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Richard Addinsell and Noel Coward

Part One

Monday 28 April 2008 12:00-13:00 (Radio 3)

Repeated: Monday 28 April 2008 20:45-21:45 (Radio 3)

Donald Macleod explores the music of Richard Addinsell and his close contemporary Noel Coward, who both composed songs and music for stage and screen from the 1920s to the 1960s.

Duration:

1 hour

Playlist

1/5. Addinsell: The Collaborationist

Together with Philip Lane, who composed and arranged many of Addinsell's film scores, Donald concentrates on Addinsell's most famous songwriting partnership - with Joyce Grenfell - as well as other artistic associations from which he benefited throughout his career.

The programme culminates with the one work which bears both Addinsell's and Coward's names - Addinsell's music to the film version of Coward's play Blithe Spirit, though how much they actually collaborated is not clear.

Addinsell/ Grenfell: Three Brothers
Joyce Grenfell/ studio orch cond by William Blezard
EMI 7 80552 2
CD 2 tr 14

Addinsell/ Gay: The Charlot Show of 1926
BBC Concert Orchestra/ Barry Wordsworth (cond)
BBC recording

Addinsell/ Dane: Moonlight is Silver
Gertrude Lawrence and Douglas Fairbanks Jr
MFP MONO 1245
LP side 2 tr 5

Addinsell: Isle of Apples
BBC Concert Orchestra/ Kenneth Alwyn (cond)
Marco Polo 8.223732 tr 6

Addinsell: Goodbye Mr Chips
BBC Philharmonic/ Rumon Gamba (cond)
CHAN 10046 tr 1-3

Addinsell/ Grenfell: Maud
Joyce Grenfell with Julian Orchard/ studio orchestra cond by Philip Green
EMI 7 80552 2 CD 3 tr 13

Addinsell: Blithe Spirit
BBC Philharmonic/ Rumon Gamba (cond)
CHAN 10046 tr 9&10




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