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Of Thee I Sing

Donald Macleod introduces excerpts from George and Ira Gershwin's Pulitzer Prize-winning satire "Of Thee I Sing" - a runaway hit on Broadway after the political and social fallout of the Wall Street Crash - and discusses the brilliant - and touching -relationship between the two gifted brothers.

In advance of tomorrow's extended excerpt from Act 2 of the composer's masterpiece, "Porgy and Bess", Donald Macleod also tells the story of the opera's genesis, and introduces the rarely-heard orchestral suite "Catfish Row", drawn from its darkest and most profound musical material.

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Thu 14 Feb 2013 18:30

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