WORDS and MUSIC


WORDS and MUSIC

with narrators:

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CHRISTOPHER RAVENSCROFT
D.I. Mike Burdenin ‘Ruth Rendell Mysteries’

SERENA EVANS
Sergeant Patricia Dawkins in the sitcom ‘Thin Blue Line’

In these two programmes, readings are woven around music by the composers and their contemporaries.

MOZART
MAN & MUSIC

THE SCHUMANNS
TURBULENCE & FRIENDSHIPS

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The English Piano Trio presents two new contrasting ‘Words and Music’ programmes for their next season.

MOZART – MAN & MUSIC

Mozart composed six magnificent piano trios. He also wrote letters to family, friends and colleagues. These letters are not only accounts of his work and travels, but also a revelation of an inner world of his joys, worries and emotions. They portray his humour and wit, and make compulsive reading and listening. These readings are woven around movements from the trios.

This script is narrated by Christopher Ravenscroft

THE SCHUMANNS – TURBULENCE & FRIENDSHIPS

Robert Schumann’s emotionally turbulent life is unusually well-documented, not least because both he and his wife Clara kept diaries. The revealing and entertaining entries provide an insight into his music, his psychology, his friendships with Mendelssohn, Wagner, Liszt and Brahms, and of course his marriage to Clara, mother of their many children, as well as one of the greatest pianists of her age. The music is from works by both Robert and Clara Schumann, Brahms and Mendelssohn.

This script is narrated by Christopher Ravenscroft and Serena Evans

Christopher Ravenscroft first became a household name co starring in Ruth Rendell’s ‘Inspector Wexford’ series. He worked regularly with the RSC playing parts as diverse as Buckingham in Richard III, Antonio in the Merchant of Venice, Banquo in Macbeth and Cassius in Julius Caesar. His film appearances include Montjoy in Kenneth Branagh’s Henry V.

Serena Evans concluded a hugely successful West End run in 2014 with Angela Lansbury. Familiar to TV audiences, she is best known for her starring role with Rowan Atkinson in the series ‘Thin Blue Line’.

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