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17/03/2012

Duration:
1 hour, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 17 March 2012

Tom Service presents highlights of a concert from Psappha, with music including the UK Premiere of Sally Beamish's The Sins and Anthony Payne's A Day in the Life of a Mayfly. And in the latest instalment of the Hear and Now Fifty, writer and critic Paul Driver nominates Peter Maxwell Davies' Eight Songs For A Mad King, a piece that inspired him to compose as a schoolboy in Manchester; and composer/chansonnier HK Gruber describes the extreme experience of performing the part of the King.

Anthony Payne - A Day in the Life of a Mayfly
Sally Beamish - The Sins *
Peter Maxwell Davies - Eight Songs for a Mad King **

Jonathan Best, actor*
Kelvin Thomas, baritone**
Psappha.

Music Played

4 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Anthony Payne

    Anthony Payne A Day in the Life of a Mayfly

    Performer: Psappha

  • Image for Sally Beamish

    Sally Beamish The Sins

    Performer: Jonathan BEST - Actor Performer: Psappha

  • Image for Sir Peter Maxwell Davies

    Sir Peter Maxwell Davies Eight Songs for a Mad King

    Conductor: Peter MAXWELL DAVIES Performer: Julius EASTMAN - Baritone Performer: The FIRES OF LONDON

    UNICORN, DKPCD-9052, 2

  • Image for Sir Peter Maxwell Davies

    Sir Peter Maxwell Davies Eight Songs for a Mad King

    Performer: Kelvin THOMAS - Baritone Performer: Psappha

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