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Holst and Vaughan Williams: Making Music English

Historian Amanda Vickery and broadcaster Tom Service unearth the fascinating story of the life-long friendship between composers Ralph Vaughan Williams and Gustav Holst.

Historian Amanda Vickery and broadcaster Tom Service unearth the fascinating story of the life-long friendship between composers Ralph Vaughan Williams and Gustav Holst, whose music gave birth to the 'English sound' in the first half of the 20th century. They retrace the walking trips the two composers took together across the country to discover how influences ranging from the Renaissance masters to folk music imbued their music with the 'Englishness' we recognise today. Illustrating the story, the BBC Concert Orchestra perform excerpts of both composers' music.

59 minutes

Last on

Tue 20 Nov 2018 00:15

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Role Contributor
Presenter Amanda Vickery
Presenter Tom Service
Conductor Barry Wordsworth
Executive Producer Ben Weston
Executive Producer Elizabeth Hartford
Director Alistair Laurence
Production Manager Lisa Quilter
Editor Paul Binns
Performer BBC Concert Orchestra
Production Company Reef Television

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