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Donald Macleod focuses on Koechlin's continuing flirtation with some of the female stars of Hollywood's golden age, including Jean Harlow and Ginger Rogers.

By the 1930s, Koechlin was more famous as an educator than a composer - much to his displeasure. Donald Macleod explores his continuing flirtation with some of the female stars of Hollywood's Golden Age - including Jean Harlow and Ginger Rogers. Plus, as Europe spirals towards war, he looks at Koechlin's radical political and musical beliefs. We end with the composer's last two works based on Kipling's "The Jungle Book".

1 hour

Music Played

  • Charles Koechlin

    Jean Harlow's Epitaph, Op.164

    Performer: Claude Delangle.
    • CHANT DU MONDE: LDC278878.
    • CHANT DU MONDE.
    • 12.
  • Charles Koechlin

    Septet for Wind, Op.165

    Performer: Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet.
    • BISCD536.
    • BISCD.
    • 1.
  • Charles Koechlin

    The Law of The Jungle, op.175 [after Kipling's The Jungle Book]

    Conductor: David Zinman. Orchestra: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra.
    • RCA 09026619552.
    • RCA.
    • 2.
  • Charles Koechlin

    Les Bandar-Log (Monkey Scherzo) (after Kipling's The Jungle Book), Op.176

    Conductor: David Zinman.
    • RCA 09026619552.
    • RCA.
    • 3.
  • Charles Koechlin

    Dance For Ginger, Op.163 no.2

    Performer: Michael Korstick.
    • HÄNSSLER HAEN93261.
    • HÄNSSLER.
    • 2.

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