Sorry, this episode is not currently available on BBC iPlayer Radio

Sir Granville Bantock (1868-1945)

3/5. On Elgar's recommendation, Bantock entered academia in the musical hub of Birmingham. Some of his best works were written in this period, including his epic choral and orchestral masterpiece Omar Khayyam. This programme features a new recording, and music specially recorded by the BBC Singers.

Donald Macleod is joined by musicologist Lewis Foreman.

The Witch of Atlas (Tone Poem for Orchestra No 5)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Vernon Handley (conductor)

The Tyger (Words: Blake)
To the Evening Star (Words: Blake)
BBC Singers
Paul Brough (conductor)

Omar Khayyam (Part I from XLVII 'When you and I behind the veil are past' to the end)
Catherine Wyn-Rogers (mezzo-soprano)
Toby Spence (tenor)
Roderick Williams (baritone)
BBC Symphony Chorus and Orchestra
Vernon Handley (conductor).

1 hour

Last on

Wed 17 Oct 2007 20:45

Composer Help Page


Find resources and contacts for composers from within the classical music industry.

Take a tour of Ravel's house

At Ravel's house at Montfort l'Amaury

Sara Mohr-Pietsch reveals Ravel's character in his exquisitely-decorated house near Paris

The absurdly talented Herr Mendelssohn


Donald Macleod reveals Mendelssohn's gift for sketching and watercolours.

Composers A to Z


Visit the extensive audio archive of Radio 3 programmes about Composers and their works.