All The Right Notes, Not Necessarily In Theright Order

Episodes

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Genome: [r4 Bd=20020827]A new three-part series profiling the great exponents of humour in classical music. 1: Victor Borge. Born in 1909 in Copenhagen, Borge's combination of musical ability and quick wit established him as a top film and stage personality. RainerHersch talks to Borge's friends and colleagues, and finds out what drove him to continue performing live into his 90s. Producer Julian Mayers
Genome: [r4 Bd=20020827] Producer: Julian Mayers
Genome: [r4 Bd=20020903]The second in a three-part series in which Rainer Hersch profiles the great exponents of humour in classical music. 2: Gerrard Hoffnung. Caricaturist, broadcaster, raconteur and tuba player, Hoffnung came to London in 1939 as a schoolboy refugee.

Although he died at the age of 34, he established a tradition of classical music comedy that persists around the world today. H is widow, Annetta Hoffnung , talks about his life and plays some of her collection of recordings, which have not been broadcast in over 40 years. Producer Julian Mayers

Genome: [r4 Bd=20020903] Unknown: Rainer Hersch

Music: Gerrard Hoffnung.

Talks: Annetta Hoffnung

Producer: Julian Mayers

Genome: [r4 Bd=20020910]The second in a three-part series in which Rainer Hersch profiles the great exponents of humour in classical music. 3: From Haydento Bill Bailey, Rainer explores the history of musical comedy, including Andre Previn with Morecambe and Wise.

Producer Julian Mayers

Genome: [r4 Bd=20020910] Unknown: Rainer Hersch

Unknown: Andre Previn

Producer: Julian Mayers

Genome: [r4 Bd=20030415]A three-part series, broadcast nightly, in which Rainer Hersch profiles the great exponents of humour in classical music. 1: Victor Borge. Rainer Hersch goes to Borge's home city of Copenhagen, talks to friends and colleagues, and finds out what drove him to continue performing into his 90s. Producer Julian Mayers
Genome: [r4 Bd=20030415] Unknown: Rainer Hersch

Producer: Julian Mayers

Genome: [r4 Bd=20030416]2: Gerard Hoffnung. Rainer Hersch talks to Annetta Hoffnung , widow of the caricaturist, broadcaster, raconteur and tuba player, and listens to some of her collection of rare Hoffnung recordings, not broadcast in over 40 years. For details see yesterday
Genome: [r4 Bd=20030416] Unknown: Gerard Hoffnung.

Talks: Rainer Hersch

Unknown: Annetta Hoffnung

Genome: [r4 Bd=20030417]3: Rainer Hersch explores the musical comedy of soprano and comedian Anna Russell , of Peter Schickele (creator of PDQ Bach, the unrecognised genius of the Bach family), of Spike Jones , and of Morecambe and Wise. For details see Tuesday
Genome: [r4 Bd=20030417] Unknown: Rainer Hersch

Unknown: Anna Russell

Unknown: Peter Schickele

Unknown: Spike Jones

Genome: [r4 Bd=20060131]New series 1/4. Classical musician and comedian Rainer Hersch profiles entertainers who have combined comedy and serious music. He talks to

American satirist Peter Schickele (aka PDQ Bach) about his unique brand of classical-music humour. Producer Julian Mayers

Genome: [r4 Bd=20060131] Unknown: Rainer Hersch

Unknown: Peter Schickele

Producer: Julian Mayers

Genome: [r4 Bd=20060207]2/4. Anna Russell : queen of musical parody. Classical musician and comedian Rainer Hersch profiles entertainers who have combined comedy and serious music. Today he looks at the life and work of Anna Russell - now 95 years old - famous for her analytical send-up of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen. producer Julian Mayers
Genome: [r4 Bd=20060207] Unknown: Anna Russell

Unknown: Rainer Hersch

Producer: Julian Mayers

Genome: [r4 Bd=20060214]3/4. The Comedian Harmonists. Classical musician and comedian Rainer Hersch profiles entertainers who have combined comedy with serious music. Today, he looks at the German comedy singing sensation of the 1920s and 30s. Elegantly dressed, the Comedian Harmonists were best known for their close harmony delivered with humour and style. Then Hitler came to power and the sextet s three Jewish members were banned, Producer Julian Mayers
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Genome: [r4 Bd=20060913]2/4. Anna Russell , Queen of Musical Parody. Musician and comedian Rainer Hersch profiles entertainers who have combined comedy and music. Today he looks at the life and work of Anna Russell - now 95 years old - who's best known for her analytical send-up of Wagner's Ring Cycle. Producer Julian Mayers
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