Conquering the Antarctic

Music, Classical and opera
City of London Sinfonia and Holst Singers under Stephen Layton, with Katherine Watson (soprano), Robert Murray (tenor) and Hugh Bonneville (narrator). Extracts from Vaughan Williams's film score 'Scott of the Antarctic'; Cecilia McDowell's 'Seventy Degrees Below Zero' (world premiere); and Vaughan Williams's Symphony No 7 ('Sinfonia Antartica'). (Part of a concert tour retracing the steps of Captain Scott's expedition to the South Pole in music, images and words. Excerpts from Vaughan Williams's 'Scott of the Antarctic' are interwoven with readings from Scott's diary, along with the world premiere of Cecilia McDowell's new piece setting music to words by poet Seán Street, who uses as his inspiration entries in the Scott journals.)


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