Music on the Brink: London
With Sarah Walker. Including Essential CD of the Week: English Fantasia; The music and culture of London on the eve of World War One; Sarah's Essential Choice: Bridge: Dance Poem.
Sarah Walker and at 10.30am her guest, the historian Charles Emmerson, discussing the music and cultural trends in London on the eve of World War One.
A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: English Fantasia: favourite works of Elgar, Delius and Vaughan Williams. We also have our daily brainteaser at 9.30: Only Connect
Artist of the Week: Elly Ameling
Sarah and her guest the historian and writer on international affairs Charles Emmerson discuss the music and cultural trends in London on the eve on World War 1, as part of Radio 3's Music on the Brink season.
Charles Emmerson is the author of "1913: The World Before the Great War", which tells the stories of twenty-three cities across the world - from Europe's capitals and the emerging metropolises of America, to the imperial cities of Asia and Africa. He has worked for the International Crisis Group, the World Economic Forum, and is currently a Senior Research Fellow at Chatham House, working on resource security issues, foreign policy and global geopolitics.
Essential Choice: Music on the Brink - London
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Richard Hickox (conductor).
Today’s Brainteaser Answer
The connection was Winter.
The music played:
Symphony No. 1, Op. 13 'Winter Daydreams'
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Mariss Jansons (conductor)
'At day close in November' (from Winter Words)
Ian Partridge (tenor)
Jennifer Partridge (piano)
'Winter', Concerto No. 4 in F Minor from The Four Seasons, Op. 8, RV 297: Allegro
Andrew Manze (violin)
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Ton Koopman (director)