Composer Of The Week: Gershwin

Wednesday 13 February

12.00pm-1.00pm

BBC RADIO 3

Despite his fame on both sides of the Atlantic, Gershwin wrote only one show specifically for the London stage - the Gilbert and Sullivan-infused comedy Primrose.

Donald Macleod presents a little-heard excerpt from the original cast recording, as well as a real rarity, the Dream Sequence from the Hollywood film Delicious, a vestige of George and Ira Gershwin's unhappy experiences in California. He also showcases the work's sibling from the concert hall, the composer's Second Rhapsody for piano and orchestra, also written for the film.

Presenter/Donald Macleod, Producer/ Steven Rajam

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