Words and Music : Time
Radio Times, April 2013
Rufus Sewell and Gemma Arterton do not work for Radio 3 for the money, so it must be for their love of literature. They sweep us along on a buoyant wave of beautiful music and tumbling words linked by the topic of time.
One moment itís the Mad Hatterís tea party; then thereís a sane, sobering piece on friction-free clocks from Dava Sobelís Longitude; but HG Wells and Oscar Wilde are waiting to pounce with terrifying time-travelling machines and withered, wrinkled, loathsome visages.
Each carefully chosen piece of literature segues into music as varied and as different as the words that precede them: Richard Strauss, Pink Floyd, Chopin and Dave Brubeck all have their time to shine.
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