Arnold: Symphony No. 5

Malcolm Arnold has gained a posthumous reputation as a composer of light and superficial music. Charles Hazlewood and the BBC Concert Orchestra delve into the world of his 5th Symphony however and discover a surprisingly dark and complex world - a work full of irony, conflict and above all: anguish.

The programme also looks back at Arnold's views on social music making, featuring archive interviews with the composer.

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58 minutes


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ComposerMalcolm Arnold

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