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Posted By: Rain Dog
29-Aug-22 - 02:39 PM
Thread Name: BBC Radio This week 2022
Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2022
Being broadcast at the moment.

BBC Radio 4 - Front Row - Ralph Vaughan Williams

Ralph Vaughan Williams is one of our country's greatest ever composers.

Born 150 years ago in 1872, he is known for creating a sense of Englishness in twentieth century music by drawing on his love of folk song, Tudor church music and landscape, in pieces like the perennially popular The Lark Ascending and Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis.

Samira Ahmed explores his musical language and revels in live performance with her guests, the solo violinist Jennifer Pike , baritone Roderick Williams, Paul Sartin of the folk band Bellowhead, Kate Kennedy from Oxford University, and composer, writer and pianist Neil Brand.