Weekday programme Morning Brew is a chat and music show. Hosted by Phil Whelan, guests include regular contributors and drop-ins, who span topics from earnest current affairs to cookery to the arts.
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Monday to Friday 9.30am - 1pm
Good morning and welcome to Wednesday. We have a musical start today. On this date in 1756 the world's most famous composer, to us anyway, was born. But, was he so famous during his own lifetime? Was he the "musical Christ"? as Tchaikovsky later said? Was he plain "nuts"? And, interestingly, as others have suggested over the years, was his sister actually the real musical one of the family? Composer and conductor Colin Touchin is back with us at 10.10 to address these points, and wish Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus... Mozart, a happy birthday. After 11.30 we welcome RTL France's man in Hong Kong, Philippe Dova, for more French sounds, and... le news. At 12.10 today, our weekly visit to Chris Watts at his Motion Dynamics studio in Central. Of course, join Chris on Facebook live with your questions, which he'll answer straight away with the odd demo thrown in for good measure.
Welcome to a new week on Morning Brew. Robbie McRobbie will give you all of this week’s rugby news at 10.10. After 10.30 NYC correspondent Tracy Quan wants to tell you about how a recent walk around town examining the outdoor restaurant scene led to thoughts of New York in 1969, when when Norman Mailer ran for mayor. At 11.10 we’ll meet authors (of The Silver Way) Peter Gordon and Juan José Morales, with their new book “Painter and Patron: The Maritime Silk Road in the Códice Casanatense”. Put very simply, it explores some of the hidden stories behind a set of 16th century illustrations depicting life on the ancient trade route. After 12, we’re off to the UK for two reasons. One is to listen to some music by one of the country’s foremost contemporary ensembles, but we’ll also chat to the Delta Saxophone Quartet’s baritone player, Chris Caldwell, about musical life post-Brexit and during COVID.
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13/07/2020 - Peter Gordon and Juan José Morales – Painter and Patron: The Maritime Silk Road in the Códice Casanatense