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Primrose, Plus a Rarity from the Silver Screen

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.

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Wed 13 Feb 2013 18:30

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