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Musical Theatre Melodies - 16th February - "Summer Song"

Rob Morrison's next "Musical Theatre Melodies" broadcast on Tuesday, 16th February at 9 p.m. will feature a 60th Anniversary tribute to Bernard Grun and Eric Maschwitz's Summer Song, (based on the music of Anton Dvorak and inspired by the composer's American sojourn in the 1890s), from the 1956 original London cast recording starring David Hughes and Sally Ann Howes, with Laurence Naismith, Van Atkins, Edric Connor and Bonita Primrose.

This will be preceded by an introduction to the musical, ('live' via Skype from London), by British Musical Theatre historian, archivist and author - Rex Bunnett.

The remainder of the broadcast will feature song selections from George Posford, Bernard Grun and Eric Maschwitz's Balalaika, from the 1960s Australian World Record Club studio cast recording with Neil Williams and Valda Bagnall; plus George Formby, Sara Gregory and Warde Donovan's original 1951 London cast recordings from George Posford and Eric Maschwitz's Zip Goes a Million.

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