27 episodes

Highlights of BBC Radio 3’s special programmes to mark the WW1 centenary. Classical music, art, literature, film, popular songs and cultural life inspired by the war.

Music and Culture of WW1 BBC Radio 3

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

Highlights of BBC Radio 3’s special programmes to mark the WW1 centenary. Classical music, art, literature, film, popular songs and cultural life inspired by the war.

    Musical Stories - Bechstein Hall

    Musical Stories - Bechstein Hall

    David Owen Norris looks at why Bechstein Hall was forced to change it's name

    • 5 min
    Gavrilo Princip's Footprints

    Gavrilo Princip's Footprints

    Maria Margaronis explores the legacy of Gavrilo Princip, the Bosnian Serb whose shots sparked the Great War. His deeds, memory and legacy remain contested in the Balkans and beyond.

    • 43 min
    The Essay - Music on the Brink: London

    The Essay - Music on the Brink: London

    Emma Jane Kirby considers the idea of London presenting to both the wider world and Britons themselves in 1914. And she assesses how far these attitudes still resonate today.

    • 13 min
    Modernist Moments - London

    Modernist Moments - London

    Tom Service takes a litmus test of the classical music goings-on in London in 1914 and finds Modernist Moments by native composers thin on the ground. Two songs by Frank Bridge, Where She Lies Asleep, and Love Went a-riding, written that year, tell the story.

    • 3 min
    Postcard from London

    Postcard from London

    Jonathan Pryce reads a fictional postcard from London just before WW1, where Vaughan Williams seems to have caught the imagination of the city. Written by Dr Kate Kennedy

    • 5 min
    Essential Classics - London

    Essential Classics - London

    Charles Emmerson on London, Elgar's Nimrod and the seeds of decline just beofre WW1.

    • 1 min

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