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Classicist Llewellyn Morgan is what Aristotle called an 'orgilos', a naturally irascible man. Here he reflects on the not always negative nature of anger.

Classicist Llewellyn Morgan confesses that he is what Aristotle called an 'orgilos', a naturally irascible man!

In this edition of Something Understood, he draws upon the reflections and experiences of writers including James Lasdun, Dorianne Laux and Timothy Steele to explore an emotion that isn't always as negative as it might at first appear. With music by Elvis Costello, Monteverdi and Arvo Part.

Produced by Alan Hall.
A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4.

30 minutes

Music Played

  • The New World Renaissance Band

    To Drive the Cold Winter Away

    • Live the Legend.
    • Nightwatch.
    • 1001.
    • 1.
  • Elvis Costello

    Elvis Costello - Indoor Fireworks (Solo demo)

  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Giuseppe Verdi - Cortigiani, vil razza dannata

    Performer: Eduard Tumagian/Slovak Radio Symphony

  • Bob Dylan

    Bob Dylan - Ballad of a Thin Man

  • Bob Dylan

    Bob Dylan - Like A Rolling Stone

  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Claudio Monteverdi - Act One, Scene 5, Octavia, Octavia!

    Roberto Balconi/Anne Sofie von Otter/The English Baroque Soloists

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