Triptych, for violin and piano Sonata, for clarinet and cello
Air and Variations, for violin, clarinet, and piano
(first performance) played by Stephen Waters (clarinet)
Yfrah Neaman (violin)
William Pleeth (cello)
Howard Ferguson (piano)
Second of three programmes of music by Phyllis Tate
John Holloway gives a critical reappraisal of two great novels of the 1890s: Thomas Hardy 's Tess of the D'Urbervilles and The Awkward Age by Henry James
He sees each as representing a different though complementary aspect of English society in transition, but there is also an artistic parallel: in both these novels * it is the curve of the narrative which chiefly embodies the meaning.'
(' The Golden Flea ') An opera in one act
Libretto by Tullio Pinelli
Music by Ghedini
(sung in Italian)
Orchestra of Radiotelevisione Italiana , Milan
Conducted BY Nino SANZOGNO
The action takes place inside a country inn
Scenes: Evening; Night; Early morning
This one-act opera, written in 1937-38, was first produced in Genoa in 1940, when the composer was forty-seven; it has not previously been broadcast in this country. The light-hearted plot concerns an invisible golden Asiatic flea, said to be capable of turning all it bites into gold.
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