Thomas Whythorne, Gent
|198C||01||19980811||The 16th-century composer and poet Thomas Whythorne was one of the first Englishmen to write an autobiography, revealing many details of the life of a private musician in the time of Elizabeth I.|
In the first of two programmes, Robert Hardy reads from Whythorne's book, and Red Byrd perform a selection of his partsongs.
|198C||02 LAST||19980812||Robert Hardy reads a second selection of excerpts from the autobiography of Elizabethan composer Thomas Whythorne, and Red Byrd perform his music.|
After the personal setbacks of his early years, Whythorne begins to enjoy better fortune in his professional life.