BBC Radio 3’s weekly journey of imagination and insight explores how to write for children. What are the parallels between great children’s literature and music written for young people? From Debussy to Prokofiev, Bizet to Britten, childhood has fascinated some of the greatest composers. How does their approach compare to the likes of Lewis Carroll, Judith Kerr and Michael Morpurgo? And how ‘childish’ are some of the most complex works of music and literature? Joining presenter Tom Service to answer those questions at the piano is the composer and pianist Richard Sisson who wrote the score for Alan Bennett's The History Boys at The National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Goodnight Children Everywhere.
Broadcast on Sunday 3 June at 5pm on BBC Radio 3