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Helen Ghosh

National Trust director-general Helen Ghosh shows Michael Berkeley around the childhood home of Vaughan Williams, introducing his music, plus Britten, Mozart, Schubert and Ravel.

National Trust Director General Helen Ghosh takes Michael Berkeley on a tour of Leith Hill Place, now a National Trust property but once the childhood home of Ralph Vaughan Williams.

She chooses his Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, as well as music by Britten, Mozart and Schubert. And her choice of Ravel reveals the alternative career she almost had - as a ballet dancer.

1 hour

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Sun 24 Aug 2014 12:00

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  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis

    Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Neville Marriner.
  • Franz Schubert

    Sonata in B flat, D960 (1st mvt: Molto Moderato)

    Performer: Alfred Brendel.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Before Life and After (Winter Words)

    Singer: Peter Pears. Performer: Benjamin Britten.
  • Seymour Simons

    All of Me

    Singer: Ella Fitzgerald. Composer: Gerald Marks.
  • Johann Strauss II

    Wein, Weib und Gesang

    Ensemble: Alban Berg Quartett. Music Arranger: Alban Berg.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    The Lark Ascending

    Conductor: John Barbirolli. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Et Incarnatus Est (Mass in C minor)

    Orchestra: English Baroque Soloists. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner. Singer: Sylvia McNair.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Piano Concerto in G (2nd mvt: Adagio Assai)

    Performer: Jean‐Yves Thibaudet. Conductor: Charles Dutoit. Orchestra: Orchestre symphonique de Montréal.

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