Music and the Other Arts

Last Edited: 31-Mar-2015 A Global British Comedy Collaborative document. Edited by John Lucas (music library)
Broadcast source is BBC Radio Four unless otherwise indicated. Recording quality is considered good unless otherwise indicated.


Generic Musical Topics

See also

Dance
For One Night Only
Soul Music

Date
Title
Cast
Parameters
05-Jan-2012
12-Jan-2012
Black Is a Country
Presenter: Erykah Badu
Producer: Simon Hollis
27:56, 26139, S
28:00, 26202, S
10-Jan-2012
Songs for Madame Vasnier
Richard Langham Smith
produced by Joanna Smith
27:48, 26020, S
19-Mar-2012
There Is Business Like Show Business -- Industrial musicals
Will Young
produced by Rachel Ross
27:43, 25940, S
08-Aug-2012 Darwin's Tunes
Armand Leroi
Producer: Ania Lichtarowicz
27:56, 26142, S
09-Oct-2012 One Man's War --
the story of classical music life in London during the Second World War
Katie Derham
produced by Luke Whitlock
27:48, 26018, S
22-Oct-2012 Earworms
Shaun Keaveny, Lauren Stewart
Producer: Michelle Martin
27:57, 26163, S
14-May-2013
21-May-2013
28-May-2013
06-Jun-2013
The Science of Music
  1. the origins of music
  2. the logic, engineering and physics underlying the musical sounds
  3. music and the mind
  4. the science of music performance
Robert Winston
produced by Martin Williams
27:40, 25937, S
27:37, 25893, S
27:36, 25871, S
27:37, 25889, S
27-Jul-2013
Pomp, Pageantry and Parade
Courtney Pine
Producer: Llinus Jones
27:29, 25721, S

Musical Instruments

See also

Date
Title
Cast
Parameters
R7:
2004
Between the Ears - The Museum of Lost Keyboards
a satire
no credits 19:36, 18302, S
17-Apr-2012 Balalaika Born Again
Nick Baker
Producer: Tamsin Hughes
27:40, 25886, S
14-Aug-2012 A Sound British Adventure
Stewart Lee
Produced by John Sugar
27:52, 26079, S
06-Dec-2012 The Physicist's Guide to the Orchestra
Trevor Cox
produced by Nick Holmes
27:36, 25823, S

Musicians

See also

Date
Title
Cast
Parameters
28-Apr-2012 The Qatar Philharmonic
Razia Iqbal
Produced by Francesca Panetta and Lucy Greenwell
27:35, 25814, S
01-May-2012 Conjuring Halie -- Mahalia Jackson
Cerys Matthews
Produced by Sarah Cuddon
27:34, 25800, S
03-Jul-2012 Changing My Voice
Christopher Gabbitas
Producer: Emma Kingsley
27:33, 25777, S
02-Oct-2012 The Voices of Robert Wyatt
Robert Wyatt
Produced by Alan Hall
27:46, 25994, S
04-Dec-2012 Rebuilding the LSO
Matthew Bannister   
Producer: Philippa Goodrich
27:43, 25938, S
09-Apr-2013
Comme Je Suis - Sketches of Juliette Greco
Laura Barton
Produced by Alan Hall
27:42, 25956, S
25-May-2013
Choristers of the Coronation
Producer: Andrew Green
27:50, 26092, S
01-Jun-2013
Nightingales of India
Yasmin Alibhai-Brown
Producer: Mohini Patel
27:38, 25912, S
BBC R4X
28-Mar-2015
Inside the Music: From Score to Encore
Gavin Henderson
produced by Mike Greenwood
178:36, 167118, S

Classical Music

See also

Adventures in Good Music
All Classical Music Explained
All the Right Notes, Not Necessarily in the Right Order
Key Matters
Tales from the Stave
Robert Winston’s Musical Analysis 
Date Title Cast Parameters
06-Mar-2012 Bach's Choir Stephen Evans
Produced by Martin Smith
27:40, 25886, S
10-Jul-2012 Sibelius: A Symphony That Burned Peggy Reynolds
produced by Stephen Rodgem
27:53, 26094, S
25-Mar-2013 The Butterfly Effect Amanda Roocroft
produced by Stephen Garner
27:50, 26049, S
30-Apr-2013
07-May-2013
Richard Wagner - Power, Sex and Revolution
Paul Mason
produced by Michael Circum
27:46, 26022, S
27:45, 26005, S
24-Apr-2007 to
15-May-2007
The Enigma I Will Not Explain
Ruth Padel
Produced by Emma Kingsley
14:18, 13413, S
14:08, 13256, S
13:59, 13123, S
13:52, 13007, S

