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Music in the Great War: Britain at War - The Home Front

3 hours
First broadcast:
Thursday 26 June 2014

with Sarah Walker and her guest, the music and literature scholar, Kate Kennedy.

A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Elgar: Piano Music, Ashley Wass, NAXOS. We also have our daily brainteaser at 9.30.

9:30 - 10:30 Including a selection of music from the time of World War One.

Sarah's guest this week is the consultant to the Radio 3 World War One programming, Kate Kennedy. Kate is a Research Fellow at Girton College, Cambridge, where she teaches in the English and Music Faculties. She has published numerous papers on music and literature around the First World War, and is currently working on a biography of the poet and composer Ivor Gurney, and co-editing The Silent Morning: Cultural Responses to the Armistice, 1918. She has also recently co-edited and contributed to a special edition of the Journal of First World War Studies, entitled The First World War: Music, Literature, Memory. She gives regular lectures in music festivals, pre-concert talks, contributes as a guest to programmes for Radio 3 and is a freelance baroque cellist.

Sarah's Essential Choice
A Prayer
BBC National Chorus and Orchestra of Wales
Richard Hickox (conductor)

Music Played

16 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Today's Brainteaser Answer - Who am I?

    Mozart's sister, Marianne (Nannerl).


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