Playing: Prelude, Chorale and Fugue (M.21) by C├ęsar Franck
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London and the World

In London the success of Franz Lehar's "The Merry Widow" was assured by the genius of theatre director George Edwardes. He understood what an English audience would want and cast the operetta accordingly. It went down a storm, moving to New York, where it caught on like wildfire. Lehar's only problem was how to create anything better. Presented by Donald Macleod.

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Wed 28 Dec 2011 12:00

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