Series about music related to BBC Four's Symphony series. Simon Russell Beale on composers who lived, wrote in and travelled to London: Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Mozart, Handel.
A personal view of classical music from a range of presenters. Today, the last of the 4 programmes presented by Simon Russell Beale as he concludes his series of programmes exploring the music connected to some of the cities he visited in BBC Four's 'Symphony' series. Today's focus is London, and over the two hours Simon plays great music from composers who lived, wrote in and travelled to London. Repertoire includes orchestral music by Elgar and Vaughan Williams, a flute sonata by Mozart, and an anthem by Handel. This programme is part of Radio 3's series of symphony programmes broadcast this month.