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Classic FM Drive with John Brunning 5pm - 7pm
Catherine Bott takes a musical tour around London town.
Tonight Catherine Bott asks: “How has London inspired composers throughout history?”
Ranging across the centuries from Haydn, to his namesake Haydn Wood, landmarks from the city such as Whitehall, Knighstbridge and St James’s Park are all conjured up tonight by the great composers.
There’s also a chance to hear Elgar’s superb overture in homage to London, Cockaigne, and Vaughan Williams’ evocation of street cries and morning mist in his London Symphony.