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On the Road

Texts and music on the theme of the road, with readings by Jack Lowden. Including Robert Frost, EE Cummings and Vladimir Nabokov, plus Schubert, Adams and Van Morrison.

Head out on the highway with Jack Lowden who won an Olivier for his part in Ibsen's Ghosts and Anna Madeley, the star of Yael Farber's production of The Crucible at the Old Vic. They'll be exploring the code of the road with Frost, Cummings, Nabokov, Schubert, Adams and Van Morrison -- so it promises to be a wild ride ... just strap on your leathers and prepare for adventure and whatever comes your way.

Producer: Zahid Warley

First broadcast 10/08/2014.

1 hour, 15 minutes

Last on

Sun 24 May 2015 17:30

Music Played

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

  • 00:00

    Max Richter

    H thinks a journey

    Performer: Max Richter.
    • Fat Cat.
    • 24.
  • Basho

    The Records of a Travel-worn Satchel read by Jack Lowden

  • 00:02

    Lionel Hampton

    Central Avenue Breakdown

    Performer: Lionel Hampton and Nat King Cole.
    • Jazz Archives.
    • 7.
  • Jack Kerouac

    On the Road read by Anna Madeley

  • 00:08

    Miles Davis

    On Green Dolphin Street

    • Columbia.
    • 1.
  • John Updike

    from Rabbit Run read by Jack Lowden

  • 00:20

    Franz Liszt

    Le mal du pays from Annees de pelerinage

    Performer: Lazar Berman.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 8 CD 1.
  • Philip Terry

    from Dante’s Inferno read by Anna Madeley

  • 00:27

    Jacobus Clemens non Papa

    - O Maria vernans rosa from Pilgrimage to Santiago

    Performer: Monteverdi Choir.
    • Soli Deo Gloria.
    • 18.
  • ee cummings

    No Time Ago read by Anna Madeley

  • 00:33

    Kraftwerk

    Tour de France Etape 3

    Performer: Kraftwerk.
    • EMI.
    • 4.
  • Thom Gunn

    On The Move read by Jack Lowden

  • 00:40

    Charles Ives

    Runaway Horse on Main Street

    Performer: United States Marine Band.
    • Naxos.
    • 19.
  • Ezra Pound

    The Garden read by Jack Lowden

  • 00:41

    Van Morrison

    Cypress Avenue

    Performer: Van Morrison.
    • Warner.
    • 4.
  • John Clare

    Field Path read by Anna Madeley

  • 00:49

    Franz Schubert

    Der Wegweiser from Winterreise

    Performer: Mathias Goerne and Graham Johnson.
    • Hyperion.
    • 20.
  • Robert Frost

    The Road Not Taken read by Jack Lowden

  • 00:54

    Anon

    He’s Gone Away

    Performer: Charlie Haden and Pat Metheny.
    • Verve.
    • 8.
  • Charles Simic

    I was the last Napoleonic soldier read by Anna Madeley

  • 00:59

    John Adams

    Road Movies - 2

    Performer: Andrew Russo and James Ehnes.
    • Black Box BBM.
    • 5.
  • Rebecca Solnit

    from A Field Guide to Getting Lost read by Anna Madeley

  • 01:07

    Richard Strauss

    The death of Don Quixote from Don Quixote Op 35

    Performer: Gürzenich-Orchester Köln.
    • Hyperion.
    • 14.

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