Episode image is a detail from the cover of Das Spiel Ihres Lebens by Anon, published in 1954, cover art by F.M. Kieselbach; cover photo © Associated Press Photo.

Episode image is a detail from the cover of Das Spiel Ihres Lebens by Anon, published in 1954, cover art by F.M. Kieselbach; cover photo © Associated Press Photo.

Kicking off with a super-cool track by Patric’s erstwhile band Will Frosta, this thirtieth edition of the Second-Hand Book Factory features discussion of the perfect man, the dangers of writing a book about people who can kill you and a defining moment in modern German history. Both Charles Adrian and his guest Patric Schott are members of the Berlin-based ensemble Nico and the Navigators whose production of Rossini’s Petite Messe Solonelle was about to play at the Grand Théâtre, Luxembourg when this episode was recorded.

Nico, who is mentioned a few times during the course of the episode, is Nicola Hümpel, director of the Berlin-based theatre ensemble Nico and the Navigators. The shows mentioned are Rossini’s Petite Messe Solonelle, Shakespeare’s Sonnets and Anaesthesia. The Theresa mentioned is the Austrian soprano Theresa Dlouhy.

Other present and past ensemble members of Nico and the Navigators featured on the podcast include Ted Schmitz (Page One 30), Marcel Schwald (Page One 50), Filippo Andreatta (Page One 51) and Soojin Anjou (Page One 99).

This episode was recorded at the Grand Théâtre in Luxembourg for London Fields Radio, which you can find out more about here.

You can listen to this episode on Mixcloud here.

Episode released: 15th July, 2013.

Book listing:

Gomorrah by Roberto Saviano

Die Vermessung Der Welt by Daniel Kehlman

Das Spiel Ihres Lebens by Anon

Links:

Nico and the Navigators

Rossini’s Petite Messe Solonelle by Nico and the Navigators

Shakespeare’s Sonnets by Nico and the Navigators

Anaesthesia by Nico and the Navigators

Theresa Dlouhy

Page One 30

Page One 50

Page One 51

Page One 99

Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg

Page One 44 on Mixcloud

London Fields Radio

Charles Adrian