3/8. Conductor and music commentator Charles Hazlewood explores links between classical and popular music, with particular attention to the former's influence on the latter. Tonight's programme, recorded at Hazlewood's Somerset farm overlooking Glastonbury Tor, features a live session from
Guillemots founding member Fyfe Dangerfield , who offers new arrangements of two of his songs. Plus music from Tom Waits , Seu Jorge and Michael Tippett.
3/4. Russell Davies pays tribute to classically trained jazz pianist, composer and arranger Billy Strayhorn , who died in 1967, aged 51, following a striking career marked by his longtime collaboration with jazz giant Duke Ellington. In 1938 Strayhorn offered his now-signature compostion Lush Life - about a broken-hearted man's disillusionment with the boozy pick-up world of jazz clubs - to
Ellington, who later described him as "my listener, my most dependable appraiser [and] critic".
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