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Music in the Great War: Austria-Hungary at War

With Sarah Walker. CD of the Week: Elgar: Piano Music; Brainteaser: Listeners' Puzzle; Music and literature scholar Kate Kennedy; Sarah's Essential Choice: Beethoven: Symphony No 3.

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
Symphony No.3 'Eroica'
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Georg Solti (conductor)

3 hours

Music Played

  • anon

    Only Connect

    Conductor: anon.
  • Johann, II Strauss

    Radetzky March

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic. Conductor: Herbert von Karajan.
    • DG.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Folk Festival (The Gadfly Suite, Op.97a)

    Orchestra: The Philadelphia Orchestra. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • DECCA.
  • Hanns Eisler

    Galgenlieder No 1, No 6

    Performer: Jutta Czapski. Singer: Roswitha Trexler.
    • Brilliant.
  • Edward Elgar

    Douce pensée 'Rosemary'; The Sanguine Fan

    Performer: Ashley Wass.
    • NAXOS.
  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold

    Much Ado About Nothing Suite, Op 11

    Orchestra: Orchestre philharmonique de Strasbourg. Conductor: Marc Albrecht.
    • Pentatone.
  • Hans Gál

    Serbian Dances Op.3: Nos. 1, 2 & 6

    Performer: Goldstone + Clemmow.
    • Olympia.
  • Percy Grainger

    Jungle Book: Morning Song in the Jungle

    Choir: Polyphony. Conductor: Stephen Layton.
    • Hyperion.
  • Anton Webern

    Der Tag ist vergangen, Op. 12 No. 1

    Singer: Heather Harper. Performer: Charles Rosen.
    • Sony.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No.3 ‘Eroica’

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Georg Solti.
    • Decca.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony No 6 in F major, K 43

    Orchestra: The English Concert. Conductor: Trevor Pinnock.
    • ARCHIV.

Today's Brainteaser Answer - Only Connect

The connection was Mornings.

The music played:


From Dawn to Midday on the Sea (1st mvmt La Mer)
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Bernard Haitink (conductor)
PHILIPS 438 743 2   

Morning (Peer Gynt)
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Neeme Jarvi (conductor)
DG 437 523 2    

March, (Matinees Musicales)
National Philharmonic Orchestra
Richard Bonynge (conductor)
DECCA LONDON 425 659 2 


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