スコット・ウォーカー特集 PART 2
01. IN MY ROOM
THE WALKER BROTHERS
02. HOLD ON (LIVE)
THE WALKER BROTHERS
06. IT'S RAINING TODAY
'TIL THE BAND COMES IN
08. THAT NIGHT
Guests from all walks of life discuss their musical loves and hates.
Sun 02 Feb 2020
BBC Radio 3
Michael Berkeley talks to the environmental lawyer James Thornton about tackling the climate crisis, about Zen Buddhism and about James's love of the violin.
Every day we’re bombarded with more bad news about the climate crisis, deadly air pollution, and our oceans filling up with plastic. So who will save our fragile planet? The UN? Governments? Scientists? Activists? If James Thornton is anything to go by, it might well be lawyers. As the founding CEO of ClientEarth, an international not-for-profit organisation, he holds governments and corporations to account and forces them to uphold environmental legislation.
Many musicians support the work of ClientEarth – David Gilmour donated the $21million raised from the sale of his guitars – and James chooses music with an environmental theme from his long-time collaborator Brian Eno. He talks to Michael about his lifelong passion for the violin and how playing it helps him keep his life in balance - he chooses Jascha Heifitz’s astonishing recording of Sibelius’s Violin Concerto. He is also an ordained Zen Buddhist priest and we hear a key Buddhist text set by the master of modern gamelan, Lou Harrison.
And James talks about why he prefers life in the UK to his native USA, not least because he was able to marry his long-term partner, the writer Martin Goodman. We hear the music by György Kurtág which they chose for their wedding.
Producer: Jane Greenwood
A Loftus production for BBC Radio 3
Violin Concerto in D minor (3rd mvt: Allegro)
Performer: Jascha Heifetz
Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Walter Hendl
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Der Holle Rache (The Magic Flute, Act 2)
Singer: Lucia Popp
Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra
Conductor: Otto Klemperer
Sebes (Fast Dance) (Contrasts, 3rd mvt)
Performer: Benny Goodman
Performer: Joseph Szigeti
Performer: Béla Bartók
La Koro Sutro (excerpt)
Choir: Chamber Chorus of University of California, Berkeley
Ensemble: American Gamelan Ensemble
Conductor: Philip Brett