The Last Century
Music by 20th-century composers.
1920 – 8
This is the eighth part in a series of programmes on music that was composed exactly a century ago. Just like last month, today’s compositions all come from England. During this hour, you will hear two longer works by Arnold Bax and two short vocal works by Percy Grainger and Gerald Finzi.
- Arnold Bax: Piano Sonata No. 2. Frank Merrick, piano
- Arnold Bax: Phantasy for Viola and Orchestra. Rivka Golani, viola; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vernon Handley
- Percy Grainger: County Derry Air. Stephen Varcoe, baritone; Joyful Company of Singers; City of London Sinfonia conducted by Richard Hickox
- Gerald Finzi: ‘Tall Nettles’ from In Years Defaced. John Mark Ainsley; City of London Sinfonia conducted by Richard Hickox