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Constant Lambert (1905-1951) and Alan Rawsthorne (1905-1971)

Part One

Monday 22 August 2005 12:00-13:00 (Radio 3)

Repeated: Monday 29 August 2005 0:00-1:00 (Radio 3)

Donald Macleod begins his week-long exploration of the lives and works of two composers who were born a few months apart 100 years ago. As he finds out, among their many common interests was a passion for cats and fish.


1 hour


Alan Rawsthorne:
The Naming of Cats (Excerpt from Practical Cats)
Text by T S Eliot from Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats
Robert Donat (speaker), Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Alan Rawsthorne
EMI Classics CDM 5669352
Track 2

Alan Rawsthorne:
The Creel
Peter Lawson and Alan MacLean
Albany Troy 142
Tracks 14-17

Constant Lambert:
Romeo and Juliet, First tableau
Chandos CHAN9865
Tracks 10-14
State Orchestra of Victoria conducted by John Lanchbery

Constant Lambert:
The Rio Grande
Sally Burgess (mezzo), Jack Gibbons (piano), English Northern Philharmonia, Leeds Festival Chorus conducted by David Lloyd Jones
Hyperion CDA66565
Track 1

Alan Rawsthorne:
Theme and Variations for Two Violins (1938)
Peter Sheppard Skærved and Christine Sohn
Metier MSVCD92029
Tracks 6-15

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