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Music in the Great War: Britain at War - The Home Front

With Sarah Walker. CD of the Week: Elgar: Piano Music; Brainteaser: Who/What/Where Am I?; Music and literature scholar Kate Kennedy; Sarah's Essential Choice: Bridge: A Prayer.

with Sarah Walker and her guest, the music and literature scholar, Kate Kennedy.

A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Elgar: Piano Music, Ashley Wass, NAXOS. We also have our daily brainteaser at 9.30.

9:30 - 10:30 Including a selection of music from the time of World War One.

Sarah's guest this week is the consultant to the Radio 3 World War One programming, Kate Kennedy. Kate is a Research Fellow at Girton College, Cambridge, where she teaches in the English and Music Faculties. She has published numerous papers on music and literature around the First World War, and is currently working on a biography of the poet and composer Ivor Gurney, and co-editing The Silent Morning: Cultural Responses to the Armistice, 1918. She has also recently co-edited and contributed to a special edition of the Journal of First World War Studies, entitled The First World War: Music, Literature, Memory. She gives regular lectures in music festivals, pre-concert talks, contributes as a guest to programmes for Radio 3 and is a freelance baroque cellist.

Sarah's Essential Choice
A Prayer
BBC National Chorus and Orchestra of Wales
Richard Hickox (conductor)

3 hours

Music Played

  • William Lawes

    Aire (Consort Sett a 5 in A minor)

    Ensemble: Fretwork.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Tragic Overture

    Orchestra: Philharmonia. Conductor: Otto Klemperer.
    • EMI.
  • Edward Elgar


    Performer: Ashley Wass.
    • Naxos.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Concerto Grosso Op.3 No.5 in D minor

    Performer: Combattimento. Performer: Jan Willem de Vriend (conductor).
  • Hubert Parry

    Chivalry of the Sea

    Choir: BBC Symphony Chorus. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones.
    • DUTTON.
  • Nicolò Paganini

    Allegro vivace a movimento perpetuo

    Performer: Gil Shaham. Performer: Göran Söllscher.
    • DG.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Novelettes: No. 1 in C major; No. 2 in B flat minor

    Performer: Pascal Rogé.
    • Decca.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Divertimento No. 11 in D major, K.251: Marcia alla francese

    Orchestra: Cologne Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Helmut Müller‐Brühl.
    • Naxos.
  • John Ireland

    Violin Sonata No.2 in A minor

    Performer: Paul Barritt. Performer: Catherine Edwards.
  • Mozart

    Kyrie in C KV323

    Performer: Arnold Schoenberg Chor. Performer: Concentus Musicus Wien. Performer: Nicholas Harnoncourt (conductor).
    • TELDEC.
  • Rebecca Clarke


    Performer: Philip Dukes. Performer: Sophia Rahman.
    • Naxos.
  • Adela Maddison

    Piano Quintet: II. Vivace

    Ensemble: Fibonacci Sequence.
    • Dutton Epoch.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Jesu, joy of man's desiring BWV147 (arr Hess)

    Performer: Penelope Thwaites (lute).
  • Frank Bridge

    A Prayer

    Choir: BBC National Chorus of Wales. Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • CHANDOS.
  • York Bowen

    Nos. 2 & 3 from Three Preludes Op.81

    Performer: Joop Celis (piano).
    • CHANDOS.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Violin Concerto in D Op.35

    Performer: Henryk Szeryng. Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Munch.
    • Sony.

Today's Brainteaser Answer - Who am I?

Mozart's sister, Marianne (Nannerl).


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