Music on the Brink: Live from the Imperial War Museum North in Salford
As part of Radio 3's Music on the Brink season exploring the musical world on the eve of WW1, Sean Rafferty presents a special show from the Imperial War Museum North. With live music and guests including tenor Nick Pritchard, pianist Martin Roscoe, the Zelkova Quartet and pianist Yasmin Rowe. The music looks both backwards and forwards, with Vaughan Williams' On Wenlock Edge, Ravel's Tombeau de Couperin and pieces by Debussy, Gurney and Poulenc, as well as recordings of music from composrs whose lives will change in the summer of 1914. Plus readings of World War I poetry and prose.
Including the last of our Music on the Brink Postcards. Today's is from London 1914 - giving an impression of concert life in the city on the eve of the First World War. Read by Jonathan Pryce, star of stage and screen.