Talk: An introduction to The Silver Tassie

BBC SO Total Immersion: In Remembrance World War I

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Ahead of the performance in the Barbican Hall, composer Mark–Anthony Turnage and librettist Amanda Holden  introduce their operatic adaptation of the 1928 play The Silver Tassie.

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Limited capacity but admission guaranteed to day pass-holders

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Long read: Music of conflict

Dr Kate Kennedy looks at a number of solider-composers from World War I, from different backgrounds and nations, exploring the vital importance of music for survival. 

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