Alexander Mccall Smith And The BBC Symphony Orchestra


20190525Alexander 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.