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The Czech composer based his libretto on the play "Le Voyage de Thésée" by his friend and trusted source of inspiration, Georges Neveux. Martinu is said to have written the opera for Maria Callas. In this production, the role is sung by the…
Length
45 mins
Prog. No.
0583
The most spectacular concert of African music ever staged, featuring nothing but Africa’s finest musicians performing before an audience of more than 50,000 at the recent AFRICA LIVE Roll Back Malaria Concert in Dakar, Senegal. Artists include…
Length
27 mins
Prog. No.
7302
Little Red Riding Hood begins, like all fairy tales, with: "Once upon a time..." For children of all ages the composer Georges Aperghis imagined a tale in music and movement: he chose the very first version written by Charles Perrault almost 300…
Length
43 mins
Prog. No.
7337
Today’s Classic Archive pays homage to Victoria de los Angeles who, along with Teresa Berganza and Montserrat Caballe, was one of the great Spanish divas of the past century. The selection we have chosen gives a sense of the range of her talent, from…
Length
43 mins
Prog. No.
7494
Today’s Classic Archive pays homage to violinist Isaac Stern, who we find at the height of his powers, accompanied on the piano by Alexander Zakin, in a 1965 concert for the Jeunesses Musicales de France, the Musical Youth of France. Although he was…
Length
27 mins
Prog. No.
7491
Today’s Classic Archive pays tribute to cello prodigy Jacqueline du Pré, who left an indelible mark on the history of her instrument over the course of her foreshortened career. Born into a musical family, Jacqueline Du Pré is seen here accompanied…
Length
25 mins
Prog. No.
7492
Today’s Classic Archive affords us the opportunity to rediscover two of the loveliest British voices of the last century. First of all, tenor Peter Pears, whose name is indelibly linked to that of Benjamin Britten. The collaboration between the two…
Length
43 mins
Prog. No.
7493
A series of six recitals, including the last five Beethoven Sonatas, by this master pianist at a new peak in his career. Both his audiences and the critics have been aware in recent years of new dimensions in Ashkenazy's playing. This may stem in…
Length
39 mins
Prog. No.
3665