2/2. Russell Davies concludes a celebration of the life and works of composer and performer Richard Rodney Bennett , who is 70 tomorrow. Commanding audiences across the musical spectrum, singer and jazz pianist Bennett is at home writing cabaret songs, brass band music, symphonies, operas and ballets, plus scores for film and television. This tribute features contributions from colleagues, musicians, singers and friends.
See Composer of the Week 12 noon Radio 3
4/4. Marc Riley traces the history of plagiarism and pastiche in popular music, with entertaining examples from a cross-section of genres. The series concludes with a look at hip-hop's liberal - and legally dodgy - use of sampling, that in the 80s and 90s fuelled the wrath of established acts who didn't like hearing their work in fragmented form while bolstering someone else's record. Sampling is now a commonplace musical language, but is it genuinely creative or merely expedient?
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