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2/8. Conductor and music commentator Charles Hazlewood explores links between classical and popular music - from Bach to Bjork, from punk to polka - 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 the pop-inspired North Sea Radio
Orchestra. Plus music from Dvorak, the Raconteurs and Massive Attack.


Charles Hazlewood

2/4. 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 composition
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".


Russell Davies
Billy Strayhorn

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