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Sound Stories


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Five Femmes Fatales
With Peggy Reynolds.
3: Isadora Duncan was born in 1878 and grew up in San Francisco. As a child, she was always dancing and never stopped until her tragic death when her trademark scarf caught in the wheel of a moving car. Isadora's talent and the passionate conviction of her new-fangled ideas made her the high priestess of dance for an entire generation and brought her fame and fortune in the process. Wagner Bacchanale (Tannhauser) Vienna Philharmonic, conductor Georg Solti
Franck Redemption (Introduction; Choeur Terrestre)
Toulouse Capitole Choir and Orchestra, conductor Michel Plasson
Chopin Study in A flat, Op 25 No 1 Maurizio Pollini (piano)


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds.
Unknown: Isadora Duncan
Conductor: Georg Solti
Conductor: Franck Redemption
Conductor: Michel Plasson
Conductor: Chopin Study
Piano: Maurizio Pollini

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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