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Charles Hazlewood, conductor

Charlies Hazlewood, conductor and founder of the Paraorchestra, chooses the eight discs, book and luxury he would take with him if cast away to a desert island. With Lauren Laverne

Charles Hazlewood is a conductor and the founder of Paraorchestra, the world's first professional ensemble of disabled musicians.

Once described as the Heston Blumenthal of orchestral music, Charles has spent his career challenging Britain’s musical palate, exploding boundaries and expanding our ideas about what an orchestra can be - and do.

His repertoire encompasses Beethoven, Bruckner and Barry White, and his critically-acclaimed projects include more than 100 world premieres and the first orchestral headline performance at Glastonbury. Paraorchestra, the ensemble he established in 2011, reached a global audience at the closing ceremony of the 2012 London Paralympics. He also co-founded an opera company in South Africa, and its production of Carmen, with a mainly black cast, won international acclaim.

He studied music at Keble College, Oxford and was the Organ Scholar there. He won the EBU conductor's competition in 1995 and has had an international career as a conductor.

DISC ONE: Somebody’s Gonna Off The Man by Barry White & The Love Unlimited Orchestra
DISC TWO: A Rainbow in Curved Air by Terry Riley
DISC THREE: Ach, ich fühls, composed by Mozart, conducted by Otto Klemperer and performed by Gundula Janowitz and Philharmonia Orchestra
DISC FOUR: R. Strauss: 4 Lieder, Op. 27 - 4. Morgen! by Richard Strauss, conducted by Kurt Masur, performed by Jessye Norman and Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
DISC FIVE: Improvisation by Olivier Latry
DISC SIX: Kraftwerk-Rewerk, composed by Charlotte Harding and Lloyd Coleman, conducted by Charles Hazlewood
DISC SEVEN: Ndisakuthanda Mna, composed by Georges Bizet, performed by Pauline Malefane, Andile Tshoni and Dimpho Di Kopane, conducted by Charles Hazlewood
DISC EIGHT: The Last Time/Ultima Vez by Pauline Oliveros

BOOK CHOICE: A book of poetry by Ivor Cutler
LUXURY ITEM: An espresso machine
CASTAWAY'S FAVOURITE: Ach, ich fühls, composed by Mozart, conducted by Otto Klemperer and performed by Gundula Janowitz and Philharmonia Orchestra

Presenter: Lauren Laverne
Producer: Sarah Taylor

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38 minutes

Music Played

  • Barry White & Love Unlimited Orchestra

    Somebody's Gonna Off The Man

    • Together Brothers (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).
    • Island Def Jam.
    • 1.
  • Terry Riley

    A Rainbow in Curved Air

    • A Rainbow in Curved Air.
    • ESOTERIC.
    • 1.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Ach, ich fühls

    Conductor: Otto Klemperer. Singer: Gundula Janowitz. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra.
    • Mozart: Die Zauberflöte.
    • Great Recordings of the Century.
    • 9.
  • Richard Strauss

    R. Strauss: 4 Lieder, Op. 27 - 4. Morgen!

    Conductor: Kurt Masur. Singer: Jessye Norman. Orchestra: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig.
    • R Strauss: Four Last Songs.
    • Philips.
    • 14.
  • Olivier Latry

    Improvisation

    • Trois siecles d’orgue à Notre Dame de Paris.
    • naïve classique.
    • 14.
  • Paraorchestra

    Kraftwerk-Rewerk

  • Pauline Malefane, Andile Tshoni, Dimpho Di Kopane & Imbumba Symphony Orchestra

    Ndisakuthanda Mna

    • U-Carmen e Khayelitsha.
    • CLASSICAL.
    • 8.
  • Pauline Oliveros

    The Last Time/Ultima Vez

    • Ghostdance.
    • Deep Listening.
    • 13.

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