Heidi Fardell and Keelan Carew round off the series
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by BBC Radio 4
2w ago
Recorder and baroque flute player Heidi Fardell and pianist Keelan Carew join Anna Phoebe and Jeffrey Boakye as they add the last five tracks, which include the theme for a famous animated woodpecker, a huge recent TV soundtrack with echoes of Beethoven, and a funked-up version of a classic 1960 guitar track by The Shadows. Add to Playlist will return with a new series on 16th August Producer: Jerome Weatherald Presented with musical direction by Jeffrey Boakye and Anna Phoebe The five tracks in this week's playlist: Woody Woodpecker Song by Kay Kyser The Division Flute: Faronell’s Ground by A ..read more
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Jasdeep Singh Degun and Anne Dudley head to the tavern
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by BBC Radio 4
3w ago
Sitar player and composer Jasdeep Singh Degun and composer and musician Anne Dudley continue the musical journey with Anna Phoebe and Jeffrey Boakye. From New York punk to Björk's debut via a 13th century drinking song in Latin, this penultimate episode of the series brings the current tally of tracks to 25. Producer: Jerome Weatherald Presented with musical direction by Jeffrey Boakye and Anna Phoebe The five tracks in this week's playlist: I Don’t Want to Grow Up by the Ramones The Barley Mow by The Irish Rovers In Taberna from Carmina Burana by Carl Orff Hamri Atariya Pe Aaja Re by Shobha G ..read more
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Andrew Roachford and Anna Lapwood celebrate the intricacies of singing
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by BBC Radio 4
1M ago
Singer-songwriter Andrew Roachford and organist and conductor Anna Lapwood join Anna Phoebe and Jeffrey Boakye in the studio as they add the next five tracks to the playlist. Starting in Jamaica in the 1960s, they travel via the Hunger Games and a Rolling Stones choir classic to the Congo, finishing up at arguably the most famous song on the planet. Also, Tessa Tulloch, formerly of The London Bach Choir, describes being conducted by Mick Jagger before actually hearing the track they were contributing to. Producer: Jerome Weatherald Presented with musical direction by Jeffrey Boakye and Anna Ph ..read more
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Emma Rawicz and Gavin Higgins take us from Aldeburgh to Bicycle Town
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by BBC Radio 4
1M ago
Saxophonist, composer and bandleader Emma Rawicz, and composer Gavin Higgins, join Anna Phoebe and Jeffrey Boakye as they add the next five tracks. From a Muddy Waters masterpiece, they take us to Aldeburgh for Benjamin Britten's tragic tale, before jumping on their bicycles and heading to Copenhagen for an audacious saxophone composition. The five tracks in this week's playlist: Mannish Boy by Muddy Waters The Passacaglia from Peter Grimes by Benjamin Britten Bicycle Town, Pt 1 by Marius Neset Egyptian Reggae by Jonathan Richman and The Modern Lovers Bad Reputation by Joan Jett and the Blackh ..read more
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Sam Lee and Debbie Wiseman head to outer space
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by BBC Radio 4
1M ago
Folks singer and song collector Sam Lee, and composer Debbie Wiseman, join Anna Phoebe and Jeffrey Boakye in the studio as they add the next five tracks. Starting with time travel, they head to a ground-breaking Coachella performance, a May Day celebration, and finish off with an unexpected dogleg from Fleetwood Mac, following their all-conquering album Rumours. Producer: Jerome Weatherald Presented with musical direction by Jeffrey Boakye and Anna Phoebe The five tracks in this week's playlist: Dr Who (Original Theme) by Ron Grainer/Delia Derbyshire Wedding March from A Midsummer Night’s Drea ..read more
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Natalie Duncan and Neil Brand take us on a manic journey
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by BBC Radio 4
1M ago
Add to Playlist returns for its ninth series and Jeffrey is joined by a new co-host, the violinist and composer Anna Phoebe. To kick off the new six-part series, Jeffrey and Anna are joined in the studio by the composer and silent film specialist Neil Brand and jazz singer and composer Natalie Duncan, who create a playlist of five tracks which take us from a manic Monday to Blondie’s biggest-selling single, via Sergei Prokofiev’s children’s masterpiece. Cerys Matthews is taking a temporary pause from presenting the programme in order to pursue other musical and literary projects. Producer: Jer ..read more
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Maya Youssef and Keelan Carew ride into the sunset
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by BBC Radio 4
3M ago
UK-based Syrian qanun player and composer Maya Youssef and concert pianist Keelan Carew put the finishing touches to the current playlist with Cerys Matthews and Jeffrey Boakye. The final leg of the journey takes us from Wagner's famous water nymphs to a massive Beyoncé hit from this year, via France, Sicily and Lebanon. Add to Playlist returns to Radio 4 with a new series on 24th May Producer Jerome Weatherald Presented, with music direction, by Cerys Matthews and Jeffrey Boakye The five tracks in this week's playlist: "Weia! Waga! Woge du Welle!" from Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner Mouvemen ..read more
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Eliza Carthy and Tim Rhys-Evans share the joys of singing
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by BBC Radio 4
4M ago
Fiddler and folk musician Eliza Carthy and choral conductor Tim Rhys-Evans join Cerys Matthews and Jeffrey Boakye as they add the next five tracks. Starting at a famous masked ball in Vienna, they then head for the Genoa docks, rounding off with a cheeky Soca hip-thrusting classic. In the penultimate episode of the current series, recorder player and baroque flautist Heidi Fardell demonstrates some of her collection of early instruments. Producer Jerome Weatherald Presented, with music direction, by Cerys Matthews and Jeffrey Boakye The five tracks in this week's playlist: 'Ach, ich darf nicht ..read more
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Anne Dudley and Emily Sun are on a Mission
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by BBC Radio 4
4M ago
Composer, producer and arranger Anne Dudley and concert violinist Emily Sun add five more tracks to the playlist with Cerys Matthews and Jeffrey Boakye. The journey takes them from a dark tale of deceit and entrapment to a hotel you can never leave. Irish pipes and whistle player John McSherry also calls in to tell us about his live recording of traditional jigs. Producer Jerome Weatherald Presented, with music direction, by Cerys Matthews and Jeffrey Boakye The five tracks in this week's playlist: Babooshka by Kate Bush Piano Concerto in A Minor (1st mvt) by Edvard Grieg Theme from Mission: I ..read more
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Anna Meredith and Joe Stilgoe head for South Africa
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by BBC Radio 4
4M ago
Anna Meredith - composer, producer and performer of both acoustic and electronic music - and singer, songwriter and pianist Joe Stilgoe join Cerys Matthews and Jeffrey Boakye to add five more tracks. The journey takes them from Hugh Masekela's South Africa to a masked ball in Brazil, and ending up at arguably the most famous notes ever played on the saxophone. Producer Jerome Weatherald Presented, with music direction, by Cerys Matthews and Jeffrey Boakye The five tracks in this week's playlist: Grazing in the Grass by Hugh Masekela You Can Call Me Al by Paul Simon My End is My Beginning by Gu ..read more
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