Richard Sisson's Spring
In the first of four editions of Saturday Classics pegged to Britain's increasingly unpredictable seasons, Richard Sisson presents an alternative musical view of Spring, and not always a very complimentary one. After all, isn't Spring just a bit overrated? Richard explains why he thinks it is, illustrated with music great and silly, including Disney's Bambi, Harrison Birtwistle's Gawain, Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn and Vivaldi, along with choice snippets of vernal writings. Expect lovely music, lambs, cuckoos.