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Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 2 'London'

Stephen Johnson and Kate Kennedy join Louise Fryer to talk about Vaughan Williams and his London Symphony. Is it a picture postcard, a dark premonition or more complex and subtle?

Vaughan Williams's A London Symphony was first performed in London in 1914. So: is it a tune-filled picture postcard, a dark premonition of a society devastated by war, or something more complex and subtle? Stephen Johnson and Kate Kennedy join Louise Fryer to talk about the Symphony that remained Vaughan Williams's own favourite even after he'd written seven more.

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Composer Ralph Vaughan Williams

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