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Verdi’s ‘Falstaff’

Synopsis
Radio broadcast. In part 3 and 4 of the music series ‘Keyboard Talks’, Leslie H. Heward and Victor Hely-Hutchinson talk about the current production of Verdi’s Falstaff at the Old Vic, London.
Series
Keyboard Talks
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
1 May 1936 at 19:10 (Channel: BBC National Programme)
Duration
20 mins
Availability
No copy extant

Credits

Music
Giuseppe Verdi
Contributor
Leslie H. Heward; Victor Hely-Hutchinson

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Henry IV Part 1; Henry IV Part 2; Merry Wives of Windsor, The
Subjects
Drama; Music
Keywords
opera; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Verdi, Giuseppe (1813-1901)

Notes

General
According to Radio Times programme notes, each talk in the series "will have as its subject a concert, an opera, or a festival that listeners will have an opportunity of hearing. Leslie Heward and and Victor Hely-Hutchinson will use such events as an excuse for talking round their subject; why this work appeals to them, what problems it presents to a conductor, why it is worth listening to, and how it was composed. Mr. Heward may digress in order to speak about similar works, to tell stories of the composer’s life ... Mr. Hey-Hutchinson will give interesting illustrations on the piano." (17 April 1936, p. 56)
History
Verdi’s ‘Falstaff’ was the subject of two 20-minute episodes in the series (episodes 3 and 4). The first part on ‘Falstaff’ was broadcast on 1/5/1936, followed by the second part on 8/5/1936 in the same slot.
Reviews
Source: Radio Times

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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