Breaking Free: Tuesday - Rob Cowan with Susie Orbach
With Rob Cowan. Including Musical challenge; Music in Time: Modern; Breaking Free, featuring the Leipzig String Quartet in Schoenberg's String Quartet No 1 in D minor, Op 7.
Rob sets the tone and mood of the day's programme with a range of music to intrigue, surprise and entertain.
Take part in today's musical challenge: identify a piece of music played backwards
Rob's guest this week is the psychotherapist Susie Orbach who besides specializing in couple and relationship counselling is the author of the book 'Fat is a Feminist Issue' which has been continuously in print since 1978. Susie is also a broadcaster whose series 'In Therapy' on BBC Radio 4 has attracted large audiences and garnered critical acclaim. Susie is Co-founder of The Women's Therapy Centre in London and New York, she lectures widely across the world and continues to practice in London. She talks to Rob about how music fits into her life and chooses works including music by Handel, Bach, Bernstein and Philip Glass.
Music in Time: Breaking Free - the minds that changed music
Rob places music in time, this week looking at five works from the Modern period which reflect the tumultous nature of musical thought and expression in the early years of the 20th century.
The Listening Service Extra: Schoenberg's Idea.
4/12 We listen to Schoenberg's conception of what the "idea" of a piece of music really was - something even bigger than the sounds it makes.
Rob explores the nature of performance by highlighting the differences in style between two recordings of a piece by JS Bach made by the organist Wolfgang Rubsam, 20 years apart.
11am Breaking Free - the minds that changed music
As part of Radio 3's focus on the works of Schoenberg and the 2nd Viennese School, Rob explores the development of Arnold Schoenberg's musical style and language through his String Quartets, from the Dvorak-like early String Quartet in D of 1897 and the Second String Quartet with soprano, which sets the poetry of Stefan George, to the serial masterpieces: the Third Quartet, commissioned by Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge, and the Fourth, written in 1936.
String Quartet No.1 in D minor, Op.7
Leipzig String Quartet.