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Additional content for the mobile exhibition Music, Migration and Mobility


Listen to Joseph Horovitz’s Metamorphoses on a Bedtime Theme: allegro commerciàle in modo televisione, commissioned by Gerard Hoffnung for his 1958 ‘Interplanetary Music Festival’. With a libretto by Alistair Sampson, the work consists of five parodies (in the style of Bach, Mozart, Verdi, Schönberg and Stravinsky) of the television advertising slogan ’Sleep sweeter, Bournvita’. This recording is of the original 1958 performance at the Royal Festival Hall in London, conducted by Joseph Horovitz, with April Cantelo and Ian Wallace as the soloists.

Hear Gerard Hoffnung’s hilarious rendition of The Bricklayers Story

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