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Music - It's About Time

In a programme recorded at the Free Thinking Festival 2017 at Sage Gateshead, Tom Service explores how music warps and changes our sense of how time is flowing.

A programme recorded earlier this afternoon at the Free Thinking Festival at Sage Gateshead, in which Tom goes on a journey into musical time and space. Find out what connects Wagner and Stockhausen, speed metal and slow movements - and how you can transform the fastest music in the world into the slowest, right in front of your ears...

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30 minutes

Music Played

  • Nino Rota

    Love theme from Romeo and Juliet

    • Romeo and Juliet (1968 film soundtrack).
    • Capitol.
  • Cozy Powell

    The Drums are back

    • The Drums are back.
    • Electrola.
    • 1C 564 7 99226 2.
  • György Ligeti

    Poeme Symphonique

    Performer: Françoise Terrioux.
    • Gyorgy Ligeti Edition Vol 5 - Mechanical Music.
    • Sony.
    • SK62310.
  • Hildegard von Bingen

    O virtus Sapientie - antiphon

    Performer: Armonico Consort.
    • Naked Byrd, Vol. 2.
    • Signum Classics.
    • SIGCD235.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Fugue in E minor: Allegro

    Performer: Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Ensemble.
    • Fugue around the Clock.
    • Channel.
    • CCSSA19403.
  • G Dub & Taxman

    Dub and Taxman Warp Speed

    • Drum And Bass Essentials Mixed By DJ Hype.
    • Warner Dance.
    • WSMCD218.
  • Ravi Shankar And Yehudi Menuhin

    Prabhati (based on Raga Gunkali)

    • Ravi Shankar And Yehudi Menuhin - West Meets East.
    • BGO Records.
    • BGOCD445.
  • Grieg

    Peer Gynt - suite no. 1 (Op.46), In the hall of the mountain king

    Performer: Academy of St Martin in the Fields.
    • Hanssler.
    • CD98995.
  • Franz Ferdinand

    Take Me Out

    • Franz Ferdinand.
    • Domino.
    • 27.
  • Richard Wagner

    Parsifal

    Performer: Pierre Boulez.
    • WAGNER Parsifal Boulez.
    • DG.
    • 435 718-2.
  • Johannes Ciconia

    Le ray au soleil

    Performer: Ensemble Leones.
    • Live recording with permission: Ensemble Leones.
  • Anon

    Sur toute fleur la est rose colourie

    Performer: Els Janssen. Performer: Michał Gondko. Performer: Uri Smilansky.
    • ‘Flour de Beaulté’, La Morra.
    • RAMÉE.
    • RAM 0602.
  • Anton Webern

    6 Bagatelles for String Quartet, Op. 9 - No. 1

    Performer: Emerson String Quartet.
    • Webern: Five Movements for String Quartet.
    • DG.
    • 445 828-2.
  • Wagner

    Die Walkure: Act 3, "Magic Fire Music"

    Performer: Berlin Radio SO. Performer: Marek Janowski. Performer: Tomasz Konieczny (baritone).
    • Wagner: Die Walküre.
    • Pentatone.
    • PTC5186 407.
  • Bach arr Webern

    Fuga (Ricercata) a 6 (Musical Offering, BWV1079)

    Performer: Berlin Phil. Performer: Pierre Boulez.
    • WEBERN Complete Works Boulez.
    • DG.
    • 457 6372.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Waltz in D-Flat Major, Op. 64, No. 1 "Minute Waltz"

    Performer: Sergei Rachmaninov (piano).
    • RCA.
    • 09026625332.
  • Sibelius

    Symphony No. 7 In C Major Op.105

    Performer: Boston SO. Performer: Colin Davis.
    • Philips.
    • 4647402.
  • Karlheinz Stockhausen, David Tudor, Christoph Caskel & Gottfried Michael Koenig

    Kontakte

    • WERGO.
    • WER60092.
  • Anton Bruckner

    Symphony no 5

    Performer: Leipzig Gewandhaus. Performer: Herbert Blomstedt.
    • Querstand.
    • VKJK0931.
  • György Ligeti

    Poeme Symphonique

    Performer: Francoise Terrioux (metronomes).
    • Sony.
    • SK62310.

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