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The Mother

The Mother by Bertolt Brecht with original musical score by Hanns Eisler. Translated by Mark Ravenhill with song lyrics translated by Steve Trafford.

The Mother by Bertolt Brecht with original musical score by Hanns Eisler.
Translated by Mark Ravenhill, from a literal translation by Marc Funda, with song lyrics translated by Steve Trafford.

When Pelagea Vlassova's son Pavel becomes involved in political activity her radical action to protect him from imprisonment transforms her into the figurehead for a revolutionary movement. Brecht and Eisler's iconic drama set in pre-revolutionary Russia.

Vlassova.....Maxine Peake
Pavel.....Andy Coxon
Anton and Sigorski.....Esh Alladi
Ivan.....Nico Mirallegro
Mascha.....Elen Rhys
Andrei and Luschin.....Rupert Hill
Nikolai and Inspector.....William Ash
Vassil and Smilgin.....Kevin Harvey
Karpov and the Landlady.....Christine Bottomley
The Niece.....Nadia Emam

All other parts were played by the company.

Songs by the Chorus of Revolutionary Workers were performed by Kantos Chamber Choir

Directed by Nadia Molinari
Conducted by HK Gruber

A Radio Drama North Production in association with BBC Philharmonic.

Recorded in front of an audience at Middleton Hall in Hull as part of BBC Contains Strong Language Festival.

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1 hour, 59 minutes

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Sun 6 Oct 2019 19:30

Music Played

  • Hanns Eisler

    Galgenlieder No 1, No 6

    Performer: Jutta Czapski. Singer: Roswitha Trexler.
    • Brilliant.
  • Kurt Weill

    Suite for wind orchestra from 'The Threepenny Opera'

    Orchestra: London Sinfonietta. Conductor: David Atherton.
    • DG.
  • Hanns Eisler

    Hotelzimmer 1942 (Hollywood Song Book)

    Performer: Thomas Larcher. Singer: Matthias Goerne.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • Hanns Eisler

    Leipzig Symphony (Completed T. Medek): IV. Marsch ohne Worte

    Conductor: J├╝rgen Bruns. Orchestra: MDR Sinfonieorchester.
    • Leipzig Symphony.
    • CapriccioNR.
    • 4.

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