Preview – Our Classical Century

Our Classical Century 2
Picture Shows: Suzy Klein, John Simpson. Image Credit: Lion TV/BBC.

This occasional series returns for its second episode, looking at classical music between the 1930s-50s.

Joining Suzy Klein in this episode is John Simpson, as the look at music composed for the coronations of both George VI and Elizabeth II, as well as morale-boosting wartime piano concerts held by Myra Hess, and Benjamin Britten’s post-war work The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra.

Our Classical Century is on BBC Four at 21.00.