Wednesday, 12 August 2009

And now Germany

Swiss was quite right - the Radio 4 series about German philosophers is just grrreat. There's only a bit of it left on the player now but still...a little good is better than a huge pile of nothing. I'm also enjoying the music used in the series...it's this:



So try to grab a bit of it if you can. Apparently the presenter Stephen Plaice is a poet too (as well as a writer for film, TV and opera). He does sound a bit that way...much sadness in the voice. Ausgezeichnet!

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10 comments:

Rachel Fenton said...

Hey, that's just what I'm interested in right now - thanks:)
I tend to go straight to Open Book and not look anywhere else (one day I'll have more than one hours free time per day!)

Totalfeckineejit said...

Ausgezeichnet? Bless you!(or should that be gesundheit?)
Ps tanx for well wishes.

Rachel Fox said...

I would have missed it too without Swiss to keep me posted, Rachel. I've been listening to one a morning. So enjoyable!

I wanted a word for 'excellent' TFE and this was the one I remembered and liked best. I like the guy's voice as he narrates, the music, the content...everything.

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Titus said...

Hats Off to (Roy) Harper! (I know that's a very obscure reference, but never thought I'd get the chance to use it, so irresistible)(sorry).

deemikay said...

German filosofers, eh? Always entertaining. :)

gleaner said...

Great song, another great singer with the surname of Harper.

Eryl Shields said...

I can't believe I've missed a series on German philosophers, damn! I once bought myself a 'Teach yourself German' book so I could read Nietzsche in his own words, needless to say I failed miserably.

swiss said...

i liked the first three more than the last two but enjoyed all of them and the roy harper was a fine trip down memory lane

Rachel Fox said...

Hi all....Gleaner you made me think 'which other singers called Harper?'! I looked up and found Ben Harper (newish, never consciously heard him) and a Nick Harper (son of Roy - never heard him either that I know of) and my house guest came up with a Heather Harper (operatic singer). So I guess there are a few.
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Rachel Fox said...

See what you mean, Swiss...just listened to part 4 and it didn't seem as well composed as the preceding ones somehow. Still interesting though. Even more interesting as I was listening on headphones with our Girl's 'Horrid Henry' playing in the background! Double lives and all that.
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