Dvorak's New World Symphony

Soul Music, Series 14 Episode 1 of 5
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While for many, it will be always associated with brown bread, the Largo from Dvorak's New World Symphony is an enduring a piece that never fails to move and inspire. We hear from the anti- apartheid campaigner Albie Sachs, who explains that through whistling the theme while in solitary confinement, he was able to make contact with the wider world and kept his spirit and hope alive.
Margaret Caldicott recalls the important role the piece played in her mother's life while in a Japanese prisoner of war camp.
Producer Lucy Lunt.

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30 minutes

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Sat 1 Sep 2012 15:30
BBC Radio 4 FM only
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