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Debbie Wiseman

Kirsty Young talks to composer Debbie Wiseman.

Kirsty Young interviews the composer Debbie Wiseman.

Her work is wide ranging, but her talents are most often employed in crafting lyrical, melodic scores for film and TV. Her credits include Land Girls, Judge John Deed, Haunted and Father Brown. Now a visiting Professor at the Royal College of Music, her unlikely introduction to the piano came at the age of 8 when she found a bashed up old instrument sitting in the corner of a hotel dining room.

Producer: Isabel Sargent.

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45 minutes

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Fri 24 Oct 2014 09:00

Music Played

  • George Frideric Handel

    The Country Dance from Handel's Water Music

    Performer: Consort of London. Performer: Robert Haydon Clark.
    • Water Music.
    • Collins Classics.
  • The Beatles

    Eleanor Rigby

    • The Beatles - 1.
    • Apple.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Sonata in Bb Major

    Performer: Vladimir Horowitz.
    • Horowitz plays Mozart.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.

    • Olivier Messiaen

      The Turangalila Symphony - final

      Performer: Kent Nagano. Performer: Berlin Philharmonic.
      • Messiaen: Turangalila-Symphonie Aimard….
      • Teldec.
  • Caledonian Suite - The Allegro Leggiera

    • The Music of Buxton Orr.
    • Doyen.
  • Dave Grusin

    The piano theme from the film On Golden Pond

    • Dave Grusin Now Playing.
    • Verve music.
  • Claude Debussy

    Play of the Waves from La Mer – Second Movement

    Performer: Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Performer: Daniel Barenboim.
    • Stravinsky.Debussy.Boulez..
    • Teldec.
  • John Barry & English Chamber Orchestra

    The Beyondness of Things

    • The Beyondness of Things.
    • London.
  • Book Choice

    • The Penguin Book of English Verse

  • Luxury Item

    • Grand piano, manuscript paper and pencil


Role Contributor
Presenter Kirsty Young
Interviewed Guest Debbie Wiseman
Producer Isabel Sargent


  • Sun 19 Oct 2014 11:15
  • Fri 24 Oct 2014 09:00

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