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Episode 5

William Alwyn (1905-1985): 5/5. Donald Macleod presents highlights from Alwyn's second opera and introduces a late orchestral work inspired by the English writer Sir Thomas Browne.

William Alwyn (1905-1985)

5/5. One of Alwyn's long-cherished dreams while he was writing film scores was to compose for the stage, and after he had settled into his new home in Suffolk he spent the next 14 years working on two operas.

Donald Macleod presents highlights from the second opera Miss Julie, based on August Strindberg's play of the same name, and introduces one of Alwyn's last orchestral works, inspired by the 17th century English writer Sir Thomas Browne.

Anna Noakes (flute)
Gillian Tingay (harp)

Symphony No 5 (Hydriotaphia)
London Philharmonic Orchestra
William Alwyn (conductor)

Miss Julie (excerpts)
Miss Julie ...... Jill Gomez (soprano)
Jean ...... Benjamin Luxon (baritone)
Kristin ...... Della Jones (mezzo-soprano)
Philharmonia Orchestra
Vilem Tausky (conductor).

1 hour

Last on

Fri 29 Feb 2008 20:45

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