betrayal of Christ for thirty pieces of silver and Charlie Bucket's life-changing purchase of that golden ticket-lined Whipple-Scrumptious Fudge-Mallow Delight.

1 hour, 15 minutes

Last on

Mon 21 Dec 2015 16:30

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • William Shakespeare

    The Winter’s Tale Act IV, Scene 4, Autolycus's song, reader Phil Davis

  • 00:00

    Matthew Locke

    Suite No 4 in C major from The Broken Consort Part 1 - Saraband

    Performer: The Locke Consort

    • Globe GLO5027.
  • Elizabeth Gaskell

    Cranford (excerpt), reader Raquel Cassidy

  • 00:02

    Ronald Binge

    Trade Winds (extract)

    Performer: Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra Performer: Ernest Tomlinson (conductor)

    • Marco Polo 8223515.
  • 00:05

    Bedrich Smetana

    Overture to The Bartered Bride (extract)

    Performer: Philharmonia Orchestra Performer: Sir Charles Mackerras (conductor)

    • Chandos CHAN31282.
  • Thomas Hardy

    The Mayor of Casterbridge (excerpt), reader Phil Davis

  • 00:09

    Roger Waters

    Money (extract)

    Performer: Pink Floyd

    • EMI 5821362.
  • 00:10

    Steve Reich

    Music for 18 Musicians (extract)

    Performer: Steve Reich and Musicians

    • ECM 8214172.
  • Aifric Campbell

    On The Floor (excerpt), reader Raquel Cassidy

  • 00:12

    Igor Stravinsky

    Petrushka – Shrovetide Fair (extract)

    Performer: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Performer: Simon Rattle (conductor)

    • EMI 5855382.
  • 00:17

    Sir Harrison Birtwistle

    Chorale from a Toy-Shop

    Performer: The Galliard Ensemble

    • Deux Elles DXL1019.
  • Geoffrey Chaucer (trans Nevill Coghill)

    Canterbury Tales - The Pardoner’s Tale (excerpt), reader Phil Davis

  • 00:20

    Frederick Keel

    Trade Winds

    Performer: Jonathan Lemalu (bass-baritone) Performer: Roger Vignoles (piano)

    • EMI 724357520324.
  • 00:22

    Lesley Bricusse/Anthony Newley

    Lucky Charlie (extract)

    Performer: Studio Musicians Performer: Walther Scharf (conductor)

    • HIP-O HIPD40020.
  • Roald Dahl

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (excerpt), reader Phil Davis

  • 00:23

    Lesley Bricusse/Anthony Newley

    Pure Imagination

    Performer: Gene Wilder (vocals) Performer: Walther Scharf (conductor)

    • HIP-O HIPD40020.
  • 00:27

    Hector Berlioz

    Symphonie Fantastique Opus 14 – Un Bal

    Performer: Philharmonia Orchestra Performer: Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor)

    • Signum SIGCD193.
  • Gustave Flaubert (trans Francis Steegmuller)

    Madame Bovery (excerpt), reader Raquel Cassidy

  • 00:36

    Modest Mussorgsky (orch. Ravel)

    Pictures from an exhibition - Limoges (Le marche)

    Performer: Orchestra Symphonique de Montreal Performer: Charles Dutoit (conductor)

    • Decca 417 299-2.
  • Catherine O’Flynn

    What Was Lost (excerpt), reader Phil Davis

  • 00:39

    Jimmy Webb

    Wichita Lineman (extract)

    Performer: Glenn Campbell (vocals)

    • Capitol CDP7464832.
  • 00:40

    Mike Oldfield

    Tubular Bells (extract)

    Performer: Mike Oldfield

    • Warner 9362462942.
  • 00:41

    Douglas J. Cuomo

    Sex and the City (Main Title Theme)

    • Sony STVCD172.
  • Sophie Kinsella

    Shopaholic (excerpt), reader Phil Davis

  • Sophie Kinsella

    Shopaholic (excerpt), reader Raquel Cassidy

  • 00:44

    Barrett Strong

    Money (extract)

    Performer: The Flying Lizards

    • Sony 88697290762.
  • 00:45

    Albert Ketèlbey

    In a Persian Market

    Performer: London Promenade Orchestra Performer: Alexander Faris (conductor)

    • Philips 4000112.
  • Orhan Pamuk

    The Museum of Innocence (excerpt), reader Phil Davis

  • 00:53

    Arnold Bax

    In a Vodka Shop

    Performer: Ashley Wass (piano)

    • Naxos 8557439.
  • 00:57

    Charles Ives

    Variations on America – Waltz (extract)

    Performer: ‘The President’s Own’ United States Marine Band

    • Col Timothy W. Foley (director).
  • Amy Lowell

    Market Day

  • 00:58

    Johann Sebastian Bach

    Sonata for organ no. 6 (BWV.530) in G major; 3rd mvt. Allegro

    Performer: Christopher Herrick (organ)

    • Hyperion CDA 663890.
  • King James Bible

    Matthew Chapter 26 verses 14-16 and 47-50, Chapter 27 verses 1-8, reader Phil Davis

  • 01:02

    Joseph Haydn

    The Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross Opus 51 – Sonata IV

    Performer: The Fitzwilliam Quartet

    • Linn CKD153.
  • Gustave Flaubert (trans Francis Steegmuller)

    Madame Bovery (excerpt), reader Raquel Cassidy

  • 01:12

    Hector Berlioz

    Symphonie Fantastique Opus 14 – Finale movement (extract)

    Performer: Philharmonia Orchestra Performer: Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor)

    • Signum SIGCD193.

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