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Early Music in the '50s

Catherine Bott explores early music in Britain in the 1950s, focusing on the work of early music pioneers such as Thurston Dart, Robert Donington and Walter Bergmann.

When Queen Elizabeth came to the throne in 1952 it sparked a wave of creative interest in the first Queen Elizabeth and her times. Catherine Bott looks at how this coincided with the work of the early music movement in this country. In particular she looks at the work of some of the great early music pioneers of the time such as Thurston Dart, Robert Donington and Walter Bergmann.

58 minutes

Last on

Sun 3 Jun 2012 13:00

Music Played

  • Benjamin Britten

    Morris Dance from "Gloriana"

    Performers: Welsh National Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras (conductor)

    • ARGO.
    • 440 214-2.
  • Ellis Gibbons

    Long live fair Oriana

    Performers: Pro Cantione Antiqua

    • ARCHIV.
    • 437 076-2.
  • Henry Purcell realised by Michael Tippett/Walter Bergmann

    If music be the food of love

    Performers: Martyn Hill (tenor), Andrew Ball (piano)

    • HYPERION.
    • CDA 66749.
  • Henry Purcell

    Music for a while

    Performers: Alfred Deller (countertenor), Walter Bergmann (harpsichord)

    • EMI.
    • CDH 5 65501-2.
  • Jacob van Eyck

    Engels Nachtigaeltje

    Performer: Frans Br├╝ggen (recorder)

    • TELDEC.
    • 4509 97466-2.
  • Peter Philips

    Pavane & Galliard "Pagget"

    Performers: London Consort of Viols

    • BBC archive recording.
  • John Okeover

    Pavan for five viols

    Performers: London Consort of Viols

    • BBC archive recording.
  • Johann Jakob Froberger

    Fantasia No.2

    Performer: Thurston Dart (clavichord)

    • J MARTIN STAFFORD.
    • JMSCD 5.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Quia Fecit (from St. Matthew Passion)

    Performers: Thomas Hemsley (baritone), Geraint Jones Orchestra

    • BBC archive recording.
  • William Cornysh

    Ave Maria (MB10)

    Performers: The Sixteen, Harry Christophers (conductor)

    • MERIDIAN.
    • CDE 84175.
  • Henry Purcell

    Overture from "King Arthur"

    Performers: Orchestra of the Philomusica of London, Anthony Lewis (conductor)

    • DECCA.
    • 433 166-2.

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