|20190525||Alexander McCall Smith is one of the world's most prolific and best-loved authors. His highly successful series The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency sold over twenty million copies in the English language alone, and his books have become bestsellers throughout the world.|
Recorded at Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden, Essex, he joins forces with the BBC Symphony Orchestra to bring to life much-loved characters from Botswana, Scotland and Italy, with an eclectic array of his favourite music.
RESPIGHI: Gli Uccelli (The Birds) No 3 - La Colomba
WALTON: Touch Her Soft Lips and Part
ARNOLD: Scottish Dance No 1
BARRY: Out of Africa (Main Theme)
RESPIGHI: Trittico Botticelliano, No 3 - La Nascita di Venere (The Birth of Venus)
MOZART: Overture: The Marriage of Figaro
Conductor: David Parry
Producers: Benedict Warren (BBC Symphony Orchestra) and Steve Doherty (Giddy Goat Productions)
A Giddy Goat production for BBC Radio 4
The best-selling author reads from his work in a concert with an eclectic array of music.