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William Alwyn (1905-1985)

Part Two

Tuesday 26 February 2008 12:00-13:00 (Radio 3)

Repeated: Tuesday 26 February 2008 20:45-21:45 (Radio 3)

During the Second World War Alwyn, began composing for propaganda films and documentaries and was soon in demand for feature films. Donald Macleod introduces music from the soundtracks of some of his best-known films, plus a recording of the composer conducting his own harp concerto and his first venture into symphonic writing.

Duration:

1 hour

Playlist

PUNTING SCENE from THE HISTORY OF MR POLLY
London Symphony Orchestra
Richard Hickox
CHANDOS CHAN 9243
T9

ODD MAN OUT SUITE - I & II
London Symphony orchestra
Richard Hickox
CHANDOS CHAN 9243
T 1&2

SYMPHONY NO.1 - last movement only
London Symphony Orchestra
Richard Hickox
CHANDOS CHAN9429

LYRA ANGELICA
Osian Ellis (harp)
London Philharmonic Orchestra
William Alwyn
LYRITA SRCD 230
T5-8




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