Antonio Brosa (violin)
Frederick Riddle (viola)
Mozart wrote his Duo in B flat during a visit to Salzburg in 1783. The slender combination is handled with perfect assurance, and the introduction's witty pomp is a foil to the serious Allegro that follows. After a serene Andante cantabile the work concludes with a set of sparkling variations.
Honegger's sonata, dedicated to Ginette
Neveu and published in 1948, is in four movements. The work is healthily diatonic and ends with a gay Presto.
As a young man Johan Halvorsen, the Norwegian composer and conductor, was influenced by Grieg and Svendsen. He also toured as a violin virtuoso, and his affection for the instrument is enshrined in this duo, written in 1886. Using the passacaglia from Handel's seventh harpsichord suite as a springboard, he launches out into a display of exuberant virtuosity.
by Marenzio and Monteverdi
The Golden Age Singers:
Margaret Field-Hyde (soprano)
Eileen McLoughlin (soprano) Alfred Deller (counter-tenor)
René Soames (tenor)
Gordon Clinton (baritone)
Directed by Margaret Field-Hyde
O primavera; Ch'io t'ami; Deh bella e cara: Ma tu piu chemal. - Monterverdi
Ah dolente partita!; Deh Mirtillo, anima mia; Che se tu se'l cor mio - Marenzio
Quel augellin che canta - Monteverdi
(' Let Monstres Sacres ')
A comedy by Jean Cocteau
Translated and adapted for radio by Peter Watts
Produced by Peter Watts
The action takes place in Esther's dressing-room and in the famous Red . Room of her and Florent's country house at Chatou
Esther, an actress-manageress:
Lulu, Esther's dresser:
Liane, a student at the Comedie Franchise:
Charlotte, a character actress:
Florent, of the Comedie Francaise:
An old lady:
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