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The New Review: Television: Monday 28: PICKS OF THE DAY: RADIO: Composer of the Week Radio 3, 12noon

July 27, 2014

Stephanie Billen



A particularly lively edition finds Donald Macleod exploring the music of Cole Porter and his racy private life as a homosexual whose notorious parties featured cross-dressing and drug-taking. The music is the thing however and this opening programme is especially rewarding, exploring the many compositions written in his college years and featuring his first song to have a commercial recording, I've a Shooting Box in Scotland, performed deliciously by Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby.



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Source: Observer (UK)


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