Musicals, Operettas, Music Halls

Date
Title
Cast
Parameters
03-Oct-2006 to
17-Oct-2006
R7:
12-Jul-2010 to
14-Jul-2010
The Anatomy of a Musical
  1. The Opener
  2. The Love Song
  3. The Take Home Number
Russell Davies
Produced by Marilyn Harris
27:41, 25960, S
27:45, 26017, S
27:50, 26109, S
19-Jun-2012 The Songs of Milne -- composer Harold Fraser-Simson
Presenter: John Kember
baritone Richard Burkhard John
Producer: Kate Howells
27:40, 25898, S
25-Dec-2012 Grease Was Our World
Alan Dein, Jim Jacobs
Producer: Mark Burman
27:50, 26047, S

Jazz and Rock

See also

Ken Clarke’s Jazz Greats

Date Title Cast Parameters
22-Nov-2005
29-Nov-2005
06-Dec-2005
Blowing the Music Away 
New Orleans music after Katrina
Stephen Evans
Produced by Paul Evans
28:06, 26352, S
28:04, 26322, S
27:53, 26156, S
12-Apr-2012 Who's Angry Now? -- contemporary British protest music John Harris
Producer: Simon Jacobs
27:47, 26002, S
17-May-2012
24-May-2012
31-May-2012
Follow-Up Albums
  1. Dexys Midnight Runners: Don't Stand Me Down
  2. Fleetwood Mac - Tusk
  3. Suede - Dog Man Star
Pete Paphides
Produced by Laura Parfitt
27:39, 25874, S
27:30, 25745, S
27:48, 26014, S
23-Jun-2012 The Stardust Memories --
Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars 40th anniversary
Midge Ure
Producer: Melissa FitzGerald
27:53, 26099, S
05-Jul-2012 The Godfather of Ulster Punk Alan Dein
Producer: Conor Garrett
27:38, 25855, S
23-Aug-2012 Rock 'n' Roll in Four Movements Stuart Maconie
produced by Nick Homes
27:39, 25872
16-Oct-2012 Spellbound: Siouxsie and the Banshees Miranda Sawyer
James W Roberts
27:38, 25858, S
18-Dec-2012 Riot Grrrls Produced by Eleanor McDowall 27:17, 25536, S
20-Dec-2012 Neil Tennant's Smash Hits Christmas Neil Tennant
Producer: Susan Marlin
27:46, 25992, S
31-Dec-2012 Roger, the Eagle Has Landed Mark Radcliffe
produced by Bob Dickinson
27:46, 25987, S
01-Jan-2012 Jazz Is Dead Paul Morley
produced by Martin Williams
27:38, 25870, S
2008
BBC TV4
24-Feb-2013
The Swing Thing narrated by Kenneth Cranham
produced and directed by Alan Lewens
MP4 VIDEO
89:35, 985755
12-Mar-2013 Feel the Chant: The Brit Funk Story David Grant
produced by Stephen Garner
27:51, 26086, S
20-Jul-2013
Twelve Bar Blues
Nick Barraclough
Producer: John Leonard
27:43, 25941, S

