or The School for Fathers by Isaac BickerstafTe adapted for broadcasting by RAYMOND RAIKES with music by Charles Dibdin orchestrated and edited by ROGER FISKE
The action of the play takes place in the houses of Colonel Oldboy and Sir John Flowerdale , who arc neighbours in the country. It is the summer of the year 1767.
LONDON CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Leader, Lionel Bentley
Conducted by ERIC WETHERELL Produced by RAYMOND RAIKES
Dr. Roger Fiske has arranged the music written for the first production of the play in 1768 and its revival under the title The School for Fathers in 1770. In this radio production the popular Italian airs of the period, which were interpolated, are being omitted, so that we are left with an eighteenth-century English ' musical.'
Diana, his daughter:
Jenkins, steward to Sir John Flowerdale:
Lady Mary Oldboy, the Colonel's wife:
Mr Jessamy, their son:
Antoine, his servant:
Clarissa, daughter to Sir John:
Jenny, her maid:
Sir John Flowerdale, the Colonel's neighbour:
Lionel, a student at Oxford:
Harman, a young man from London:
ILSE WOLF (soprano)
DONALD BELL (baritone)
ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Leader, Emanuel Hurwitz Conducted by FREDERIK PRAUSNITZ Gunther Schuller was born in New York in 1925 and is active as a composer, conductor, and horn player. CONTOURS is a suite in five movements with linking interludes. Each movement exploits musical material derived from a different national culture. The fourth movement, Lamento, is a study in the application of baroque decorative techniques to modem music; the final movement, Chiusa, introduces controlled improvisations. Gunther Schuller's interest in jazz techniques is to some extent in evidence in this composition. Alexander Goehr
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