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Richard Addinsell and Noel Coward

Part Three

Wednesday 30 April 2008 12:00-13:00 (Radio 3)

Repeated: Wednesday 30 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

3/5. The Second World War

Donald Macleod is joined by Philip Lane to look at the roles Addinsell and Coward each played during the war, when Coward dabbled in espionage and Addinsell worked for the Crown Film Unit, scoring propaganda films.

The music includes the work for which Addinsell remains most famous, and which is sometimes said to signify the period more than any other music - the Warsaw Concerto.

Coward: Don't let's be beastly to the Germans
Noel Coward/ Robb Stewart (piano)
EMI CDP 7971572
tr 15

Addinsell: Gaslight
Royal Ballet Sinfonia/ Kenneth Alwyn (cond)
ASV CD WHL 2115
tr 4

Addinsell: The Lion has Wings (1939): Cavalry of the clouds: March
Royal Ballet Sinfonia/ Kenneth Alwyn
ASV CD WHL 2108
tr 13

Coward: London Pride
Noel Coward/ orchestra cond by Carroll Gibbons
Conifer CDHD 301
tr 16

Coward: Nina
Noel Coward/ Piccadilly Theatre Orchestra/ Mantovani (cond)
EMI CDP 7971572
tr 16

Coward: Could you please oblige us with a Bren Gun
Noel Coward/ orch cond by Carroll Gibbons
EMI CDP 7 922802
tr 14

Addinsell: Love on the Dole
BBC Phil/ Rumon Gamba (cond)
CHAN 10046
tr 5-8

Addinsell/ Grenfell: I'm going to see you today
Joyce Grenfell/ Richard Addinsell (piano)
Conifer CDHD 304
tr 20

Addinsell/ Grenfell: Nothing new to tell you
Joyce Grenfell/ orch cond by William Blezard
EMI 7 80552 2
CD 3 tr 7

Addinsell: Warsaw Concerto
Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano)/ BBC Symphony Orchestra/ Hugh Wolff (cond)
Decca 460 503-2
tr 1




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