Folk and Popular Music

See also
Armitage and Moore's Guide to Song
The Playlist Series
Date Title Cast Parameters
03-Jan-2012 How Folk Songs Should Be Sung Martin Carthy
Producers: Genevieve Tudor and
Chris Eldon Lee
27:40, 25898, S
08-Mar-2012 In the Lounge with Rich Morton Rich Morton
Producer: Paul Bajoria
27:51, 26058, S
22-Mar-2012 The Topping Tooters of the Town --
the music of the Waits
William Lyons
Producer: Kate Bland
27:56,
24-Apr-2012 Folk Song, Art Song Christopher Maltman
Producer: Tom Alban
27:44, 25950, S
08-May-2012 The First LP in Ireland Presenter: Colum Sands
Producer: Owen McFadden
27:35, 25813, S
01-Jun-2012 The DJ Derek: A Local Legend Miles Chambers
Producer: Sarah Langan
28:00, 26210, S
26-Jun-2012 John Barry - The Lost Tapes Eddi Fiegel
Producer: John Sugar
27:46, 25990, S
27-Sep-2012 Big Shot -- Pop Managers Paul Morley
Produced by John Sugar
27:54, 26109, S
17-Nov-2012 Alice's Restaurant Ian McMillan
Producer: Lucy Lunt
27:59, 26194, S
20-Nov-2012 Blues Run the Game Laura Barton
Producer: Martin Williams
27:36, 25826, S
24-Nov-2012 Eddie Goes Country Eddie Mair
Producers: Jo Coombs and Stewart Henderson
27:32, 25775, S
03-Dec-2012 Songs of the Sacred Harp Cerys Matthews
Produced by Joby Waldman
27:43, 25941, S
21-Jan-2013 to
25-Jan-2013
The Alien Balladeer
  1. The Ballad of the Naked Rambler
  2. The God Shaped Hole
  3. The Glastonbury Tatter
  4. The Pole Dancer's Lament
  5. The Soldier's Story
Murray Lachlan Young, Bess Cavendish
Producer: Adam Fowler
13:37, 12751, S
13:44, 12863, S
13:33, 12688, S
13:33, 12693, S
13:45, 12872, S
31-Jan-2013 The Art of Sequencing Guy Garvey
Produced by Nick Homes
27:51, 26058, S
02-Apr-2013 Julie Fowlis' Heritage Well Julie Fowlis
Producer: Kellie While
28:08, 26237, S
27-Apr-2013
Building Bridges - The Art of the Middle 8
Midge Ure
Produced by Trevor Dann
27:51, 26119, S
09-Dec-2013 to
20-Dec-2013
A Cause for Caroling
  1. A Carol's a Carol, to Begin With
  2. Spreading the Medieval Word Made Flesh
  3. From Coventry to Agincourt
  4. Carol Crisis? What Crisis?
  5. The Ghosts of the West Gallery
    omnibus 1 Forging a Tradition
  6. A Second Golden Age
  7. Folk Carol Survival and Revival
  8. The Birth of Nine Lessons with Carols
  9. Import and Export
  10. Ring in the New
    omnibus 2 Joy to the World
Jeremy Summerly
Producer:Tom Alban
13:49, 12942, S
13:44, 12859, S
13:55, 13028, S
13:48, 12928, S
13:47, 12902, S
56:42, 53046, S
13:51, 12969, S
13:52, 12986, S
13:52, 12980, S
13:59, 13096, S
13:52, 12982, S
56:46, 53119, S

World Music

Date Title Cast Parameters
29-Mar-2012 North of the Border - The Rise of Mexican Music Robin Denselow
Producer: Chris Elcombe
27:44, 25962, S
05-Jun-2012 Modern Day Griot --
West African oral historians, advisors, story-tellers and musicians
Gaylene Gould
Producer Claire Bartleet
27:37, 25914, S
07-Sep-2012 Hearing Ragas Paul Robertson, John Tavener
Producer: Rosie Boulton
27:41, 25914, S
26-Dec-2012 Bellydancing and the Blues Guy Schalom
produced by Micheal Circum
27:42, 25922, S
15-Jan-2013 Baaba Maal and the Senegalese Kingdom of Music Adrian Brendel
produced by Kate Bland
27:37, 25886, S
17-Jan-2013 Cornershop Chris Hawkins
produced by Cecile Wright
27:48, 26018, S
29-Mar-2013 Studio in the Sand Robin Denselow
Produced by Victoria Shepherd
27:58, 26204, S

