Classical Assassins

Five short monologues by Jonathan Lennie, based on historical facts and conjecture, about deaths of great composers.

Episodes

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04Butterworth And Me2010062420100613

Five monologues from the bit-players in musical history who have been implicated in the deaths of great composers.

A young woman has a difficult letter to write to george Butterworth, fighting in France in 1916.

Read by Rebeka Germain

Produced by Sara Davies.

A young woman has a difficult letter to write to Butterworth, fighting in France in 1916.

05 LASTWarlock And Me2010070120100620

Five monologues from the bit-players in musical history who have been implicated in the deaths of great composers.

Philip Heseltine, known as the composer Philip Warlock, is dreading facing Christmas alone.

Read by Carl Prekopp

Producer Sara Davies.

Composer Philip Warlock is dreading the prospect of facing Christmas alone.

0101Tchaikovsky And Me20061023

Read by Benjamin Whitrow

0102Beethoven And Me20061024

Read By Nigel Anthony

0103Bach, Handel And Me20061025

Read By Bill Wallis

0104Webern And Me20061026

Read by Carl Prekopp

0105 LASTMozart And Me20061027

Read by Paul Humpoletz

0201Schubert And Me2008062320100523

A young woman reveals her cruel revenge for a broken promise.

A young woman reveals the cruel revenge she took on the composer who failed to keep his promise to her.

Read by Jenny Harrold.

0202Lully And Me2008062420100530

The murderer of Louis XIV's court composer confesses how he carried out his brilliantly simple plan.

Read by John Telfer

0203Gesualdo And Me2008062520100606
20100616

Don Carlo Gesualdo faces the demons that have driven his music since the death of his wife.

Read by Peter Ellis.

0204Butterworth And Me20080626

A young woman has a difficult letter to write.

0205 LASTWarlock And Me20080627

Philip Warlock dreads the prospect of facing Christmas alone.