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11 Feb 2013

Hoffnung Music Festival - EMI STEREO 1956 ... Hoffnung. A Last Encore, etc ... Michael Bentine. It's a Stereophonic World - BBC 1953-1958/1962

Side One:  Speech by Mr T.E.Bean  /  Francis BainesFanfare  /   Malcolm ArnoldA Grand Grand Overture  (Dennis Brain, organ)   /    
L. MozartConcerto for hosepipe & strings  (Dennis Brain, hosepipe)  // Franz Reizenstein:  Concerto Populare  (Yvonne Arnaud, piano)
Side Two:  Haydn arr: Donald Swann: "Symphony no.94 - The Surprise"  /  Speech by Gerard Hoffnung  /   
Chopin arr: Daniel Abrams: Mazurka no.47  //  Humphrey Searle:  'Lochinvar'  (Yvonne Arnaud & Gerard Hoffnung, reciters)  / 
Gordon JacobVariations on "Annie Laurie"                     4 files zip STEREO FLAC  Mega Download
HMV  SLS 870  (3LP set: bought 1974)   Recorded: 13 November 1956.  Matrices: YAX4575/4576 -1  
Re-edited: December 2013    EMI 1989 CDs are only in MONO for the 1956/1958 concerts.   

Gerard Hoffnung: The 1958 Oxford Union speech  /  The Charles Richardson interviews  /  "My Life" - "Film Fun" - "Talking about Music" 
2002 BBC Cassette set - "A Last Encore"   (via Bang & Olufsen Beocord 8004)  6 files zip FLAC  Mega Download 
2 scans from the EMI booklet + BBC notes + Decca LF 1330  'Oxford Union' cover/sleeve-note >>>  ....................................................................................................  
Charles Chilton. "It's a Stereophonic World" - BBC 1962.    
Michael Bentine presents an experiment in sound for "people with ears six feet apart". 
A series of comic sketches written by The Goon Show co-founder with John Law and produced by Charles Chilton. 
Starring  Ronnie Barker, Leon Thau & Delia Corrie - with the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra.
BBC 4extra internet-stream - January 2014                         STEREO FLAC  Mega Download 
First broadcast 22 September 1962 on Network 3 as part of the BBC's experimental stereo transmissions.   "The Times" - Sept.1962 >>>