by R. B. Braithwaite
Knightbridge Professor of Moral
Philosophy. University of Cambridge
A broadcast version in two parts of the ninth Eddington Memorial Lecture, delivered at Oxford on November 22, 1955.
Ecco piu che mai bella; Dolci son le quadrelle; Danzava con maniere soprumane; Udite, lagrimosi spirti; Son si belle le rose; Se voi sete cor mio; Vezzosi augelli: Occhi lucenti; Qual per ombrose
The Golden Age Singers
Directed by Margaret Field-Hyde
Margaret Field-Hyde (soprano)
Elizabeth Osborn (soprano)
John Whitworth (counter-tenor)
René Soames (tenor)
Gordon Clinton (baritone) with Helen Watts (contralto) and Alfred Hepworth (tenor)
Margaret Field-Hyde , who has transcribed and edited the madrigals in this programme, believes that the Golden Age Singers, specialising as they do in English music of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, should include in their repertory examples of the work of Luca Marenzio (1553-99), the Italian composer who exercised a great influence on his English contemporaries.
The Earl of Harewood talks about the Italian operatic baritone who made his debut in 1911, and who is famed for his interpretation of the title role in Verdi's Falstaff, from which most of the illustrations are taken.
(The recorded broadcast of August 30) Marcel Journet , by Franklyn Kelsey : January 21
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