The Full Works Concert - Monday 4 August, 8pm

Elgar and Bruch are among the composers who lived through and responded to the First World War.

Arras Battle Somme

On the 100th anniversary of Britain's declaration of war against Germany, tonight's Full Works Concert features music by composers whose lives were touched and forever changed by the events of World War 1 

They include Elgar, who lost so many of his friends in the conflict and the German Max Bruch, whose son was killed in action.

GALLERY: Gassed, killed, bankrupted, inspired: great composers in the First World War >  

Tonight's music includes:

Edward Elgar: Variations on an Original Theme Opus 36
Colin Davis conducts the London Symphony Orchestra

Ernest Farrar: Heroic Elegy Opus 36
Alasdair Mitchell conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra

Ralph Vaughan Williams: 5 Variants of 'Dives & Lazarus'
William Boughton conducts the English String Orchestra

Will Todd: Remembrance
Nigel Short directs Tenebrae and the English Chamber Orchestra
Piano: James Sherlock

Cecil Coles: Behind the Lines
Martyn Brabbins conducts the BBC Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Max Bruch: Symphony No.1 in E-flat major Opus 28
Kurt Masur conducts the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra

George Butterworth: The Banks of Green Willow
Mark Elder conducts the Halle Orchestra

Julian Grenfell: Into Battle
Reader: Ralph Fiennes

The Full Works Concert

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