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The besieged island ; Dancing for Diaghilev.

Author: Graham Webster
Publisher: Brisbane, Qld. : 4MBS Classic FM, ©2005.
Series: Graham Webster's world of music, WOM 13.
Edition/Format:   Music CD : CD audio
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Program 1: The Besieged Island. Our feature deals with the years Britain had to face thr Nazi onslaught and how the musical life of the island still carried on. We'll hear how Myra Hess organised lunchtime concerts in the National Gallery (stripped of pictures), how the London Philharmonic played in theatres and music halls, throughout the land. There are the voices of Winston Churchill, and Laurence Olivier ( in
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Genre/Form: Songs and music
Named Person: Myra Dame 1890-1965 Hess; Lydia Sokolova; Sergei Pavlovich Diagilev
Material Type: Music
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Graham Webster
OCLC Number: 271647261
Notes: " Graham Webster wrote and presented "The World of Music" programs on radio 4MBS Classic FM, Brisbane, over a 10 year period. Many of the programs were prepared using the resources of the music collection at the State Library of Queensland". --from sleeve notes.
Description: 1 compact disc : stereo, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Title: Graham Webster's world of music, WOM 13.
Other Titles: Dancing for Diaghilev

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Program 1: The Besieged Island. Our feature deals with the years Britain had to face thr Nazi onslaught and how the musical life of the island still carried on. We'll hear how Myra Hess organised lunchtime concerts in the National Gallery (stripped of pictures), how the London Philharmonic played in theatres and music halls, throughout the land. There are the voices of Winston Churchill, and Laurence Olivier ( in "Heny V"), both trying to bolster up morale, and finally Vaughan Williams "Thanksgiving for Victor" on VE Day.

Program 2: Dancing for Diaghilev. The English dancer, Hilda Munnings, changed her name to Lydia Sokolova, and eventually became the principal character dancer for the ballet entrepreneur Diahilev. She looks back to her days with the Diaghilev company in this feature, written by Rosemary Duffy.

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