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Goehr, Birtwistle, Maxwell Davies

Ivan Hewett is joined in he studio by writer and broadcaster Paul Griffiths to introduce one of the most celebrated British compositions of the 1960s, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies's Eight Songs for a Mad King, in a performance given last month at the Buxton Festival by baritone Kelvin Thomas and the Music Theatre Wales Ensemble, conducted by Michael Rafferty.

The programme also includes two other important British works from the '60s, Alexander Goehr's Pastorals (performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra) and Sir Harrison Birtwistle's Tragoedia (performed by the Melos Ensemble).

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1 hour, 30 minutes

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Sat 10 Aug 2013 22:30

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