Dame Diana Rigg tells the story of The Lark Ascending


The Lark Ascending tells the story behind one of the nation's most popular pieces of classical music by English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams.

Classical music fan and presenter Dame Diana Rigg explores the appeal of this 'romantic rhapsody' which was composed at a key turning point in world history in 1914.

She talks to violinist Tasmin Little who describes the power of The Lark Ascending as a force to elevate people's spirits.

The Lark Ascending is broadcast on Friday, 13 January and Tuesday, 17 January at 19:30 GMT on BBC Four and is available for seven days thereafter on the iPlayer.

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