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Composer of the Week: Irving Berlin

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(1888-1989). Donald Macleod explores the life of one of the greatest American songwriters of the 20th century. Irving
Berlin's career was a classic rags-to-riches tale. 1: How he came to America from Siberia and how Alexander's Ragtime
Band, starring Al Jolson , catapulted him to stardom. Music includes: That
Mesmerising Mendelssohn Tune performed by the White Star Orchestra;
When I Lost You with Bing Crosby and the Paradise Island Trio; Play a Simple Melody with Bing Crosby and Groucho Marx ;
Dance and Grow Thin with Blossom Dearie and Bobby Short ; You 'd Be Surprised with Eddie Cantor ; A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody sung by Hildegarde with Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans; and Oh! How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning performed by the Composer. See Stage and Screen, 4pm

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Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Unknown: Al Jolson
Unknown: Bing Crosby
Unknown: Bing Crosby
Unknown: Groucho Marx
Unknown: Bobby Short
Unknown: Eddie Cantor
Unknown: Carroll Gibbons

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Composer of the Week: Irving Berlin

BBC Radio 3, 21 April 2003 9.00






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