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Episode #2920

What's New With Joby Talbot?

piano, film score, opera, simple, beautiful, English composer

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Monday, June 07, 2010

English composer Joby Talbot joins John Schaefer for this New Sounds program to present excerpts from recent scores for the opera stage, dance, film, and television. 

Talbot contributed the playful score to the coming-of-age film, "Son of Rambow."  We'll hear music from that film score, and take a sneak peek at an opera-in-progress, "Coma," from which Talbot performs a piano reduction - "Hospital."  Plus, piano music from other English composers who write simple and beautiful works, like Michael Nyman, Howard Skempton, and Sir Peter Maxwell Davies. 

PROGRAM # 2920, The New Simplicity (First aired on Fri. 4/3/09)

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Joby Talbot

Path of Miracles

Santiago, excerpt [1:30]

Signum Classics #078
www.signumrecords.com

(Sir) Peter Maxwell Davies

Maximum Max

Farewell to Stromness [5:30]

Collins Classics 14442
Out of print.

Howard Skempton (John Tilbury, piano)

Well, well Cornelius

Well, Well Cornelius [3:00]

Sony 66482
www.sonymasterworks.com

Michael Nyman

Taking a Line for a Second Walk: The Zoo II music for two pianos

Michael Nyman: Taking a Line for a Second Walk, Part 3 [5:30]

Work Music London WRK 001 -3
Rereleased on Signum, sigcd506
www.signumrecords.com

Joby Talbot

Live

For Liz [4:00]
Coma: Hospital [3:30]

This performance not commercially available.

Joby Talbot

Private CD

Son of Rambow: I Am French, non? [2:30]
Is There Anybody There?: No Recorded Evidence [1:30]
The Owl & the Pussycat [2:00]

The soundtrack to Son of Rambow is available on Amazon.com*
All others, not yet commercially released.

Howard Skempton (John Tilbury, piano)

Well, well Cornelius

Howard Skempton: Rumba [1:00]

See above.

Michael Nyman

Taking a Line for a Second Walk: The Zoo II music for two pianos

Taking a Line for a Second Walk, 1, excerpt [8:00]

See above.

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