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The Asylum Band

Tuesday 20 June 2006 13:30-14:00 (Radio 4 FM)

Repeated: Saturday 24 June 2006 15:30-16:00 (Radio 4 FM)


Violinist David Juritz, leader of the London Mozart Players, had no idea what story would unravel when a friend gave him a collection of music that he had saved from the skip at a local hospital that had just closed down.

The hospital was St Andrew's, in Norwich, the modern name for a psychiatric hospital formerly known as the Norwich Lunatic Asylum. The music belonged to the Asylum orchestra. The programme follows David on a musical voyage of discovery into the history of the hospital and its orchestra.




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