At The Foot Of The Mountain

Three programmes in which Robert Dawson Scott invites a composer or performer to look back on a formidable musical challenge.

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Robert Dawson Scott talks to actress Maria Friedman, who reflects on the pressures of taking her award-winning one-woman show into the fiercely competitive world of the West End. on the pressures of taking the stage alone, night after night.

By Special Arrangement19970701

The third of four conversations in which Robert Dawson Scott invites a performer to look back on a considerable musical challenge. Few actresses dare to take a one-woman show into the fiercely competitive world of the West End theatre. Maria Friedman gathered songs by the likes of Jacques Brel, Stephen Sondheim and even Kate Bush to create `By Special Arrangement', a show which won the Olivier Award for best entertainment. She reflects on the pressures of taking the stage alone, night after night.

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The first of four conversations in which Robert Dawson Scott invites a composer or performer to look back on a considerable musical challenge. Elmer Bernstein is the elder statesman of Hollywood composers, with almost 200 scores to his credit.

He focuses on his creation of a lush orchestral score for

Martin Scorsese 's film The Age of Innocence, the screen version of Edith Wharton 's novel.

Producer John Goudie

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Unknown: Robert Dawson Scott

Unknown: Elmer Bernstein

Unknown: Martin Scorsese

Unknown: Edith Wharton

Producer: John Goudie

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The second of four conversations in which Robert Dawson Scott invites a performer to look back on a musical challenge. Conductor Paul McCreesh has won international acclaim for recreating spectacular musical events from the Renaissance. Here, he discusses how he re-created a Venetian concert from 1608.

Producer John Goudie

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970624]

Unknown: Robert Dawson Scott

Conductor: Paul McCreesh

Producer: John Goudie

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970701]

The third of four conversations in which Robert Dawson Scott invites a performer to look back on a considerable musical challenge. Few actresses dare to take a one-woman show into the fiercely competitive world of West End theatre. Maria Friedman

gathered songs by the likes of Jacques Brel , Stephen Sondheim and even Kate Bush to create By

Special Arrangement. She reflects on the pressures of taking the stage alone, night after night. Producer John Goudie

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970701]

Unknown: Robert Dawson Scott

Unknown: Maria Friedman

Unknown: Jacques Brel

Unknown: Stephen Sondheim

Unknown: Kate Bush

Producer: John Goudie

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970708]

The last of four conversations in which Robert Dawson Scott invites a guest to look back on a considerable musical challenge. As director of the Royal National Theatre, Richard Eyre has tackled everything from David Hare 's dissections of life to the Broadway rhythms of Guys and Dolls. Here he looks back on his first foray into the world of opera, directing

Verdi's La Traviata at Covent Garden.

Producer John Goudie

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970708]

Unknown: Robert Dawson Scott

Unknown: Richard Eyre

Unknown: David Hare

Producer: John Goudie

Guys And Dolls19970708

The last of four conversations in which Robert Dawson Scott invites a guest to look back on a considerable musical challenge. As director of the Royal National Theatre, Richard Eyre has tackled everything from David Hare's dissections of modern British life to the Broadway rhythms of `Guys and Dolls'. Here he looks back on a very different musical experience, his first foray into the complex world of opera, directing Verdi's ` La Traviata' at Covent Garden.

Paul Mccreesh In Venice19970624

The second of four conversations in which Robert Dawson Scott invites a performer to look back on a considerable musical challenge.

`Paul McCreesh in Venice'.

Conductor Paul McCreesh has won international acclaim for recreating spectacular muscial events from the Renaissance.

Here he discusses how he recreated a Venetian concert from 1608, based on an eye-witness account by a wandering Cornishman who had walked to Venice.

Sir Richard Eyre19980725

The last of three programmes in which Robert Dawson Scott invites a composer or performer to look back on a formidable musical challenge. `Sir Richard Eyre'. The former director of the Royal National Theatre recalls his first foray into the world of opera. on the pressures of taking the stage alone, night after night.

The Age Of Innocence19970617

The first of four conversations in which Robert Dawson Scott invites a composer or performer to look back on a considerable musical challenge.

Elmer Bernstein is the elder statesman of Hollywood composers, with almost 200 scores to his credit.

He focuses on his creation of a lush orchestral score for `The Age of Innocence', the screen version of Edith Wharton's novel, which starred Daniel Day-Lewis.

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Elmer Bernstein. on the pressures of taking the stage alone, night after night.

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Three programmes in which Robert Dawson Scott invites a composer or performer to look back on a formidable musical challenge.

1: Elmer Bernstein.

on the pressures of taking the stage alone, night after night.

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Three programmes in which Robert Dawson Scott invites a composer or performer to look back on a formidable musical challenge.

2: `Paul McCreesh'.

Conductor Paul McCreesh has won international acclaim for recreating spectacular musical events from the Renaissance.

He discusses how he restaged a lavish Venetian concert from 1608.

on the pressures of taking the stage alone, night after night.

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The last of three programmes in which Robert Dawson Scott invites a composer or performer to look back on a formidable musical challenge. Sir Richard Eyre, former director of the Royal National Theatre, recalls his first foray into the world of opera. on the pressures of taking the stage alone, night after night.

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Robert Dawson Scott invites a performer or composer to revisit a major musical challenge. This week, the composer Anthony Payne looks back at the long and sometimes controversial task of completing Elgar's Third Symphony, working from sketches left by Elgar at his death.

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