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  • 49th Parallel

    Created by: Ralph Vaughan Williams

    At the outbreak of the World War I in 1914 Ralph Vaughan Williams was – at the age of 42 – beyond the threshold for acti...

  • A 'Pastoral' Symphony

    Created by: Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Vaughan Williams composed nine symphonies in total, over the course of nearly 60 years. A Pastoral Symphony was his thir...

  • Appalachia

    Created by: Frederick Delius

    Appalachia (composed 1902) was the second work to be given this title by Delius, following an 1896 work for orchestra su...

  • Boléro

    Created by: Maurice Ravel

    Maurice Ravel’s Boléro, a ballet for orchestra, is perhaps his most famous work. It was commissioned in 1928 by t...

  • Brigg Fair

    Created by: Frederick Delius

    Frederick Delius' Brigg Fair was composed in 1907 and is indebted to the work of his friend, fellow composer and folkson...

  • Cello Sonata

    Created by: Frederick Delius

    Frederick Delius' Cello Sonata belongs to a period of wartime composition in which Delius turned his attention to the hi...

  • Florida Suite

    Created by: Frederick Delius

    Frederick Delius’s orchestral suite Florida, composed in 1887, was performed only once in his lifetime, at a private run...

  • Fünf Orchesterstücke (‘Five Orchestral Pieces’), O...

    Created by: Arnold Schoenberg

    Arnold Schoenberg’s Fünf Orchesterstücke Op.16 was composed in the summer of 1909 and first performed by Sir Henry Wood ...

  • Lulu

    Created by: Alban Berg

    Alban Berg’s opera Lulu is based on the plays Erdgeist (Earth Spirit) and Die Büchse der Pandora (Pandora’s Box) by Fran...

  • Music for the documentary film Night Mail (1936)

    Created by: Benjamin Britten

    Night Mail is a classic British documentary featuring Benjamin Britten's music with W H Auden's poetry. In 1935, the Gen...

  • Oedipus Rex

    Created by: Igor Stravinsky

    Oedipus Rex is an opera-oratorio in two acts composed by Stravinsky in 1926–27 after Sophocles’s tragedy Oedipus Tyrannu...

  • On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring

    Created by: Frederick Delius

    Frederick Delius’s On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring (composed 1912) is, with Summer Night on the River, one of a pa...

  • Piano Concerto in C minor

    Created by: Frederick Delius

    Frederick Delius’s Piano Concerto in C minor is a work with a long and complex history of revisions and disputes.

  • Pulcinella

    Created by: Igor Stravinsky

    At the outbreak of the First World War in 1914, Stravinsky and his family were on one of their regular visits to Switzer...

  • Sechs Stücke für grosses Orchester (‘Six Pieces fo...

    Created by: Anton Webern

    The mature musical language of Anton Webern (1883–1945) owed much to Schoenberg’s explorations in chromaticism and atona...