Dame Kiri Te Kanawa presents her favourite classics. Her selection tonight includes American classics - Bernstein's
Candide Overture and Gershwin's Summertime - and Delius's Florida Suite.
She also recalls her debut at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, which she made at only three hours' notice.
The Organist Entertains Standards, pops and classics from the popular organ and keyboard world, plus the latest music news and information. John Walker presents his regular electronics news, including details of a new video tutorial and a CD with music book.
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George Melly concludes his series exploring how the influence of the American
Mafia spread into all walks of life, especially show business. In this programme, he explains how Mafia figures used their show business contacts to influence political events in America with dramatic effects.
Producer Robin Quinn
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