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Rufus Wainwright

Rufus talks to John Wilson about his life-changing album Want One, plays piano and sings a cappella in a TV pilot of Radio 4's Mastertapes series.

John Wilson chats to Rufus Wainwright about his life-changing album, 2003's Want One. Rufus tells the stories behind some of those songs, and sings and performs solo piano. As Rufus says himself, he has no filter. The two meet in a stylishly transformed Maida Vale Studio.

Rufus also sings a cappella a song he composed after the death of his mother, the singer Kate McGarrigle.

The programme features footage from a young Rufus' first ever song recording, as part of a Canadian children's film.

30 minutes

Last on

Fri 14 Nov 2014 21:00

Music Played

  • Rufus Wainwright

    Movies of Myself

  • Rufus Wainwright

    14th Street

  • Rufus Wainwright

    I Don't Know What It Is (Radio 4 Session, 7 Apr 2014)

  • Rufus Wainwright

    I'm A-Runnin

  • Loudon Wainwright III

    Rufus Is A Tit Man

  • Rufus Wainwright

    Pretty Things (Radio 4 Session, 7 Apr 2014)

  • Rufus Wainwright

    Dinner At Eight (Radio 4 Session, 7 Apr 2014)

  • Rufus Wainwright & Martha Wainwright

    Hallelujah (Glastonbury 2007)

  • Rufus Wainwright

    Vibrate (Radio 4 Session, 7 Apr 2014)

  • Rufus Wainwright

    Candles (Radio 4 Session, 7 Apr 2014)

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter John Wilson
Performer Rufus Wainwright
Director Matthew Amos
Producer Rhonagh O'Donnell

Broadcasts

  • Mon 10 Nov 2014 21:00
  • Fri 14 Nov 2014 21:00

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