Diverse Things

British composer Joby Talbot studied with Simon Bainbridge and Robert Saxton before he joined Neil Hannon in The Divine Comedy in 1993. Now he keeps a foot in several camps, writing music for television, managing his own band and composing pieces for the concert hall. Among his finest pieces is "Similarities between Diverse Things" for piano trio and vibraphone. Hear it on this edition of New Sounds. Plus, Philip Glass's Prelude #2 and Stephen Scott's "Minerva's Web".

PROGRAM #2183 (First aired Wed., 7-30-03)





Various Artists

The Best of WNYC Live, Vol. 1

Philip Glass: Etude #2 [5:00]

Not commercially available.

Stephen Scott

Minerva’s Web

Tears of Niobe [25:30]

New Albion #026. www.newalbion.com

Joby Talbot

The Dying Swan

"...similarities between diverse things..."[8:30]

Black Box #1078. www.sanctuaryclassics.com*

Howard Skempton


The Durham Strike [5:00]
Saltaire Melody [1:00]

Sony Classical (UK) #89617 www.sonyclassical.com

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