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Posted By: Ruth Archer
26-Jun-08 - 11:12 AM
Thread Name: Butterworth and Me - BBC Radio 4
Subject: Butterworth and Me - BBC Radio 4
I just caught the last few minutes of this:

Classical Assassins

By Jonathan Lennie

Five monologues from the bit-players in musical history who were responsible for the deaths of the great composers. Featuring music by the victims and based on true stories and serious conjecture.

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Thursday

Butterworth and Me, read by Rebeka Germain
A woman is about to go to the cinema. She has seen the film, a propaganda film called The Battle of the Somme, many times before, in an attempt to pick out her former love.
Music: Is My Team Still Ploughing? (Six Songs from A Shropshire Lad) by George Butterworth


The bit I caught mentioned Butterworth's collecting with Vaughan Williams. Should be available to Listen Again here:

Classical Assassins