Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848-1918)

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01*20060424After Purcell died in 1695, music in this country was dominated by two Germans, first Handel and then Mendelssohn.|Donald Macleod looks at the life and music of the man who it was felt began a renaissance of English music at the end of the 19th century, Charles Hubert Hastings Parry.|Jerusalem|Paul Robeson (bass)|Harriet Wingreen (piano)|Symphony No 3 in C|The London Philharmonic|Matthias Bamert (conductor)|Second movement Sonata No 1 in F for piano|Anthony Goldstone (piano)|Blest Pair of Sirens|London Symphony and Chorus|Richard Hickox (conductor).
02*20060425Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848-1918)|2/5.|Hubert Parry was sent to Eton for his education.|In this programme, Donald Macleod discusses the influence that some of his friends there made on his music in later life.|Sleep|Stephen Varcoe (baritone)|Clifford Benson (piano)|Piano Trio in Em|Deakin Piano Trio|Richard Deakin (violin)|Emma Ferrand (cello)|Catherine Dubois (piano)|Dundee and The Old 104th, from the Seven Chorale Preludes for organ, Set 1|James Lancelot (Organ of Durham Cathedral)|Lady Radnor's Suite|City of London Sinfonia|Richard Hickox (conductor).
03*20060426Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848-1918)|3/5.|In this programme, Donald Macleod looks at how Hubert Parry, who was brought up and married into a very religious family became opposed to organized religion.|Plus, how Parry got on with his contemporary Charles Villiers Stanford.|Dear Lord and Father of Mankind|Choir of St Paul's Cathedral|Christopher Dearnly (organ)|John Scott (conductor)|Excerpt from The Soul's Ransom|Della Jones (mezzo soprano)|David Wilson Johnson (bass baritone)|The London Philharmonic Choir and orchestra|Matthias Bamert (conductor)|Violin Sonata in D|Erich Gruenberg violin and Roger Vignoles (piano)|Elegy for Brahms|London Philharmonic Orchestra|Sir Adrian Boult (conductor).|In this programme, Donald Macleod looks at how Hubert Parry, who was brought up and married into a very religious family, became opposed to organised religion.
04*20060427An account of the disastrous first performance of Hubert Parry's processional anthem, I Was Glad, at the coronation of Edward VII and how the tragedy of war inspired him to compose his symphonic poem From Death to Life.|And Yet I Love Her Till I Die|Robert Tear (tenor)|Philip Ledger (piano)|12 Short Pieces for Violin and piano|Erich Gruenberg (violin)|Roger Vignoles (piano)|I Was Glad|London Symphony Chorus and orchestra|Richard Hickox (conductor)|Job, The Lamentation|Peter Coleman Wright (bass)|The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra|Hilary Davan Wetton (conductor)|From Death to Life|London Philharmonic Orchestra|Matthias Bamert (conductor).
05*20060428Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848-1918)|5/5.|Donald Macleod looks at the end of Hubert Parry's life, weighed down with honours, and at how his reputation fared after his death.|My Heart is like a Singing Bird|Lynne Dawson (soprano)|Malcolm Martineau (pianist)|English Suite|English String orchestra|William Boughton (conductor)|Farewell Songs|Choir of St George's Chapel Windsor|Roger Judd (organist)|Christopher Robinson (conductor).