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Posted By: GUEST,henryp
25-May-22 - 08:04 AM
Thread Name: BBC Radio This week 2022
Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2022
Holst and Vaughan Williams: Making Music English BBC iplayer 27 days left to watch

Historian Amanda Vickery and broadcaster Tom Service unearth the fascinating story of the life-long friendship between composers Ralph Vaughan Williams and Gustav Holst, whose music gave birth to the 'English sound' in the first half of the 20th century. They retrace the walking trips the two composers took together across the country to discover how influences ranging from the Renaissance masters to folk music imbued their music with the 'Englishness' we recognise today. Illustrating the story, the BBC Concert Orchestra perform excerpts of both composers' music.