The Lark Ascending in conversation

with Jennifer Pike and guests

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Writer and broadcaster Andrew Green looks at the background to the composition of The Lark Ascending and talks to guests about the real-life skylark. What is revealed when larksong is slowed down? What threats are posed to the bird’s wellbeing in the modern world? All this, plus poetry and a range of music to celebrate this magical bird.

Guests include

Jennifer Pike
Violinist and soloist for The Lark Ascending Centenary concert

Cheryl Tipp
The British Library’s Curator of Wildlife & Environmental Sounds

Paul Donald
Author of The Skylark, a guide to everything you might want to know about larks

Watch the live broadcast

The live broadcast will be shown here on this page at 6pm on Sunday 6 December.

Join us for The Lark Ascending Centenary live broadcast on Tuesday 15 December.

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