Music and Culture of WW1

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.


05:55 | Jul 10th, 2014

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

43:38 | Jun 29th, 2014

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.
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13:45 | Jan 10th, 2014

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.

03:31 | Jan 10th, 2014

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,...Show More

05:32 | Jan 10th, 2014

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
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