Barbara Thompson with the Medici Quartet and the BBC Singers
Queen Elizabeth Hall

17th November 1995

Source: BBC Radio 3 FM > Denon TU-400L tuner > VHS > VHS LP > Archos Gmini 120 > Audition > FLAC
Recorded off air and transferred by PsyKies

Set One / Disc 1 [40:47]

WEILL - songs arranged for saxophone & string quartet

01. Speak Low (arr, John Dankworth) [6:20]
02. Surabaya Johnny (arr, Geoffrey Bergen) [6:08]
03. Zuhalterballade (arr, Barry Guy) [8:24]
04. It Never Was You (arr, Richard Rodney Bennett) [6:31]
05. September Song (arr, Mike Westbrook) [6:46]
06. Theme And Variations On Mack The Knife (arr, Barbara Thompson) [6:38]

Set Two / Disc 2 [53:38]

LOVE SONGS IN AGE - music for the poetry of Philip Larkin

01. The Horns Of The Morning [8:28]
02. Ugly Sister [5:34]
03. The Dance [7:30]
04. Love Songs In Age [8:16]
05. Like The Train's Beat [7:57]
06. This Is The First Thing [3:23]
07. Poor Sidney Bechet [12:30]

Barbara Thompson - saxophones
Pete Lemer - piano
Paul Westwood - bass
Simone Rebello - drums

Paul Robertson - violin
Cathy Thompson - violin
Ivo Jan von Derver - viola
Anthony Lewis - cello

Conducted by Bo Holgren
Penny Vickers, Judith Bingham - soloists

Recorded by me off air direct from the original live broadcast to a Panasonic Hi-Fi VHS video recorder in SP audio only mode. Sometime in the mid to late 1990's I misguidedly transferred all my radio recordings to VHS LP audio mode. This combined with the age of the tapes has resulted in some evident distortion throughout.

19th November 2010