Medical Notes

Episodes

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19941117]

Michael Oliver presents a six-part series investigating the illnesses and deaths of some of the great composers.

1: Beethoven "That jealous demon, my wretched health, has put a nasty spoke in the wheel: for the last three years my hearing has become progressively worse. Heaven knows what's to become of me!" With Dr

John O'Shea , Barry Cooper and readings from the composer's letters. Producer Susan Kenyon

Genome: [r4 Bd=19941117]

Unknown: Michael Oliver

Unknown: John O'Shea

Unknown: Barry Cooper

Producer: Susan Kenyon

Genome: [r4 Bd=19941124]

Presented by Michael Oliver.

2: Robert Schumann. "He is in agony. Every sound he hears turns to music... It utterly exhausts him" -

Clara Schumann , 1854. With Dr John O'Shea , Steven Isserlis and Paul Robertson. Producer Susan Kenyon

Genome: [r4 Bd=19941124]

Presented By: Michael Oliver.

Presented By: Robert Schumann.

Unknown: Clara Schumann

Unknown: Dr John O'Shea

Unknown: Steven Isserlis

Unknown: Paul Robertson.

Producer: Susan Kenyon

Genome: [r4 Bd=19941208]

Michael Oliver investigates.

3: Nicolo Paganini. "Without the strange conformation of his shoulders, arms and legs, he could never have become the incomparable virtuoso we know today," was the opinion of Bennati, Paganini's physician. With Dr John O'Shea and Ruggiero Ricci. Producer Susan Kenyon

Genome: [r4 Bd=19941208]

Unknown: Michael Oliver

Unknown: Nicolo Paganini.

Unknown: Dr John O'Shea

Unknown: Ruggiero Ricci.

Producer: Susan Kenyon

Genome: [r4 Bd=19941215]

Michael Oliver investigates the illnesses and deaths of some of the great composers.

4: Carl Maria von Weber. shall earn a great deal of money in England, I owe that to my family. But I know very well I'm going to London to die". With Dr John O'Shea and John Deathridge. Producer Susan Kenyon

Genome: [r4 Bd=19941215]

Unknown: Michael Oliver

Unknown: Dr John O'Shea

Unknown: John Deathridge.

Producer: Susan Kenyon

Genome: [r4 Bd=19941222]

Presented by Michael Oliver.

5: Franz Liszt. "There are times when I feel so feeble, so broken, so terribly depressed." With Dr John O'Shea and Leslie Howard.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19941222]

Presented By: Michael Oliver.

Presented By: Franz Liszt.

Unknown: Dr John O'Shea

Unknown: Leslie Howard.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19941229]

Michael Oliver with the last in the series.

Maurice Ravel. With Dr John O'Shea ,

Roger Nichols and Paul Robertson. Producer Susan Kenyon

Genome: [r4 Bd=19941229]

Unknown: Michael Oliver

Unknown: Dr John O'Shea

Unknown: Roger Nichols

Unknown: Paul Robertson.

Producer: Susan Kenyon

Programme Catalogue - Details: Beethoven19960227

First broadcast on 1994-11-17

Producer: S. KENYON

Next in series: 24 November 1994

Broadcast history

17 Nov 1994 20:45-21:00 (RADIO 4)

27 Feb 1996 15:00-15:20 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1994-11-10