October 24, 2018

Within the Arts, the First World War is perhaps best known for the major poems and poets of the time, much of the horror and desolation conveyed through the most moving and evocative works, sometimes written within the War itself, and by those who were tragically killed. For various reasons, the effect on composers and composition is less clear, arguably it is a work written far beyond the War that had the greatest effect, Britten’s War Requiem, which was completed in 1962 and, incidentally, uses the poems of the War poet, Wilfred Owen.

But undoubtedly, composers were involved and affected by the War. John Francis, Vice-Chairman of the Ralph Vaughan Williams Society will introduce the composer’s contribution in a separate talk during our Centenary Concert in Pimlico on the 30th. The courage of Vaughan Williams was monumental during this conflict. But pride of place in these few words should go to those killed: George Butterworth, who was shot and killed by a sniper in 1916; Rudi Stefan,...

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