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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.



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