Sound Frontiers: Working with Maurice Sendak
Donald Macleod focuses on Oliver Knussen's long-time friendship with Maurice Sendak, author and illustrator of the famous children's book Where the Wild Things Are.
As part of Radio 3 live at Southbank Centre, London, Donald Macleod presents special editions of the long-running series that began life just three years before the launch of the 'Third Programme' in 1946. Donald invites celebrated British composer Oliver Knussen to join him live at the Radio 3 pop-up studio to discuss a life and career that spans nearly all of Radio 3's seven decades.
Today, they focus on Oliver Knussen's long-time friendship with Maurice Sendak, author and illustrator of the famous children's book, Where the Wild Things Are.
Songs and a Sea Interlude, Op 20a
Claire Booth, soprano
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Ryan Wigglesworth, conductor
Higglety Pigglety Pop! Op 21: First interlude and scenes 4-5
Cynthia Buchan, mezzo soprano (Jennie)
Lisa Saffer, soprano (Baby)
Rosemary Hardy, soprano (Rhoda / Baby's Mother)
Christopher Gillet, tenor (Cat)
Oliver Knussen, conductor
Where the Wild Things Are, Op 20: Scene 6 "The Wild Rumpus"
Lisa Saffer, soprano (Max)
Oliver Knussen, conductor.