Ken Follett, author of more than a dozen best-selling novels, is often hailed as a born story-teller, but looking at his early life it may be more accurate to say he was bred as one. Follett joins host Gilbert Kaplan to share his musical favorites.
George Frideric Handel Messiah. Excerpt. Academy and Chorus of St. Martin in the Fields. Sir Neville Marriner. Jerry Hadley. Philips 434 695-2.
Willie Dixon "(I'm Your) Hoochie Coochie Man". Stranger than Fiction Album. Ken Follett (lead vocal, bass, acoustic guitar). Oglio Records OGL 82001-2.
Ludwig van Beethoven Für Elise. Vladimir Ashkenazy, Piano. Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Sir Georg Solti. London 443 723-2.
Johann Sebastian Bach Lute Suite No. 4 in E major, BWV 1006a. Prélude. (Arr. John Williams). John Williams, Guitar. Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla. José Buenagu, Conductor. Sony Classical SK 53 359.
Francis Poulenc La Grenouillère. Felicity Lott, Soprano. Pascal Rogé, Piano. Decca 458 859-2.
John Lennon, Paul McCartney "Because". John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison (a cappella). Apple / Capitol CDP 7243 8 34451 2.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concerto No. 3 in G major, K. 216. First Movement. Gidon Kremer, Violin. Vienna Philharmonic. Nikolaus Harnoncourt. Deutsche Grammophon 453 043-2.