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Performance on 3 [03/07/2010]

Synopsis
Radio programme investigating some settings of British composers whose music has been inspired by Shakespeare. It features songs by John Gardner (Nos 1, 2, 4, 5), Vaughan Williams, Cyril Rootham, Giles Swayne, William Walton’s music for Olivier’s film portrayals of Henry V and Richard III, and a Frank Bridge tone poem inspired by Hamlet.
Presented by Petroc Trelawny. The programme ends with Williams’s ‘Serenade to Music’, a setting of words from The Merchant of Venice. Presented by Petroc Trewlawny and performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra and BBC Singers, conducted by David Hill.
Series
Performance on 3
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
3 Jul 2010 at 19:00 (Channel: BBC Radio 3)
Duration
135 mins

Credits

Music
Cyril Rootham; Giles Swayne; John Gardner; Joseph Bridge; Ralph Vaughan Williams; William Walton
Contributor
David Hill; Petroc Trelawny

Additional Details

Production type
Other
Plays
Hamlet; Henry IV Part 1; Henry IV Part 2; Henry V; Merchant of Venice, The; Richard II; Richard III
Subjects
Drama; Music
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); musical adaptations

Notes

Reviews
Source: Radio Time, BBC Programme information http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00skc6g (accessed 7/2010)

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
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Fax
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