Friends event: ‘Melted into air, into thin air’: the radio scripts in the Deryck Cooke Archive

Deryck Cooke

Deryck Cooke

The 2014-15 programme of the Friends of the University Library gets underway on Wednesday, October 14th at 5:30 pm with a talk by Mark Doran entitled “Melted into air, into thin air: the radio scripts in the Deryck Cooke Archive”. Deryck Cooke (1919-76) is known around the world for his ‘Performing Version’ of Mahler’s unfinished Tenth Symphony – but he was also one of the finest music broadcasters ever to work at the BBC. In this talk, Mark Doran discusses some of Cooke’s radio scripts now held at the UL, and illustrates them with recordings from his own collection.

The talk will take place in the Library’s Milstein Seminar Rooms, with refreshments served half-an-hour before the start. All Friends talks are free (though donations are welcome) and open to all.

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