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Friday Night at the Proms: In Memoriam WWI

Razia Iqbal and Petroc Trelawny present a special concert drawing together four composers whose lives and music were impacted by WW1.

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conducted by Andrew Manze performs Vaughan Williams's post-war composition, the elegiac Pastoral Symphony.

The three promising young composers also featured in the concert were all killed in the war and have left us poignant evocations of lost lands and innocence destroyed - George Butterworth's settings of poems from AE Housman's nostalgic collection A Shropshire Lad; Australian-born Frederick Septimus Kelly's Elegy for his friend Rupert Brooke; and, from across the battle lines, German composer Rudi Stephan's Music for Orchestra.

1 hour, 40 minutes

Last on

Fri 22 Aug 2014 19:30


Role Contributor
PresenterRazia Iqbal
PresenterPetroc Trelawny
ProducerSerena Cross
DirectorSian Lloyd
OrchestraBBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
ConductorAndrew Manze
SingerAllan Clayton
SingerRoderick Williams
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