Music in the Great War: Fiddler in the tower

Daniel Hope visits the Tower of London with his violin

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BBC Radio 3
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 20:20

Violinist Daniel Hope looks at the story of Fernando Buschman, a German-Brazilian violinist charged with espionage and held in the Tower of London during World War One.

Hope performs the works that Buschman had with him at the time, including the Sarabande from Bach’s Partita in D Minor, Braga’s Angel’s Serenade and music from Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci.

The programme includes interviews with Bridget Clifford of the Royal Armouries at the Tower of London and Dr Nicholas Hiley of the University of Kent.

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