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The Life and Songs of Bellman


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Carl Michael Bellman (1740-1795), 'the Genius of the Swedish Rococo,' was one of Sweden's greatest poets. His unique distinction is that he wrote all his verse to his own music.
Tonight's feature presents a sound picture of the man, his songs, and his colourful time. Written and narrated by PAUL BRITTEN AUSTIN with GERALD ENGLISH singing Bellman's songs accompanied by JANE RYAN (cello)
DAVID LUMSDEN (harpsichord) and the voices of MADI HEDD, MICHAEL DEACON
Produced by MARTIN ESSLIN (To be repeated on 21 February)


Cello: Jane Ryan
Unknown: Michael Deacon
Unknown: Leonard Fenton.
Unknown: John Gabriel
Unknown: Malcolm Hayes
Unknown: Clifford Norgate
Unknown: Hector Ross
Unknown: David Spenser
Produced By: Martin Esslin

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The Life and Songs of Bellman

BBC Radio 3, 31 December 1969 20.30

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