Hour 3: French Postcard and Philip Glass


POSTCARD FROM FRANCE:  David Gutnick goes to Henin-Beaumont, a once proudly communist town, which is poised to elect far-right leader Marine Le Pen.

THE LIFE AND WORK OF PHILIP GLASS: Our man about music, Robert Harris, looks at the career of the world's most famous living composer, Philip Glass. What other musician could seamlessly link the 4,000-year old Bhagavad Gita with the Occupy Wall Street movement?

For music in this hour ...

Music in Hour Three:

Night Club by Liu Fang and Michael O'Toole

Satyagraha, by Philip Glass. Act 3. Performed by Christopher Keene

Parts 1 and 2 from Music in Twelve Parts, performed by the Philip Glass Ensemble, from 1971

Akhnaten by the Stuttgart State Opera Orchestra and Chorus, directed by Dennis Russell Davies

String Quartet No. 5 by Philip Glass, performed by the Kronos Quartet

Quartet No. 3 / Mishima, by Philip Glass, performed by Angele Dubeau and La Pieta

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