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Jennifer Worth

Another chance to hear the musical choices of the late Jennifer Worth, whose books based on her life as a post-war East End midwife have been adapted as a BBC TV series.

Another chance to hear a programme recorded in 2008 with Jennifer Worth, who died last year. Her books based on her early life as a young midwife working among the poor of London's East End in the immediate postwar years became surprise best-sellers, and have just been adapted as a BBC1 TV series. Music was always an abiding passion for Jennifer, as she reveals to Michael Berkeley.

1 hour

Last on

Sun 29 Jan 2012 12:00

Music Played

  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Chi fai?...Amami Alfredo! (from La traviata, Act 2, scene 1)

    Performers: Maria Callas (Violetta), Giuseppe di Stefano (Alfredo), Orchestra of La Scala, Milan/Carlo Maria Giulini

    • EMI CMS 763628-2.
  • Alexander Arkhangelsky

    Lord, Hear my prayer

    Performers: Russian Metropolitan Church Choir, Paris/Nicholas Afonsky

    • EP: HMV 7EG 8262.
  • Édith Piaf

    C'est merveilleux (Contet/Monnot)

    Performers: La vie parisienne

    • PAST PERFECT PPCD 78149.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Sonatina in G, Op 100 (II. Larghetto)

    Performers: Anthony Marwood (violin), Susan Tomes (piano)

    • Dvorak.
    • HYPERION CDA66934.
  • Herbert Howells

    King David

    Performers: Janet Baker (mezzo soprano), Martin Isepp (piano)

    • Janet Baker.
    • SAGA SCD 9012.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Nocturne in C sharp minor, Op 27 No 1

    Performers: Vladimir Horowitz (piano)

    • Chopin.
    • RCA 09026 60986-2.
  • Hebridean folksong

    Skye Fisher's Song

    Arranger: Marjory Kennedy-Fraser Performers: Kenneth McKellar (tenor), orchestra conducted by Bob Sharples

    • The Bens of Jura.
    • LP: DECCA SKL 4137.
  • Traditional Paraguayan

    Pajaro Campana (The Bell Bird)

    Performers: Bill Morgan and his Paraguayan Harp

    • Bill Morgan and his Paraguayan Harp.
    • PARADISE STUDIOS 001.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Prelude and Fugue in G (Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2)

    Performers: Angela Hewitt (piano)

    • Bach.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Gloria in excelsis Deo (from the Gloria)

    Performers: Choir of King's College, Cambridge, ASMF/Sir David Willcocks

    • Vivaldi.
    • LP ARGO 240D.

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