Twenty Minutes - A Sound Read
|Berlioz||19991130||Ivan Hewett is joined by Roger Parker, the newly appointed professor of music at Cambridge University, and by the writer Peggy Reynolds to review new books on music.|
This month's edition features the second volume in David Cairn's monumental study `Berlioz', Sir John Tooley's `In House - the Story of Covent Garden' and `The Birth of Bebop' by Scott DeVeaux.
|The Parisian Worlds Of Frederic Chopin||20000119||Ivan Hewett is joined by editor of BBC Music Magazine Helen Wallace and author Janice Galloway to review recently published books on music.|
This month's edition features `The Parisian Worlds of Frederic Chopin' by William Atwood, a book exploring the influence of art and literature on the music of Poulenc, and `The Broadway Sound' - the autobiography of the Broadway orchestrator Robert Russell Bennett.
|Igor Stravinsky: A Creative Spring||20000216||Ivan Hewett is joined by actress Fiona Shaw and the critic and broadcaster Stephen Johnson to review recently published books on music.|
This month's edition features `Igor Stravinsky: a Creative Spring' by Stephen Walsh - the first volume of a new study which promises to get closer to the real man than any previous biography; Michael Chanan's `From Handel to Hendrix', which explores the role of the composer in society; and `Concerto Conversations' by Joseph Kerman, which offers a fresh perspective on this musical genre.
|To Boulez And Beyond||20000519||Ivan Hewett is joined by music critic Michael White and art historian Frank Whitford to review recently published books on music, featuring a new biography of Aaron Copland by Howard Pollack, `To Boulez and Beyond' by Joan Peyser, and `Kurt Weill - a Life in Pictures' by David Farneth with Elmar Juchem and Dave Stein.|
|Critical Entertainments||20000622||Ivan Hewett is joined by Professor Roy Porter of the Wellcome Institute and composer William Mival to review recently published books on music.|
This month's edition features a new biography of Schubert by Christopher Gibbs, `Critical Entertainments' by Charles Rosen and `A Brahms Reader' by Michael Musgrave.
|Gustav Mahler: Vienna - Triumph And Disillusion||20001130||Ivan Hewett is joined by Christopher Wintle and Paul Banks to review recently published books on music, including `Gustav Mahler: Vienna - Triumph and Disillusion' by Henri-Louis de la Grange, `Composers of the Nazi Era: Eight Portraits' by Michael H Kater, and `Music as Medicine' by Peregrine Horden.|
|Menuhin||20001215||Ivan Hewett is joined by Christopher Hunt and Michele Roberts to review recently published books on music.|
Featuring `Menuhin' by Humphrey Burton, `Places - a Travel Companion for Music and Art Lovers' by Robert Craft and `First Nights: Five Musical Premieres' by Thomas Forrest Kelly.
|The Faber Book Of Opera||20010201||Ivan Hewett is joined by Peter Hemmings and Amanda Holden to review recently published books on music.|
Featuring `The Faber Book of Opera' by Tom Sutcliffe, `Mozart's Letters, Mozart's Life', edited by Robert Spaethling, and `Piano Roles - 300 Years of Life with the Piano' by James Parakilas.
|Untwisting The Serpent||20010220||Ivan Hewett is joined by philosopher Roger Scruton and Claire Fox - director of the Institute of Ideas - to review recently published books on music.|
The programme looks at `Untwisting the Serpent' by Daniel Albright, `Driven into Paradise', edited by Reinhold Brinkmann and Christoph Wolff, and Bryan Magee's `Philosophy'.
|The Wagners - The Dramas Of A Musical Dynasty||20010509||Ivan Hewett is joined by pianist Susan Tomes and musicologist Anthony Pryer to review recently published books on music, including `The Wagners - The Dramas of a Musical Dynasty' by Nike Wagner, `Reviving the Muse', edited by Peter Davidson, and `Alfred Brendel on Music'.|
|Jazz - A History Of America||20010608||Ivan Hewett is joined by Elaine Showalter and Richard Cork to review recently-published books about music.|
Featuring `Jazz - a History of America's Music' by Geofrey C Ward and Ken Burns, `For the Love of It' by Wayne Booth and `Western Music and Its Others' by Georgina Born and David Hesmondhalgh.