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Episode 1

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Monday 12 November 2007

John Ireland (1879-1962)

1/5. Donald Macleod surveys the life and work of John Ireland, an undeservedly neglected minor master whose precocious early talent gained him entry to London's Royal College of Music at the age of 14. The programme includes early essays in all of the genres in which he would later excel.

Sea Fever (Saltwater Ballads)
Bryn Terfel (baritone)
Malcolm Martineau (piano)

String Quartet No 1 in D minor (4th mvt)
Maggini Quartet:
Laurence Jackson, David Angel (violins)
Martin Outram (viola)
Michal Kaznowski (cello)

Vexilla Regis (Hymn for Passion Sunday)
Paula Bott (soprano)
Teresa Shaw (contralto)
James Oxley (tenor)
Bryn Terfel (baritone)
Roderick Elms (organ)
London Symphony Chorus and Orchestra
Richard Hickox (conductor)

Tritons (Symphonic Prelude)
London Symphony Orchestra
Richard Hickox (conductor)

A Sea Idyll
Eric Parkin (piano)

Songs of a Wayfarer: Memory (William Blake); When daffodils begin to peer (William Shakespeare); English May (Dante Gabriel Rossetti); I was not sorrowful (Ernest Dowson); I will walk on the earth (James Vila Blake)
Christopher Maltman (baritone)
Graham Johnson (piano).

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