Katie Derham closes Radio 3's Music in the Great War series: today, a memorial to the fallen with music by Carl Nielsen, his Symphony No. 4, The Inextinguishable, written against the backdrop of the war, exalting the human spirit and what he saw as the 'elemental will to live'. It's followed by Sir Arthur Bliss's Morning Heroes, a symphony for orator, chorus and orchestra dedicated to his brother 'and other comrades killed in battle'.
Closing the afternoon, two works with the Ulster Orchestra taken from recently recorded concerts: first, Charles Villiers Stanford's A Song of Agincourt, then Mozart's Symphony No. 31, 'Paris'.
C. Nielsen: Symphony No. 4, Op. 29 'The Inextinguishable'
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
Sakari Oramo, conductor
A. Bliss: Morning Heroes, a Symphony for Orator, Chorus and Orchestra
John Westbrook, orator
Liverpool Philharmonic Choir
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Sir Charles Groves, conductor
C.V. Stanford: A Song of Agincourt, Op. 168
Howard Shelley, conductor
W.A. Mozart: Symphony No. 31 in D major, 'Paris' K.297
Alan Buribayev, conductor.