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Composer: Coward, Noel (1899-1973)

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Year of birth1899
Year of death1973
NationalityUnknown
Period20th century
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Chanticleer charms with wide-ranging programme

© Chanticleer
Meticulous intonation, seamless phrasing and oozing charm, Chanticleer delivered a wonderful entertaining concert in a programme that stretched nearly 600 years. 
****1
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Stephanie Blythe and Warren Jones delight at Carnegie Hall

With a witty and adventurous program and dazzling performances of each song, Stephanie Blythe and Warren Jones did not disappoint.
*****
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An Autumn Celebration with Birmingham Royal Ballet at Sadler's Wells

The Grand Tour, Callie Roberts as Theda Bara  ©  Roy Smiljanic
When The Grand Tour was premièred in 1971, the cast of celebrities it satirises were still well known, even though their 1930s heyday had passed. The problem with this rather lovely little work now is that its references are just too far in the past: neither the dancers nor the audience know who these exaggerated oddballs – Gertrude Lawrence, Theda Bara – were, or what they were famous for.
***11
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