Series in which the musician and conductor presents an eclectic array of music. This edition looks at the use of storytelling, featuring works by Richard Strauss and Maurice Ravel. Plus music from John Williams and Gioachino Rossini.
Series in which
Michael Freedland takes a personal look at the history of the film musical. This edition recalls
Hollywood's attempts at adapting stage musicals. Composers and lyricists
Irving Caesar, Burton Lane and Alan Jay Lerner express their dissatisfactions.
Series in which Al Jarreau pays tribute to jazz pioneer Dave Brubeck , whose signature 5/4-time classic
Take Five changed the face of popular jazz when it hit the UKtopten in 1961. This edition recalls the mixed response to Take Five and Brubeck's collaboration with Louis Armstrong.
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