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Episode 4

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Thursday 01 November 2012

By the 1930s, Koechlin was more famous as an educator than a composer - much to his displeasure. Donald Macleod explores his continuing flirtation with some of the female stars of Hollywood's Golden Age - including Jean Harlow and Ginger Rogers. Plus, as Europe spirals towards war, he looks at Koechlin's radical political and musical beliefs. We end with the composer's last two works based on Kipling's "The Jungle Book".

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5 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Claude Delangle
    00:00

    Claude Delangle, Odile Delangle and Pierre-Yves Artaud Jean Harlow's Epitaph, Op.164

    CHANT DU MONDE: LDC278878, 12

  • Image for Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet
    00:06

    Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet, Manfred Pries and Gerhard Stempnik Septet for Wind, Op.165

    BISCD536, 1

  • Image for Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
    00:24

    Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra and David Zinman The Law of The Jungle, op.175 [after Kipling's The Jungle Book]

    RCA 09026619552, 2

  • Image for Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
    00:36

    Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra and David Zinman Les Bandar-Log (Monkey Scherzo) (after Kipling's The Jungle Book), Op.176

    RCA 09026619552, 3

  • Image for Michael Korstick
    00:53

    Michael Korstick Dance For Ginger, Op.163 no.2

    HÄNSSLER HAEN93261, 2

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