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Recorded at Kings Weston House, music educator Dr. Jonathan James takes a close look at Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending and brings the score to life, with insights into the structure and harmonies that make this such an iconic work.
In this talk from the piano, Jonathan asks why this piece has retained its universal appeal over the century and how Vaughan Williams says so much with so little: how he combines high art with folk music, and how, through his imaginative touch, the flight of the lark becomes the flight of the soul.
The live broadcast will be shown here on this page at 6pm on Sunday 13 December.
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On Wednesday 23 September 2020 Colston Hall changed its name to Bristol Beacon.
Our new name is just the first step, it is about more than the sign above our door. Click below to find out more about how we’re changing, watch our name announcement, and discover how we want everyone to share in the joy of live music.