BBC Radio 3

Sunday Features / documentaries

From Convent to Concert Hall:

Dawn on the Somme:

The Ruhleben Legacy:

Special Features

Shakespeare and Music (with Samuel West from the RSC):

Britten and the Radio (from Snape Maltings):

Building a Library

The music of Ethel Smyth:

On Britten’s Winter Words:

On Elgar recordings:

Composer of the Week

On Ivor Gurney:

On composers of the First World War:

Proms plus

On Frank Bridge:

On Vaughan Williams:

Discussing Vaughan Williams’ London Symphony with Stephen Johnson and Louise Fryer in the Proms, 2013:

On Lili Boulanger and Elgar (BBC World Service):

In Tune

Dr Kate Kennedy on the music landscape on the brink of WW1:

LONDON – fictional postcard set in 1914 by Dr Kate Kennedy, read by Jonathan Pryce:


Radio 3 tells story of World War One through its music: