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Music and Culture of WW1

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Highlights of BBC Radio 3’s special programmes to mark the WW1 centenary. Classical music, art, literature, film, popular songs and cultural life inspired by the war.

Latest Episodes

Musical Stories - Bechstein Hall

David Owen Norris looks at why Bechstein Hall was forced to change it's name

5 MIN2014 JUL 11
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Musical Stories - Bechstein Hall

Gavrilo Princip's Footprints

Maria Margaronis explores the legacy of Gavrilo Princip, the Bosnian Serb whose shots sparked the Great War. His deeds, memory and legacy remain contested in the Balkans and beyond.

43 MIN2014 JUN 30
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Gavrilo Princip's Footprints

The Essay - Music on the Brink: London

Emma Jane Kirby considers the idea of London presenting to both the wider world and Britons themselves in 1914. And she assesses how far these attitudes still resonate today.

13 MIN2014 JAN 11
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The Essay - Music on the Brink: London

Modernist Moments - London

Tom Service takes a litmus test of the classical music goings-on in London in 1914 and finds Modernist Moments by native composers thin on the ground. Two songs by Frank Bridge, Where She Lies Asleep, and Love Went a-riding, written that year, tell the story.

3 MIN2014 JAN 11
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Modernist Moments - London

Postcard from London

Jonathan Pryce reads a fictional postcard from London just before WW1, where Vaughan Williams seems to have caught the imagination of the city. Written by Dr Kate Kennedy

5 MIN2014 JAN 11
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Postcard from London

Essential Classics - London

Charles Emmerson on London, Elgar's Nimrod and the seeds of decline just beofre WW1.

1 MIN2014 JAN 11
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Essential Classics - London

Essential Classics - St Petersburg.

Historian Charles Emmerson St. Petersburg and the power of the Romanov Tsars.

1 MIN2014 JAN 11
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Essential Classics - St Petersburg.

Essential Classics - Berlin

Historian Charles Emmerson on how Berlin was exciting and modern before the great catastrophe about to happen.

3 MIN2014 JAN 11
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Essential Classics - Berlin

Essential Classics - Paris

Historian Charles Emmerson on how Paris before WW1 might have felt and on Beethoven being the most performed composer.

2 MIN2014 JAN 11
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Essential Classics - Paris

Essential Classics - Vienna

Historian Charles Emmerson on how high tradition and modernity collide just before WW1.

1 MIN2014 JAN 11
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Essential Classics - Vienna

Latest Episodes

Musical Stories - Bechstein Hall

David Owen Norris looks at why Bechstein Hall was forced to change it's name

5 MIN2014 JUL 11
Comments
Musical Stories - Bechstein Hall

Gavrilo Princip's Footprints

Maria Margaronis explores the legacy of Gavrilo Princip, the Bosnian Serb whose shots sparked the Great War. His deeds, memory and legacy remain contested in the Balkans and beyond.

43 MIN2014 JUN 30
Comments
Gavrilo Princip's Footprints

The Essay - Music on the Brink: London

Emma Jane Kirby considers the idea of London presenting to both the wider world and Britons themselves in 1914. And she assesses how far these attitudes still resonate today.

13 MIN2014 JAN 11
Comments
The Essay - Music on the Brink: London

Modernist Moments - London

Tom Service takes a litmus test of the classical music goings-on in London in 1914 and finds Modernist Moments by native composers thin on the ground. Two songs by Frank Bridge, Where She Lies Asleep, and Love Went a-riding, written that year, tell the story.

3 MIN2014 JAN 11
Comments
Modernist Moments - London

Postcard from London

Jonathan Pryce reads a fictional postcard from London just before WW1, where Vaughan Williams seems to have caught the imagination of the city. Written by Dr Kate Kennedy

5 MIN2014 JAN 11
Comments
Postcard from London

Essential Classics - London

Charles Emmerson on London, Elgar's Nimrod and the seeds of decline just beofre WW1.

1 MIN2014 JAN 11
Comments
Essential Classics - London

Essential Classics - St Petersburg.

Historian Charles Emmerson St. Petersburg and the power of the Romanov Tsars.

1 MIN2014 JAN 11
Comments
Essential Classics - St Petersburg.

Essential Classics - Berlin

Historian Charles Emmerson on how Berlin was exciting and modern before the great catastrophe about to happen.

3 MIN2014 JAN 11
Comments
Essential Classics - Berlin

Essential Classics - Paris

Historian Charles Emmerson on how Paris before WW1 might have felt and on Beethoven being the most performed composer.

2 MIN2014 JAN 11
Comments
Essential Classics - Paris

Essential Classics - Vienna

Historian Charles Emmerson on how high tradition and modernity collide just before WW1.

1 MIN2014 JAN 11
Comments
Essential Classics - Vienna
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