Preludes and Fugues, Op. 87
No. 7. in A; No. 8, in F sharp minor: No. 9 in E: No. 10. in C sharp minor; No. 11, in B; No. 12, in G sharp minor played by James Gibb (piano)
The second of four programmes in which the twenty-four Preludes and Fugues are being played in sequence.
Selected and introduced by Anthony Thwaite
Read by Patrick Garland
Richard Selig died last October aged twenty-seven. He studied under the poet Theodore Roethke at Washington University, and the influence of Roethke is evident in some of his earlier poems After a year as a teaching fellow at Washington he won a Rhodes Scholarship to Magdalen College, Oxford.
This selection is made from the poems Selig wrote in the last three or four years of his life.
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