Venues, Composers

Date
Title
Cast
Parameters
02-Jan-2011
The Music of the Wires
Presenter: Chris Watson
Producer: Sarah Blunt
27:50, 26099, S
26-May-2012 The Barlow-Morgenstern Method
Tony Hawks
Producer: Isobel Williams
27:46, 25992, S
21-Aug-2012 Composing LA
Tarik O' Regan
Produced by Simon Hollis
27:55, 26126, S
08-Jan-2013 Scoring Father Brown
Debbie Wiseman
produced by Luke Wedlock
27:36, 25837, S
13-Jul-2013
The Unsent Letters of Erik Satie
Alistair McGowan
Produced by Emma Harding
27:50, 26054, S
24-Sep-2013
The Secret Life of JS Bach
Richard Coles
produced by Michael Circum
27:48, 26023, S
15-Nov-2013
In Britten's Footsteps
Presenter and wildlife sound recordist Chris Watson
Producer Sarah Blunt
27:33, 25790, S

Recording

Date
Title
Cast
Parameters
27-May-2010
The Wonderful Weightless World of the Flexidisc
Paul Bayley
producer Bob Dickinson
28:15, 26486, S
27-Dec-2011
Beatles Christmas
Alexei Sayle
Producer: John Sugar
27:50, 26114, S
26-Jan-2012
Vic Oliver: The First Castaway Remembered
David Baddiel
written by Phil Collinge
produced by Stephen Garner
27:40, 25896, S
01-Mar-2012
The 12 Inch Single
Paul Morley
produced by Nick Holmes
27:53, 26090, S
12-Jun-2012 Cerys Matthews' Blue Horizon
Cerys Matthews
Producer: Nick Barraclough
27:41, 25902, S
24-Jul-2012
31-Jul-2012
07-Aug-2012
Making Tracks
  1. Monmouthshire farm, Rockfield Studios
  2. London's Abbey Road
  3. Metropolis, West London
Paul Morley
Producer: Paul Kobrak
27:47, 26003, S
27:48, 26017, S
27:38, 25865, S
23-Oct-2012
30-Oct-2012
06-Nov-2012
Swansong
  1. Synchronicity by the Police, 1983
  2. The Holy Bible, by Manic Street Preachers, 1994
  3. Big Country's Driving to Damascus, 1999
  4. The Smiths' Strangeways, Here We Come
Stuart Maconie
produced by James Hale, Darren Broome
27:52, 26082, S
27:56, 26145, S
27:33, 25783, S
27:40, 25892, S
30-Oct-2012
05-Nov-2012
06-Nov-2012
12-Nov-2012
13-Nov-2012
19-Nov-2012
20-Nov-2012
26-Nov-2012
27-Nov-2012
03-Dec-2012
04-Dec-2012
10-Dec-2012
11-Dec-2012
17-Dec-2012
Mastertapes
  1. Billy Bragg (the A-Side)
  2. Billy Bragg (the B-Side)
  3. Suzanne Vega (the A-Side)
  4. Suzanne Vega (the B-Side)
  5. Paul Weller (the A-Side)
  6. Paul Weller (the B-Side)
  7. Brinsley Forde (the A-Side)
  8. Brinsley Forde (the B-Side)
  9. Ray Davies (the A-Side)
  10. Ray Davies (the B-Side)
  11. Corinne Bailey Rae (the A-Side)
  12. Corinne Bailey Rae (the B-Side)
  13. The Zombies (the A-Side)
  14. The Zombies (the B-Side)
John Wilson
Producer: Paul Kobrak, Emma Kingsley,
India Rakusen
26:56, 25206, S
27:36, 25826, S
27:38, 25856, S
27:34, 25802, S
27:36, 25829, S
27:31, 25750, S
27:41, 26735, S
27:33, 25786, S
27:29, 25723, S
27:32, 25776, S
27:37, 25843, S
27:38, 25862, S
27:21, 25598, S
27:36, 25890, S
11-Dec-2012 An Alternative Christmas
Richard Coles
Producer: Jo Meek
27:59, 26183, S
22-Dec-2012 ...But Still They Come
Robin Ince
Produced by Des Shaw and Chris O'Shaughnessy
27:26, 25672, S
20-May-2013
Creating Pitch-Perfect
Catherine Bott
produced by Nick Holmes
27:53, 26119, S
2002
BBC R4X
28-May-2014
The Music Factory -- Music While You Work
Russell Davies
produced by Clare Chonker and Simon Elmes
27:45, 25908, S