Derek Jarman's Garden
With music from Stravinsky and the Pet Shop Boys, and readings from Derek Jarman's journals, Olivia Laing and TS Eliot, conjuring up the spirit of Prospect Cottage in Dungeness.
Tilda Swinton and Samuel Barnett are the readers in an episode inspired by the saving of the beachside home of film-maker, painter and writer Derek Jarman following a crowd-funding campaign. Jarman (1942-1994) purchased Prospect Cottage on the shingle shore at Dungeness in 1986 following his diagnosis as being HIV positive and it formed the backdrop for his 1990 film The Garden. This was one of 11 feature films he directed including Caravaggio, The Tempest, The Last of England and Blue - which Radio 3 collaborated on with Channel 4 when that premiered in 1993.
Today's Words and Music brings you music referenced in Jarman's writing and films, from Stravinsky's the Rite of Spring to pop songs by the Pet Shop Boys and Annie Lennox which Jarman directed the videos for. Tilda Swinton reads words from Jarman's books Modern Nature, Chroma, and At Your Own Risk, a moving history of homosexuality in the UK, and Samuel Barnett reads poetry including John Donne's The Sun Rising which is inscribed on the wall of Prospect Cottage.
You can read a news story about the saving of Prospect Cottage and see images of it here https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-52120409
Producer: Nick Taylor
Modern Nature - Derek Jarman
At Your Own Risk - Derek Jarman
Chroma - Derek Jarman
Funny Weather: Derek Jarman’s Paradise - Olivia Laing
The Sun Rising - John Donne
Metamorphoses - Ovid (trans. Henry Thomas Riley)
Sonnet 126 - William Shakespeare
Conversations with Angels - John Dee
The Garden of Love - William Blake
The Hollow Men (extract) - T.S. Eliot
Remarks on Colour - Ludwig Wittgenstein (trans. Linda L. McAlister)
Ancient Arabic poem - At-Taliq (trans. A. R. Nykl)
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
A ClearingPerformer: Brian Eno.
- Polydor ?2335 228.
Modern Nature, read by Derek Jarman
Modern Nature, read by Tilda Swinton00:03
Symphony no. 1 in C minor Op.68: 3rd mvt; Un poco allegretto e graziosoConductor: Riccardo Chailly. Orchestrator: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig.
- DECCA 4785344.
Funny Weather, read by Samuel Barnett
The Sun Rising (extract), read by Samuel Barnett00:08
Io parto, e non più dissiEnsemble: Delitiæ Musicæ. Conductor: Marco Longhini.
- NAXOS 8573147-49.
Unfamiliar WindPerformer: Brian Eno.
- Polydor 2335 228.
Modern Nature, read by Tilda Swinton00:13
The Tempest - overture for orchestraOrchestra: Hradec Králové Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Andreas Sebastian Weiser.
- ARCO DIVA UP 01922231.
Ovid, trans. Henry Thomas Riley
Metamorphosen (book XI extract), read by Samuel Barnett00:19
Prelude and fugue for piano no. 11 (Op.87'11) in B majorPerformer: Alexander Melnikov.
- HARMONIA MUNDI HMC90201920.
Belshazzar's Feast Suite, Op. 51 iii NocturnePerformer: Norbert Blum. Performer: Michael Cox. Performer: James Burke. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
- CHANDOS CHAN20136.
Modern Nature, read by Tilda Swinton00:25
Nocturne, Op.51 No.3 (Belshazzar's Feast)Music Arranger: Michael Press. Performer: Jascha Heifetz. Performer: Brooks Smith.
- RCA LSC-2978.
Sonnet 126, read by Samuel Barnett00:29
My Funny ValentinePerformer: Nico.
- Beggars Banquet BEG 139.
Modern Nature, read by Tilda Swinton00:33
The Rite of Spring, Part 2: Sacrificial DanceOrchestra: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Yoel Levi.
- BERLIN CLASSICS 0021632BC.
Modern Nature, read by Tilda Swinton00:38
Translucence (A Song Cycle) v I Sit Here ImmobileLibrettist: Derek Jarman. Performer: Donna McKevitt. Performer: Michael Chance. Performer: Melanie Pappenheim. Performer: Kelly McCusker.
- Dharma cd5.
The Garden of Love, read by Samuel Barnett00:40
JerusalemPerformer: Suzi Pinns.
- Polydor 24 75 704.
At Your Own Risk, read by Tilda Swinton
Conversations with Angels, read by Samuel Barnett00:44
Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni
Concerto a 5 for 2 oboes and strings (Op.9`12) in D major, 1st movement; AllegroEnsemble: Academy of Ancient Music. Conductor: Christopher Hogwood.
- DECCA 4581292.
Funny Weather, read by Samuel Barnett
Dear God, read by Samuel Barnett and Tilda Swinton00:47
Pet Shop Boys
Its a SinPerformer: Pet Shop Boys.
- PARLOPHONE R6158.
At Your Own Risk, read by Samuel Barnett and Tilda Swinton00:52
Romance (Op.36) arr. for horn(or cello) & piano [orig. with orchestra]Performer: Kathryn Stott. Performer: Christian Poltéra.
- CHANDOS CHAN10552.
Simon Fisher Turner
Blue GongPerformer: Simon Fisher Turner.
- MUTE CDSTUMM 49.
Ludwig Wittgenstein trans. Linda L. McAlister
Remarks on Colour, read by Samuel Barnett
Chroma, read by Tilda Swinton00:57
Blue MoonPerformer: Billie Holiday.
- PAN AM RECORDS 9152262.
Johann Sebastian Bach
Sonata for violin solo no. 2 (BWV.1003) in A minor, GravePerformer: Viktoria Mullova (violin).
- ONYX ONYX4040.
The Hollow Men (extract), read by Samuel Barnett01:02
Shaker Loops (A final Shaking)Orchestra: London Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Christopher Warren‐Green.
- NAXOS 8.559031.
Derek Jarman / Donna McKevitt
Translucence (A Song Cycle) 16. PreludePerformer: Caroline Dale (cello).
- Instant Karma ?Dharma cd5.
At-Taliq, trans. A. R. Nykl
Ancient Arabic poem, read by Samuel Barnett
Modern Nature, read by Tilda Swinton
At Your Own Risk, read by Tilda Swinton01:09
Ev'ry Time We Say GoodbyePerformer: Annie Lennox.
- Chrysalis ?CDP 3217992.
- Sun 24 May 2020 17:30