Bob Mortimer – one half of legendary comedy duo Reeves and Mortimer, and star of ‘Would I Lie to You?’ and ‘Gone Fishing’ – joins Charlie to chat about music, song lyrics, his favourite ever film, going to the opera, recovering from heart surgery, working with Paul Whitehouse, the similarities between fly-fishing and classical music – and plenty more besides.
This episode features an extract from the Prelude of Bach’s Cello Suite No.2, played by David Kenedy, used with permission from Signum recordings and available here: https://signumrecords.com/product/j-s-bach-six-solo-cello-suites/SIGCD091/
The extract of Verdi’s Otello was performed by the London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Colin Davis, available on the London Symphony Orchestra’s own label, LSO Live: https://lsolive.lso.co.uk/products/verdi-otello
. The Halle Orchestra and Mark Elder were playing Vaughan Williams’ A Sea Symphony, available to buy at halle.co.uk
. Finally we heard a clip from ‘Vide Cor Meum’ from Hannibal by Patrick Cassidy and Hans Zimmer, performed by the Lyndhurst Orchestra under Gavin Greenaway, and the soloists were Danielle de Niese and Bruno Lazzaretti.